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Top of the league Galatasaray face 9th placed Istanbul BB in their first game in 2012. The home side have been in magnificent form, and a run of 6 straight wins in the Turkish Super League has put them 2 points clear of arch rivals Fenerbahce.
Galatasaray have looked fantastic since the end of November, which was the start of their current unbeaten run. They’ve only conceded 2 goals in their last 6, and look much more solid defensively.
A 3-1 win over arch rivals Fenerbahce in early December proves just how well spirits are at the moment, and Istanbul BB will struggle to get anything out of this game.
Istanbul are without a win in their last 5 games, but can be a frustrating team to come up against. They are undefeated at home, but have drawn 5 of their 8 games.
Away from home they aren’t as strong, losing 5 of their 9 matches played.
If Galatasaray play to anything like their current form, they should have no problems winning this fixture.
A win will temporarily put them 6 points clear at the top of the league, as Fenerbahce have a home fixture against Orduspor on Wednesday.
A quote of 4/9 with Bet365 for the home win looks fair enough, and Galatasaray may well win this pretty comfortably.