Kick Off: Tuesday 20th March
Live on Bet365 streaming 6.30pm
Galatasaray welcome Sivasspor on Tuesday night to battle for a place in the Turkish Cup quarter finals, and the way the home team are dominating their matches really suggests that they can make it a league/cup double this season. Sivasspor have a creditable home record this season, but have struggled on the road, and the mood Galatasaray are in, no one is likely to escape lightly.
The home team continued their fine form on Saturday when they held Fenerbahce to a 2-2 draw away from home, to remain 9 points clear of their bitter rivals at the top of the league.
Galatasaray have remained wonderfully consistent all season, and that stability has seen them open up a gap that, barring miracles, should be an unassailable lead.
With just 1 loss in their last 22 games in all competitions, Galatasaray are going from strength to strength, and although they are likely to make a few changes to their starting line up for this match to retain player freshness, their attacking options are plentiful, and Sivasspor will struggle to contain them.
Sivasspor have lost both league games to Galatasaray this season; the latest a 4-0 thumping while playing at home just under two weeks ago.
It has now been 6 games and nearly 2 months since Sivasspor’s last win, and there is hardly a worse place to come to than the Turk Telekom Arena when you are in desperate need of a confidence boosting win.
While the league must be considered the priority for Galatasaray, they are really stamping their authority in every department and look a solid choice to progress to the quarter finals of the cup.