Galatasaray vs Elazigspor by Sarparas
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Unworthiness of cup: The Turkish Cup is third priority for Galatasaray. They will play against Chelsea in Champions League. Of course, this is the most important one. And the second priority is Turkish Super League. They are 2nd in the league table with 34 points in 18 matches (9 w-7 d-2 l) In last week, they lost two points against Gaziantepspor in away match. Now they are 10 points away from the top of league table. And next match, they will play against Bursaspor, one of the most important teams in Turkish Super League, on Sunday. So, that match is more important than today's match. If Galatasaray lose points against Bursaspor, and then perhaps they will lose all hopes for winning league title. For this reason, Roberto Mancini will probably make rotation in squad. Burak Yilmaz (24/10 top scorer with Drogba) , Chedjou (22/1 d), Gokhan Zan (14/0 d), Aydin Yilmaz (11/2 m), Hamit Altintop (3/0 m) will be out for this match. In addition to these missings Drogba and Sneider can be rested by Roberto Mancini.
Stadium: The match between Galatasaray and Elazigspor will be played in Ataturk Olympic Stadium which is not home stadium for Galatasaray. And big clubs in Turkey, like Besiktas and Galatasaray, hate playing home matches in this stadium because of its bad atmosphere. This stadium is not very suitable for football matches. Its location and big capacity is a huge problem for big clubs. Its capacity is 80.500. It's the biggest stadium in Turkey. Especially in a Turkish Cup match, it's nearly impossible to fill all seats. I think utmost 8000-9000 supporters will be in the stadium. And you can imagine 9000 supporters in the stadium which has 80.500 seats. So, there won't be huge home advantage for Galatasaray.
In addition to all disadvantages for Galatasaray I must emphasize the motivation of Elazigspor. They beat Galatasaray 1-0 in last mid-week in Elazig in Turkish Cup. If they achieve to get one point or more in this match, they will probably finish the group stage among first two teams.
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