Galatasaray - Besiktas
This is the derby of the 26th round, a clash between two Giants. Galatasaray are favorites in this match, but the home advantage isn t as usual as there will be no fans. Galata are third on the table, three points behind the leaders Trabzonspor and Istanbul Basaksehir. Fatih Terim s men are in excellent form, they have eight victories on the last nine league matches. However, last week they failed to beat Sivasspor as guests. Most of the players are ready, only Christian Luyindama is a long-term injury victim.
Besiktas are also in good form, winning the last two matches. First they beat Alanyaspor on road and then Ankaragucu at home. However, the performances were far from impressive. The fact they were not superior even against modest side like Ankaragucu tells a lot. Dorukhan Tokoz and Douglas are sidelined with injuries.
The last six mutual games between these two sides in all competitions when Galatasaray were hosts have finished with Under 2.5 goals. Usually there are lot of yellow cards, even red, but not too many goals. The reverse fixture played in October ended 1:0 for Besiktas. I expect a low scoring match again.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 15.03. 17:00h