Galatasaray vs Balikesirspor by Foxserkan
Galatasaray managed to defeat Elazigspor at away in the weekend in a very exciting match as the midfielder Melo saved a penalty when Muslera the goal keeper was sent off right before the penalty given and Galatasaray had no chance left to make substitution. Tonight Fatih Terim will rest maximum players due to exhausted match traffic of Turkey Super League and Champions League. I expect Gokhan Zan and Cris in the center defense will be playing together. IMO this is a risk as these players never played together. This year Galatasaray suffered a lot from the defensive mistakes. And tonight they will play with one of the weakest defense line and without their main goal keeper Muslera as he is suspended.
Balikesirspor seems like a very weak team according to the odds offered. Let me tell you something that Balikesir are not the team of their league and I believe their squad is more than qualified for Turkey League 1. They have got a very strong offense line and they are capable of organizing serious goal positions. I have checked the media and TV and found out how the players were motivated for this match. It true for such players of Balikesir it is a big chance and very exciting to play against a Turkish giant. I have no doubt of how the players will struggle on the field tonight.
Galatasaray will line up with many players who never played or played once or twice this season. Main goal keeper is already suspended. Gokhan Zan has never played with Cris. And we may even be more surprised by more unexpected selections both in defense and midfield. On the other hand Balikesir is a better team than the league they are in. They have got a strong offense line. They are very motivated. I expect at least 1 goal from the visitors.
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE (YES)||Bet365||2.38||8||4-1 WON (+11.04 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.