Our predictions for the Istanbul derby Galatasaray – Fenerbahce, which will take place on 27 September. In many face-to-face confrontations, the standard total did not break through, how will it be this time?
Galatasaray failed to win the league title in the last season, so this year they are determined to fix it. In the first round “lions” dealt with “Gaziantep” (3: 1) and then left neudel “Başaksehir” (2: 0). The Istanbulites also won their opponents in the Europa League with a handicap of two goals – 3: 1 against the Azerbaijani “Neftchi” and 2: 0 against the Croatian “Hajduk”.
In the offseason, Arda Turan joined the team , followed by Norwegian Omar Elabdellaoui and Nigeria Etebo Ogenecaro.
“Fenerbahce” in the previous Super League was left without European competition tickets, because they lacked three points. The Canaries had a shock camp and prepared well, they even managed to beat Rizespor with a score of 2: 1 in the first round, fully controlling the course of the meeting. With “Khatayspor” (0: 0) it was much more difficult and failed to break into the defense.
It is worth noting that the opponent did not even have a single approach to the gate of the Istanbulites. In the transfer window, the squad was reinforced by Mbwana Sammata, Caner Erkin, Lemos and Enner Valencia.
Galatasaray has not conceded two matches in a row.
In five games of these teams at this stadium out of six, the standard total did not break through.
Fenerbahce have scored on the road in only two out of five previous games.
02/23/20 Fenerbahce Galatasaray thirteen
09/28/19 Galatasaray Fenerbahce 0: 0
04/14/19 Fenerbahce Galatasaray eleven
02.11.18 Galatasaray Fenerbahce 2: 2
03/17/18 Fenerbahce Galatasaray 0: 0
10/22/17 Galatasaray Fenerbahce 0: 0
04/23/17 Galatasaray Fenerbahce 0: 1
20.11.16 Fenerbahce Galatasaray 20
In our opinion, it is wise to bet on a small number of goals. In the Istanbul derby, tension is constantly hanging and no one is at risk, so usually there are few goals, and there are only yellow cards in abundance. The home team are now in excellent shape and practically do not make mistakes in defense, although they are not very effective in attack. The Canaries have slowed down a lot in recent years, but they are able to pull together and hold on for one game.
Our forecast is the total goals under 2.5 in BC Leon for 2.20.