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Trabzonspor will face off against visiting rivals Galatasaray at Medical Park Stadyumu in this Super Lig meeting on Sunday.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Trabzonspor v Galatasaray are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Trabzonspor, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Super Lig success against Giresunspor.
In that game, Trabzonspor managed 54% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Trabzonspor was Anthony Nwakaeme (7'). Giresunspor had 10 shots on goal with 3 on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Trabzonspor have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Trabzonspor have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 8 goals during that time.
Pre-game facts show that Trabzonspor:
- have not registered a win against Galatasaray in their previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 7 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Galatasaray drew 2-2 in the Super Lig tie with Kasimpasa.
In that match, Galatasaray had 53% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Galatasaray, the goals were scored by Alexandru Cicâldău (32') and Kerem Aktürkoğlu (38'). Kasimpasa got 17 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Nicolai Jørgensen (45') and Umut Bozok (66') scored for Kasimpasa.
Galatasaray have been effective going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 13 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Fatih Terim will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Galatasaray have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same outings. We shall soon find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Analysis of their past results shows that Galatasaray:
- have not been beaten by Trabzonspor when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 01/09/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Trabzonspor winning 2 of those games, Galatasaray 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 10 from Karadeniz Fırtınası and 8 created by Cimbom. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Super Lig match day 36 on 21/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Galatasaray 1-1 Trabzonspor.
On that day, Galatasaray had 52% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Emre Akbaba (96').
At the other end, Trabzonspor got 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Edgar Ié (76') scored.
The match was refereed by Mete Kalkavan.
Team News: Trabzonspor
Gervinho (Tear in the abductor muscle) and Djaniny (Injury to the ankle) will not be taking part for Trabzonspor gaffer Abdullah Avcı.
Team News: Galatasaray
Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has some current player fitness concerns. Sacha Boey (Hamstring Injury), Sofiane Feghouli (groin strain), Baris Yilmaz (Hand fracture), Omar Elabdellaoui (Eye Injury) and Arda Turan (Ankle Injury) miss out here. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Omar Elabdellaoui and Marcão.
We’re of the opinion that Galatasaray and Trabzonspor should play out a closely-fought contest here.
It could well end in a draw. That’s why we have predicted a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw when the referee blows the full-time whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Medical Park Stadyumu (40,782)
Captain: Uğurcan Çakır
Chairman: Ahmet Ağaoğlu
Manager: Abdullah Avcı
Competitions: Super Lig position 1, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Key Player: Anastasios Bakasetas
Typically used in the Striker position, Anastasios Bakasetas was born in Greece. Having made a first senior appearance for Asteras Tripolis in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season so far in 3 appearances.