Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig.
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Match Preview
The two most successful clubs in Turkish football history, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray will write another chapter in their eternal rivalry when they clash this weekend. This Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Turkish Super Lig match will be played at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on Saturday, March 17, so check out our Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray prediction and betting tips.
The hosts come into this Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray game fourth in the table after 25 games (47 pts, W13, D8, L4) which is six points behind their table-topping arch rivals. With just two Champions League spots on offer for next season, the hosts will be wary of the three-point gap that they currently have with the second-placed Istanbul Basaksehir. One thing definitely in favour of the hosts is the fact that they have not lost to Galatasaray at home since 1999. Given the gap between the two sides, Fener can least afford another loss in this game. The top-four sides are fighting for the title and the two Champions League spots on offer, which means there is a lot at stake here. Fener’s home form is pretty good, although they lost in the last round. That was their lone loss in their last ten home games (W7, D2, L1). Can they get back to winning ways and put one past their eternal rivals?
There is never a bad time to overturn their poor away record against their eternal rivals and Galatasaray will surely be eyeing their first victory away to Fenerbahce in the 21st century! However, it is safe to say that the visitors will not be trying anything fancy in this Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray fixture. They lead the league table after 25 games (53 pts, W17, D2, L6) by three points from the second-placed Istanbul Basaksehir. They will be wary of the fact that their away form this season has been terrible – just five wins in 12 trips, including six losses. They come into this match on the back of just two wins in their last eight away games (W2, L6). Can they time their return to form perfectly?
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray H2H
Galatasaray are winless in their last six encounters against Fenerbahce (D3, L3).
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Team News
Fenerbahce will not have the services of Ismail Koybasi and Vincent Janssen, both of whom are injured.
Galatasaray will be without Cedric Carrasso and Eren Derdiyok, both injured and Mariano, who is suspended for this fixture.
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Probable Line-ups
Fenerbahce: Demirel (GK), Isla, Skrtel, Neustadter, Kaldirim, Topal, Souza, Dirar, Giuliano, Chahechouhe, Fernandao.
Galatasaray: Muslera (GK), Linnes, Maicon, Aziz, Nagatomo, Donk, Fernando, Inan, Gomis, Feghouli, Rodrigues.
Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Prediction
It is not just history that is weighing on Galatasaray’s shoulders – even their recent away form has been well below average throwing doubts over their ability to put it past their eternal rivals in this match. We think there is a lot of value in backing the hosts to pick up a point at least, although we feel that they will end with full points.