Galatasaray – Bursaspor SOCCER PICKS
Galatasaray and Bursaspor face at Türk Telekom Arena, in a match for the 9 th round of the Süper Lig. The history of direct confrontations disputed in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 4 and tied 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 23-02- 2018, for the Süper Lig, Galatasaray won by (5-0). B. Gomis (11 ‘, 72’ e 90 ‘), Garry Rodrigues (42’) and S. Aziz (49 ‘) scored the goals of Galatasaray. the Bursaspor presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so that in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 18 points won, after 6 wins and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against BB Erzurumspor, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Antalyaspor, by (0-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 9 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 11 suffered.
For this competition, record a sequence of 4 victories in their last home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition.
The Galatasaray comes to this game with a triumph, by 0-1, in the visit to the field of Antalyaspor: the only goal of the team was marked by Ryan Donk. In this match against the fans it is expected that coach Fatih Terim will act in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Younes Belhanda is fundamental in the processes of local team. The Swiss Eren Derdiyok is the best score of the team in the championship, with 3 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on Selcuk Inan and Akbaba, both with physical problems.
The away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 8 points won, after 1 win, 5 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Sivasspor, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Ankaragücü, by (1-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 3 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 4 away matches for the championship, Bursaspor has 2 draws and 2 losses, so they won 2 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 18 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
The Bursaspor part for this day with a triumph, by 1-0, in the reception to Ankaragücü, adding in this way the first victory in this Turkish championship: Umut Meras scored the only goal of the match. In this out-of-home match, the team under Samet Aybaba must appear with a low block, exploring in the best way the space on the opponent’s back: Shehu is the main intervener in this type of transition. For this difficult game the coach can not count on the injured Tasdemir.