Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor by Neuro
Galatasaray will open the third round of Turkish championship this Friday night as they welcome Antalyaspor. Their target for this match will be to seal the victory as quick as possible as they are also awaiting Champions League's first round match against Real Madrid at home next Tuesday and everyone wants clear victory without complicating the game much.
Their start of the season wasn't the best one, as Galatasaray has two consecutive draws after a season opener victory over Gaziantepspor at home. Draws came against Bursaspor away from home 1:1 and even more disappointing was their third round's match when they hosted Eskisehirspor but were limited to a goalless game. Worrying enough is that the team didn't make many chances in these two matches and offensive part of the game is something that they surely worked out a lot during international break. Team is already four points below Besiktas who are current leaders and the victory is a must thing for them tonight. Their coach Fatih Terim will not count at left back Riera and central defender Nounkeu who are anyway yet to perform this season, while midfielder Altintop faces with injury and will also be sidelined.
Antalyaspor is coming from another poor performance two weeks ago when they hosted Bursaspor and were defeated with a 1:2 result. It seems that the magic from previous season has gone now, as they did great for most of the year and that the team has now big problems in creative part of the match and especially troubles scoring goal.
In first three matches of the season they have scored only one goal, as Milan Baros netted once against Bursa, while they were quite lucky to pull out two goalless draw at the beginning of the season - at home against Kayseri and on the road with Gaziantepspor. Thing to be worse for them, they didn't sign any player late in the transfer period, instead of it they got weakened as they sold their play maker and one of the better players in previous season Moroccan midfielder Ismail Aissati. Experienced central defender Baris is sidelined without participation yet, same as left back Wederson.
Guests are coming with huge offensive problems that won't be fixed out of nowhere and it will be very hard for them to keep competitive during the game under such circumstances. Galatasaray will try to seal the victory from the first minute and should get a bit easier victory than the bookmakers expect.