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Basaksehir vs Galatasaray Prediction & Betting tips
First and last championship in Basaksehir – at least that is the assessment of most Turkish TV experts after the last season. As the season opener from the Turkish 19/20 champion shows, those statements are quite understandable. Basaksehir suffered the first defeat of the current season at the newly promoted Hatay.
The fact that the city derby against the Turkish record champions is due on the second match day of the Süper Lig is hardly convenient for the team of successful coach Okan Buruk. As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, Basaksehir is still the favorite against Galatasaray – even if only minimally.
If it comes to the direct comparison between the two city rivals, a prognosis for the reigning champions is obvious despite the botched start of the season. After all, Basaksehir has been without a home bankruptcy against Galatasaray since 2015.
A disadvantage for Galatasaray is certainly the double burden of international competition. During the week, the Lions from Istanbul played in the Europa League qualification and waived rotation. As expected, the second competitive game in a row was won and thus the ticket for the next qualifying round was awarded.
Basaksehir is not a flash in the pan, but has already established itself among the elite of the Süper Lig. Nevertheless, a second championship of the Erdogan Club – the political proximity is known nationwide – will be rather unrealistic. Last season, Basaksehir benefited from the big upheavals in the city rivals. Only Trabzonspor defied the orange-blue.
Okan Buruk was able to keep the team structure largely stable in the summer. The Orange-Blue did not have to cope with any serious departures and have armored themselves with selective reinforcements for the season in the premier class. There the adventure doesn’t start until the group stage.
Until then, the reigning champion will devote himself entirely to the national competition, where – according to statements from the club’s management – the title defense is sought. But Basaksehir has to improve significantly compared to the last matchday. After all, the Turkish record champions will be received on Sunday evening.
For the time being, the home games in Turkey will be played without spectators. According to the latest statements from the association president, it cannot be ruled out that the restrictions in the first half of the season can at least be relaxed a little. For Basaksehir, however, the ghost backdrop on Sunday evening is not a major problem.
The reigning champions are used to the stadium atmosphere. Basaksehir is far behind in the league-wide audience average. Accordingly, it is a classic city derby in the local “Fatih Terim Stadium”. As on the first matchday of the Süper Lig, Okan Buruk will not have any losses. Basaksehir goes into the city derby with the best cast.
If Basaksehir wins against Galatasaray, attractive odds are paid out for a tip on the reigning champion.
Galatasaray starts the new competitive season with two wins. Although the squad planning for the Turkish record champions has not yet been completed, the latest performances were quite impressive. After the match on the international stage was mastered with flying colors during the week, the weekend will see the city derby against Basaksehir.
Last season, Galatasaray did not take part in the title race for the first time since the 2016/17 season. It was already clear at the start of the second half that the Turkish record champions would have to give up their title goals. This year Galatasaray wants to find its old strength under the “Imperator” Fatih Terim and win the 23rd championship in the club’s history.
If the league title fails again, saying goodbye to the coaching legend would by no means be absurd. The opposing coach Okan Buruk is already acting as his successor. It will only be a matter of time before Buruk, who was also a former player at Galatasaray, takes over the coaching position of the Turkish record champions.
In the last few years Galatasaray had to struggle with the away weakness again and again. The lions in a foreign country presented themselves more like a harmless kitten and repeatedly left points. It therefore remains to be seen whether this away trend will continue this season. Last season Galatasaray had an away record of 5-6-6.
On average, Galatasaray conceded more than one goal per away game. After two wins in a row, Galatasaray does not want to be influenced by the record from the previous season. Fatih Terim was optimistic before the city derby and will only have two failures to complain about. In addition to the long-term injured Muslera, Akbaba continues to pause.
Changes in the starting XI are not to be expected with the lions from Istanbul.
Basaksehir vs Galatasaray head to head matches
28.06.20 SL Basaksehir Galatasaray 1 : 1
22.11.19 SL Galatasaray Basaksehir 0 : 1
19.05.19 SL Galatasaray Basaksehir 2 : 1
15.12.18 SL Basaksehir Galatasaray 1 : 1
15.04.18 SL Galatasaray Basaksehir 2 : 0