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Galatasaray v Besiktas – Super Lig

Galatasaray v Besiktas

Galatasaray are fully aware that this may be their final chance to stop Beşiktaş in the title race. They have the home team advantage and Beşiktaş may struggle with tiredness due to their heavy recent schedule. Coach Tudor is motivating his players. He won against Beşiktaş when he was the manager of Karabük, so he stated he has his game plan in his mind and knows the way to beat them. Muslera will be in the goal behind Carole, Kaya, Chedjou and Sarioğlu in defence. If Carole is match fit, then he may replace Linnes. de Jong seems secure as one of the holding midfielders. Coach Tudor may choose Josue over Inan or Cigerci. Bruma and Oztekin will be the wingers in the attacking line behind Podolski. Rodrigues may be in the first eleven unless Sneijder is match fit. Galatasaray should try to control the game and should not leave any space for Beşiktaş in the midfield area. They should be careful with Beşiktaş’ wingers and headers of the ball as 12 of the 21 goals they’ve conceded this season were from headers. If Galatasaray take the lead, they should be cautious against Beşiktaş’ attacks and stick to the same game plan.

Beşiktaş have the advantage against Galatasaray as they hold a seven point lead. This is not a must-win game for them. A draw will make them happy. Coach Güneş is fortunate to have a match fit squad despite their heavy fixture schedule in February. Coach Güneş will use his regular 4-2-3-1 formation. Fabri will be in the goal. Adriano, Nukan, Marcelo and Gönül will be the defenders. Hutchinson and Özyakup will be the holding midfielders. Uysal will be ready to step in from the bench. Babel, Talisca and Quaresma will support Tosun in the attacking zone. Beşiktaş should start cautiously and expect Galatsaray to attack. They should keep calm and try to find opportunities by stealing the ball. They should play down the wings because Galatasaray are weak in defending the attacks from the wings. If they take the lead, they should play counter attack. If they fall back, they should keep calm and try to level the game.

 

Verdict & Prediction

This is a must win game for Galatasaray and they are fully motivated to the match. New Coach Tudor is motivating his players. He won against Beşiktaş when he was the manager of Karabük, so he stated he has his game plan in his mind and knows the way to beat them. I recommend a small stake bet on Galatasaray to win this one.

Prediction: Galatasaray +0.00 Asian Handicap (same as Draw no bet)
Odds: 2.02 Pinnacle, SBOBET

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