Genclerbirligi VS Galatasaray Preview and Prediction

Posted Sun, 02 May 2021 10:23:19 GMT        

Turkish Super Liga - Genclerbirligi VS Galatasaray

Kick off: 02-05-2021 18:30 Sunday (GMT+1)

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MATCH PREVIEW

Despite back-to-back wins in the Turkish Super Lig Galatasaray still find themselves six points off frontrunners Besiktas in the race for the title. Galatasaray carved out a 1-0 win against Konyaspor in midweek but they remain 3rd on 72 points, a point behind Fenerbahce with Besiktas leading the way on 78. Their opponents, Genclerbirligi, are currently in the relegation zone after a 3-1 defeat to Hatayspor but they are still in with a chance of survival, just three points from safety with six games to play.  

 

These two teams are fighting at opposite ends of the table with the hosts vying for safety in Turkey's top tier. Genclerbirligi picked up four points from their two games prior to last week's loss and have only lost three of their last nine matches but an 11-game winless run spanning two months, between January and March, has left them playing catch up. The home side lost nine of those 11 games but snapped the streak with a win over Fenerbahce who are currently 2nd. The hosts won their last game here and have a good record against Galatasaray in recent years especially when they have played at home.  

 

Galatasaray have won on just one of their seven visits to this stadium with five of those meetings ending in a draw. They have failed to score in either of their last two trips to face Genclerbirligi but did win the reverse fixture 6-0 back in January. Galatasaray come here searching for a third consecutive win in the league but like their hosts, a barren run earlier in the campaign has hindered their chances of winning the title. The visitors lost back-to-back games at the start of April and despite winning three of their last four they are still six points off the pace.  

 

KEY STATISTICS

Galatasaray have more than twice as many points (72) as their hosts (35).

The visitors have won three of their last four away matches.

The hosts have lost three of their last five games.

 

BETTING VERDICT

The hosts are fighting for their lives but Galatasaray won't want to let up in the race for the title. Despite a few poor results at this ground in recent years, I think Galatasaray will have too much for Genclerbirligi here. Remember they won 6-0 when these sides met back in January so back an away win.

 

Genclerbirligi VS Galatasaray

1x2 Pick: 2

 

Genclerbirligi VS Galatasaray Preview and Prediction