Besiktas vs Galatasaray by Foxserkan
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IMO Besiktas made the greatest start to the new season and there is no doubt that they are playing the best football in Turkey. New head coach Slaven Bilic must have been a great transfer as he is doing his job very good so far. Simply Besiktas are playing as a team and their offense line is on top of their form. The only bad news for the team and the only disadvantage should be considered as the absentee of young talent Oguzhan. IMO he contributes a lot in goal organizations and plays important role in midfield.
Galatasaray disappointed their fans with their unexpected performance and the last defeat in CHL match at home by Real Madrid caused plenty criticisms by the Turkish sports media. It is true that the numbers say Galatasaray are not doing well but on the other hand we can not underestimate the players who are one of the most important names of Turkish Super League. In the league matches they already lost 6 points but if you deeply analyze you can notice that there is not something extra ordinary happened in those 3 matches that they drew. 2 away matches against Bursaspor and Eskisehirspor. Well Galatasaray were already loosing point(s) against these teams in recent years. So nothing different. 1-1 against Antalyaspor at home? I watched the match 90 minutes. First of all the match was on the eve of Real Madrid match and despite the bad football Galatasaray managed to create plenty goal chances. On the other hand if the referee was a bit more careful than Antalyaspor would have been down to 10 men in the early minutes of the match and it could have ended with 4-0. So when making an analyze you should be very analyctic. Last match against Real Madrid which they lost 1-6, can this be a measure of their real strength? No, not in my opinion. Because Galatasaray played a very good football against Spanish football giant in the first 30 minutes and missed very important goal chances. The first goal of Real Madrid was a stupid mistake of Eboue who should have easily cleared the ball reaching to Isco. Despite being behind with 1 goal Galatasaray begun the second half good again and even missed an other clear goal chance with Burak’s header but it all happened after the second goal of Real Madrid and then after 55th minute Galatasaray completely gave up. I do not take Champions League defeat as any measure or as any bad signal. Galatasaray is Galatasaray. I remember even the players of Real Madrid and even the media of Spain were surprised with the result.
For 6 derbies Galatasaray did not loose to Besiktas. 9 goals were produced in the last 2 derby matches between Besiktas and Galatasaray. 20 goals were recorded in the last 5 derbies and 4 of these matches resulted with goals over 2.5.
Besiktas side: Important midfielder young talent Oguzhan is injured. Veli Kavlak is fit and ready to play. There is no other absent in the team.
Galatasaray side: Important forward Drogba is doubtful until match kick off time. Important defensive midfielder Hamit Altintop is still injured.
Besiktas recorded 4 consecutive wins with convincing football and results. It is true that they are playing the best football and the new transfers including head coach Slaven Bilic are performing above the expectations. But on the other hand this match is a derby we have Galatasaray on the other side. Recording so many low results and bad performance I have no doubt that the players will be extra motivated and react completely different. Some people may think that the fans support may give pressure to Galatasaray but I have just heard a rumor that 30.000 Galatasaray fans already bought the tickets. This is a rumor I will write again if I get the real info. The odds are telling me “INVEST”. Bet on Galatasaray AH +0.25
|Galatasaray AH +0.25||Sbobet||1.80||10||1-2 WON (+8 units)|
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