Galatasaray – Yeni Malatyaspor Prediction & Picks (16.02.2020)


Galatasaray – Yeni Malatyaspor SOCCER PICKS

In the Turkish Cup, the Turkish record champions recently had to cut sail. The Istanbul lions missed only one goal to solve the “Türkiye Kupasi” semi-final ticket. On Sunday evening, Galatasaray is back in everyday league life. In the home game against Yeni Malatyaspor, the latest winning streak is to be expanded.

The Lions do not want to allow themselves to lose any points before the Intercontinental Derby against Fenerbahce. Bookies consider Galatasaray a favorite against Malatyaspor according to odds. A tip on the home side is definitely recommended given the strong home record.

In addition, our assessment is also favored by the weak form of the guests. Since the change of coach, the East Anatolian club has been going downhill. For the new coach Kemal Özdes it would be the third loss in the third competitive game. As can be seen from the latest results, there was not even a point against a relegation candidate like Ankaragücü.

Therefore, at Galatasaray against Malatyaspor, a prognosis for the guests seems to be associated with a lot of risk. Further analyzes on Turkish football can be found in the category betting tips Turkey.


As the past few weeks in Turkey have shown, the record champions of the Süper Lig should not be underestimated. Galatasaray is back in the title race with a remarkable winning streak and is again among the narrow circle of title favorites. The lions receive Malatyaspor at home before the city derby against the arch-rival comes next week.

During the week, despite a 3-1 home win over Alanyaspor, Galatasaray was eliminated from the quarter-finals of the Turkish Cup. Due to the away goals regulation, Galatasaray missed the semi-finals in the “Türkiye Kupasi” with a total score of 3: 3.

In the Süper Lig it is now a matter of expanding the winning streak with a home win over Malatyaspor. As in previous seasons, Galatasaray will also benefit from home strength this season. The Turkish record champions currently have a home record of 7-3-1, making them one of the strongest teams in the Süper Lig.

Across all competitions, Galatasaray has recently had five home wins in a row. Although with Radamel Falcao and Florin Andone the two seeded strikers were missing in the squad, there was a considerable amount of goals for the Lions. A total of 16 goals were scored. A big part of it had Adem Büyük, who was actually hired as a striker joker in the summer.

As the match in the cup shows, the lions are hungry for success again. If the Turkish record champions build on the cup performance, a home win for Galatasaray against Malatyaspor will not be endangered. We definitely recommend a tip on the home side.


Yeni Malatyaspor travels to the Lion Arena in a very bad shape. A crisis is already looming for the East Anatolian club in the second half of the season. In addition to the surprising change of coach during the winter break, there were also severe departures to cope with. With Adis Jahovic and Guilherme, the team’s two most important performers went.

Adequate replacement was not found at short notice. The last home game against Ankaragücü shows how important the two attacking players were for Yeni Malatyaspor. In the 0-1 home defeat against the capital club, there was no clear game structure on the offensive. Only two out of twelve shots were fired at Ankaragücü’s goal.

With Akbas’s dismissal, who is one of the best defensive players in the squad with a duel rate of 65%, the situation worsened even more. If Yeni Malatyaspor’s negative trend continues, the pad on the relegation zone will shrink. The East Anatolian club is currently separated from the red zone by seven points.

It is unlikely that the gap will widen to relegation ranks this game day. In the central defense of Malatyaspor, Mustafa Akbas (suspended) and Teenage Hadebe (injured) are the two most important defensive players. The duo Mina-Güveli will inevitably run into the away game against Galatasaray.

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