Kick Off: Sunday 17th March
Live on Bet365 Streaming 2.30pm
The Turkish Champions Galatasaray may be having one of their best European campaigns in recent memory, but with a glamorous tie at The Bernabeu awaiting them in a few weeks, is their league campaign going to suffer?
Well this Sunday we can find out as the league leaders travel to Kayserispor and we have the added benefit of live streaming available on Bet365.
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Kayserispor find themselves 8th in the Super Lig but with only 7 points separating them and a spot in Europe next year, it would be unfair to write off their challenge.
A victory against Galatasaray this afternoon would be seen as a shock by most but it’s not entirely impossible given recent form.
The home side come into this fixture with only 1 loss this calendar year having won 5 of their 8 fixtures and drawn 2. We have to go back 9 games to October 2012 to find the last time they were beaten at home, 1 of only 2 home losses this season.
This fixture however marks the first time this season that they have hosted any of the top 3 teams in Turkey and it will by no means be easy considering they have never beaten Galatasaray in the 7 meetings between the two clubs. A price of 11/4 for a home win here seems quite a risk considering this fact.
Drogba, Sneijder, Riera and co. will be full of confidence following their 2-3 win away at Schalke in the Champions League earlier in the week. A meeting with Real Madrid was their reward and this could well change the priorities of Terim’s men.
Progression in the Champions League now looks unlikely though and they also have to concentrate on sealing their place in this competition next year by winning the domestic title.
They’re without a win in their last two league games- including a shock defeat against mid-table Genclibirligi only 10 days ago, one of only 3 home defeats in 12 months.
Away from home, Galatasaray have been somewhat unreliable this season, picking up only 5 wins in 12 on the road so this fixture will be far from a walkover. Their issue has been picking up far too many draws along the way and this looks the value pick of the bunch at a price of 12/5 at Bet365.
Now 4 points clear at the top of the league, Galatasaray’s cushion is slowly slipping from under them as both Fenerbahce and Besiktas continue to close the gap.
You can pick up an away win at Evens with Bet365 which is a price rarely seen for the Turkish leaders to pick up a win. Given their recent form and busy schedule though, this price does seem justified.
Whatever the result here, Galatasaray have a host of star studded names in their arsenal these days and are well worth a watch. Tune in to the live streaming service on Bet365 and watch the action unfold.