Read our prediction for Galatasaray vs Sivasspor below. This preview was written by a sport journalist who is specialised in betting tips and predictions. Use our betting tips for the match between Galatasaray vs Sivasspor and you can increase your winnings!
Galatasaray vs Sivasspor Prediction & Betting tips
Galatasaray and Sivasspor face at Türk Telekom Arena, in a match for the 17th round of the Süper Lig. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 4 matches won 4. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 08-25-2017, for the Süper Lig, Galatasaray won by (3-0). T. Cigerci (41 ‘e 71’) and B. Gomis (83 ‘) scored the goals of Galatasaray. The Sivasspor presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 26 points won, after 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Rizespor, by (2-2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against İstanbul, by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 16 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 27 goals scored and 17 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home tie with Keçiörengücü by (1-1). For the championship, Galatasaray won 16 points out of 24 possible, after 4 wins and 4 draws in the last 8 home matches.
For this competition, they have a sequence of 4 draws in the last home matches and they have not lost any of the last 8 home matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results at half-time: 1-0 (4 out of 8 matches) and 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 7 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
Galatasaray leaves for this game with a draw, 1-1, against Keçiorengucu, in a game for the Turkish Cup. On the final day of the Turkish championship, the locals drew 1-1 against Basaksehir. Now, with the attention directed towards this game, the locals seek to win in order to continue pressing the first two classifieds of the competition. In this important game coach Umit Davala must maintain the usual tactical system, ie, 4-2-3-1, benefiting possession of the ball and slow attacks, being Feghouli responsible for coordinating his teammates. The striker Eren Derdiyok is the best gunner of Galatasaray, with 6 goals scored. Akbaba, Gumus and Belhanda are still absent from the team due to injury.
Probable alignment: F. Muslera, Mariano, O. Kabak, S. Aziz, Y. Nagatomo, Fernando, Badou N’Diaye, Garry Rodrigues, S. Feghouli, H. Onyekuru, E. Derdiyok.
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, the away team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 24 points won. In the last match, they have won in an home match against Ankaragücü by (4-0), after in the previous match they have won at home, against Göztepe, by (2-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 32 conceded; against 7 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 22 goals scored and 11 conceded. For the league, Sivasspor won 8 points out of 21 possible points, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have only won 1 result.
Sivasspor arrive at this motivated match, after having added another victory in the championship, this time against Ankaragücü, by 4-0: the goals of the team were marked by Robinho (2), Kilinc and Demir. However, it is important to note that visitors total only 2 wins in 7 away games. Coach Hakan Keles usually organizes his team similarly to the adversary of this day, that is, in 4-2-3-1, but privileging the defensive organization and the in-depth passes towards the attack. Robinho is the great highlight of Sivasspor, with 6 goals scored so far. With the entire template for this game, the foreign trainer must play in maximum strength.
Probable Alignment: T. Acar, David Braz, Douglas Pereira, M. Bjärsmyr, U. Çiftçi, H. Arslan, Robinho, E. Kılınç, S. Rybalka, D. N’Dinga, M. Demir.
Galatasaray vs Sivasspor head to head matches
04.02.18 SL Sivasspor Galatasaray 2 : 1
25.08.17 SL Galatasaray Sivasspor 3 : 0
16.01.16 SL Galatasaray Sivasspor 3 : 1
15.08.15 SL Sivasspor Galatasaray 2 : 2
19.05.15 CUP Sivasspor Galatasaray 2 : 1