SüperLig’s 25th matchday will be concluded on Monday evening with the game Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor. Ten games to go before the end of the season everything looks set in Turkey, as if the reigning champions could not defend his title this year. Galatasaray were eight points behind leaders Basaksehir after 24 games. Gala coach Terim and his players still believe in the title. For this catch-up hunt to work, but you have to get on Monday night in the home game against Antalya definitely three points. Above all, as the leader on Saturday could win his game of the 25th match day 2-1 at home against Fenerbahce.
Today’s Betting Predictions Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor
The men of coach Bülent Korkmaz had ended their series of eight league games without a win on the penultimate round with a 2-1 win at Sivasspor. Already on the following match day followed with the 2: 4 at home against Ankaragücü the next setback. So slowly you have to bury the European Cup dreams in the Mediterranean city. Even for the duel Galatasaray against Antalyaspor promise the odds no improvement. The home strong home side go as high favorites in the game. The betting base comes in their preview to the same conclusion. However, the betting experts go one step further and set Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor their tip on a handicap victory of the hosts.
Galatasaray – Statistics & Current Form
After the first round, the lions from Istanbul were only fifth in the SüperLig. In the second half of the season things are much better. Gala remains unbeaten with five wins and two draws. Only league leaders Basaksehir have a better record. At home Cim Bom continues to be a power. The only team in the SüperLig had to accept the yellow-red home defeat. There were eight wins and four draws at Türk Telekom Stadyumu this season. 32 home goals are also a league-wide peak. The last home defeat in the league was on 6 May 2017. Since then, Galatasaray has been unbeaten 31 league home games in a row. During this period, there were 26 wins and only five draws. In the away table you can find the men of Fatih Terim with five wins, three draws and four defeats in this season but only on place 4. With 15:15 hits, the goal difference on the opponent’s place is even only balanced. Despite this, Cim Bom is unbeaten on opponent’s side for five league games in a row.
If it does not work this time with the title in the SüperLig probably still remains the Turkish Cup. There, the men of coach Terim reached the semi-finals and meet Yeni Malatyaspor in April. In the Champions League, it was enough for the Turkish champions in this season in the group stage for third place behind Porto and Schalke. With a victory and a draw, the Turks could only leave Lok Moscow behind. Thus, the reigning champion of the SüperLig had to continue playing in the Europa League, but failed there in the second round to Benfica Lisbon. Despite the less than perfect season, “Imperator” Fatih Terim extended his contract until summer 2019 ahead of schedule by two more years. Terim is currently in his fourth term at Gala. Already seven times he was able to win the championship with the lions. Last Monday, Cim Bom did not get past a 1-1 aggregate Erzurumspor. Thus, the distance to the front-runner grew to eight points. The use of Yuto Nagatomo is questionable against Antalya. Linnes could start for him.
Expected formation of Galatasaray:
↳ Muslera – Linnes, Marcao, Luyindama, Mariano – Fernando, Ndiaye – Onyekuru, Belhanda, Feghouli – Diagne
Last games by Galatasaray:
⚽ 03.03.2019 – BB Erzurum vs. Galatasaray 1: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽ 27.02.2019 – Hatayspor Vs. Galatasaray 4: 2 (Cup)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Akhisar Belediye 1: 0 (Süper Lig)
⚽ 21.02.2019 – Benfica vs. Lisbon. Galatasaray 0: 0 (Europa League)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Kasimpasa Vs. Galatasaray 1: 4 (Süper Lig)
Antalyaspor – Statistics & Current Form
In the season 2014/15 Antalyaspor had risen for the sixth time in the SüperLig. After two very good seasons and seasons nine and five at the end of each season, the Red and Whites had to worry about relegation last year until the 32nd matchday. In contrast, coach Bülent Korkmaz’s men played even better this season and were in third league table after matchday 15, equaling second-placed Kasimpasa. After that, a downtrend began, which could not really be stopped until today. The biggest problem of the Association of the Mediterranean is the home weakness. With 13 points from twelve home games Antalya is the worst home team of SüperLig.
For five games in front of the local fans, the red-whites could celebrate any more success. Away, it is much better. With 19 points from twelve games Antalyaspor is the third best away team of the first Turkish league. In the guest appearances this season, there were six wins, a draw and five defeats. Big disappointment came from the men of coach Korkmaz after the bitter 2: 4 home defeat on the final day against Ankaragücü. The red and white had hoped that after the victory at Sivasspor last week, the knot has finally burst. With the bankruptcy slipped the men from the city on the Mediterranean, however, to eighth place. In the first European Cup place, there are now five counters. In the second half of the season, the club took only five points and is thus in the table of the back series only on rank 15. Thus it is difficult to dare in the duel Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor a prediction on the basically away strong players from Antalya. In Istanbul, the coach has to do without the suspended Nazim Sangare and the injured Ondrej Celustka.
Expected formation of Antalyaspor:
↳ Boffin – Camdal, Dursun, Angelo, Chico – Amilton, Ozmert, Charles, Ozkan – Ribeiro, Erdinc
Last matches of Antalyaspor:
⚽ 01.03.2019 – Antalyaspor Vs. Ankaragücü 2: 4 (Süper Lig)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Sivasspor Vs. Antalyaspor 1: 2 (Süper Lig)
⚽ 18.02.2019 – Antalyaspor Vs. Istanbul Basaksehir 0: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽ 09.02.2019 – Rizespor Vs. Antalyaspor 1: 1 (Süper Lig)
⚽ 03.02.2019 – Antalyaspor Vs. Besiktas 2: 6 (Süper Lig)
Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The Galatasaray Spor Kulübü and the Antalyaspor Kulübü have already dueled 55 times. With 32 wins, 15 draws and only eight defeats, the record champion in the direct duel is clearly ahead. Of the last 15 duels against Gala Antalya could win only one, in April 2016 in the league at home with 4: 2. Otherwise, there were six wins from Cim Bom and eight draws during that period. In Istanbul, the record is 16 home successes, six draws and four away victories. The first leg in Antalya won the Löwen 1-0. Donk had scored the winning goal three minutes before the end of regular time.
Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor Our Betting Prediction
Gala trainer Terim throws in the championship race the gun still far from corn. The “Imperator” announced before the match against Antalya that his team will win all remaining games and thus get the title. The first victory will follow on Monday. So far, the record champion but compared to Basaksehir simply makes too many unnecessary mistakes that cost important points. According to the coach, the lions would still not have lost faith in the title defense. But Galatasaray has to start a winning streak as fast as possible. Despite their negative series, the guests also want to take home at least one point on Monday evening.
Key Facts – Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor tips
↳ Galatasaray is still undefeated throughout the season at home and throughout the second half of the season
↳ Antalya could win only one of the last nine league games
↳ In the last 15 games against Cim Bom, Antalyaspor only won one
After the disappointing 1: 1 at Erzurumspor on the final day of the match, Cim Bom will be back on Monday evening. At home, Galatasaray is and remains a power. Also in the second half of the SüperLig the lions from Istanbul are in good shape. For the guests from the Mediterranean speaks at most the good out of balance in this season. Due to the poor condition of recent weeks, it was enough in the past four games on the opponent’s place only to win. The direct comparison shows how hard Antalyaspor has done in recent years against the record champions. We also believe that Gala, as promised by Coach, will stay with a victory at the leaders. At low odds of up to 1.32 for a regular home win, we bet on Galatasaray vs. Antalyaspor our tip on “Galatasaray victory despite a handicap of minus 1 goal”.
Betting Prediction: Victory Galatasaray (-1)