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Antalyaspor vs Galatasaray Prediction & Betting tips
Turkish record champions Galatasaray are experiencing a season to forget. In the meantime the Lions started with great ambitions for the second half of the season and wanted to start a catch-up à la 2018/19, where the championship was won at the end of the season. After a promising start of the second half of the season, the yellow-red from Istanbul buckled.
The title dream has already burst and the international starting positions – according to the current table constellation – can no longer be reached. But there are still two possible scenarios with which Galatasaray can still enter the Europa League. For this, however, the fifth place in the table must be defended.
On the last matchday of the Süper Lig, the lions are visiting Antalya. As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, Antalyaspor vs. Galatasaray score the guests as favorites according to odds. Antalyaspor should not be underestimated. After all, the red-whites are sometimes among the strongest teams in the second half of the Süper Lig.
Therefore, at Antalyaspor against Galatasaray, we would not rule out a prediction for the home side and see quite high value in the high quotes.
Antalyaspor had a catastrophic first half of the season and was one of the hottest relegation candidates this season. Since the second coaching change, things have been going well again for the red-whites. Under head coach Tuna, Antalyaspor had a strong second round record of 8-6-2. Only Basaksehir and Trabzonspor scored more points than Antalya this calendar year.
In addition, the Tuna team played in the semi-finals of the Turkish Cup, but lost the derbies against the neighbor from Alanya. Tuna wants to continue this strong second half of the season with selective reinforcements. At the end of the season, Antalyaspor meets Galatasaray in the home Antalya stadium.
Most recently, the Red-Whites took two wins in a row while keeping their white vest. According to statistics from the second half of the Süper Lig, Antalyaspor is the second strongest defense behind the champion Basaksehir this calendar year. It would therefore not be wrong if no goals were conceded in the third game in a row.
Tuna will have some failures on the last day of the Süper Lig. In addition to injured players such as Podolski, Charles, Öztürk and Celustka, Kurtulus and Özmert are also missing.
Galatasaray wants to end the season somewhat conciliatory and at least defend the fifth place in the table. On the last matchday, a match in the Süper Lig was won for the first time after eight games. The yellow-reds won 3-1 against Göztepe in the last home game of the current season.
There are currently two possible scenarios for how the lions can still qualify for international competition. Trabzonspor, currently in second place in the table, has been excluded from all international competitions by UEFA for a year. If the punishment is retained, Galatasaray will get an international right to start as fifth in the table.
If Trabzonspor wins the Turkish Cup next week, it doesn’t matter whether UEFA releases or maintains the ban. Since the Black Sea footballers are among the top four teams, fifth place in the table also gets an EL start right.
Among other things, the form crisis of the lions was certainly due to personnel worries in the squad. Numerous top performers had to pause, including regular goalkeeper Muslera, who will probably be out by the end of the year. In addition, players like Onyekuru (loan) had said goodbye prematurely.
So it wasn’t exactly the best way to catch up. The recent home win over Göztepe should not be praised too much. For long stretches it was a match at eye level, in which the guests had a good chance of winning a point. Abroad, there were five consecutive away bankruptcies for Galatasaray.
It is quite possible that the six away defeat in a series is waving. After all, the Lions make guest appearances with the third strongest return team of the Süper Lig.
Antalyaspor vs Galatasaray head to head matches
28.12.19 SL Galatasaray Antalyaspor 5 : 0
11.03.19 SL Galatasaray Antalyaspor 5 : 0
06.10.18 SL Antalyaspor Galatasaray 0 : 1
12.02.18 SL Galatasaray Antalyaspor 3 : 0
10.09.17 SL Antalyaspor Galatasaray 1 : 1