Galatasaray vs Genclerbirligi by Pacifier

After a sensational start to the season, Galatasaray have faltered a bit in the last two games, first drawing in a heated derby game against Fenerbahce and then losing another derby to Trabzonspor by 2-1. Those results have cut their lead at the top of the table to just three points and they need to get back to winning ways in this game. A major problem is the manager seems to go for a cautious approach in big games like he did against Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor, then switch to a more attacking style against the lesser teams. The pragmatic approach has not helped their players like Sofiane Feghouli and Bafetimbi Gomis who have been outstanding this season but were quiet in those games. Sofiane Feghouli and Papa Alioune Ndiaye are both suspended and Cigerci and Selcuk Inan will come into the side. Gomis will lead the line once more and hope to add to his impressive tally of nine goals in ten games.


Genclerbirligi have to be worried of relegation now as they cannot seem to string wins together. They went from beating Basaksehir to losing 4-1 to Alanyaspor, then went from beating champions Besiktas and drawing 3-3 at Akhisar to losing rather bluntly to malatyaspor by 1-0 at home. They rooted in 17th place with just eight points from 10 games and it is hard to see them getting anything from this game. They have big problems playing away from home as they have only picked up just one point from five away games, conceding at least three goals in all five games. Thya is bad news for them considering Galatasaray are joint top scorers in the league.


the guests have had trouble playing against high tempo side and that will be bad news for them as Galatasaray tend to play at high pace which should see them score early against their less formidable opponents. The host are prices extremely short for the win at just 1.22, but a more value bet will be the 1.80 quote on the hosts scoring in both halves, a selection that would have paid out in four of Gala five home league games this season. Genclerbirligi have also conceded in both halves in four of their five away games this season. So at decent odds of 1.80, that is my pick for this game.

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Pick Bookmaker Odds Stake Result
Home score in both halves Bet365 1.80 8 5-1 WON (+6.4 units)
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Comments (1)
Pretty similar choice of words preview by Whoscored eh?
11/03/2017 - 17:30
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