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Turkish giants Galatasaray will seek their fourth consecutive home win in all competitions while hosting Alanyaspor in the Super Lig on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the guests hope to improve their last away performance in the top division after a 5-0 defeat against Hatayspor.
Prediction for this match
Galatasaray built their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions when they struck an impressive 1-0 home win against Lazio in Thursday night’s Europa League opener.
Lazio goalkeeper after a goalless first half Thomas Strakosha In the 66th minute he made an extraordinary mistake when he pushed the ball into his own net without pressure, a mistake that earned the Turkish giant all three points.
Fatih Terim hasn’t seen his team lose in a while but they have conceded too many goals for his liking after conceding just one in their first 10 games in all competitions prior to Thursday’s narrow win.
The 22-time Super Lig champion, who has not won the title in the last two seasons, has made a solid start to the new domestic season and won his first two games against Giresunspor and Hatayspor before going 2-2 in a row won a draw against Kasimpasa and Trabzonspor.
Galatasaray lost their home game to Alanyaspor last season and suffered a 2-1 defeat in October 2020. Therefore, they will seek revenge this weekend in order to return to winning ways in the Turkish top division.
Alanyaspor celebrated their second win of the season last weekend with a 1-0 win over Giresunspor in their own country.
Central defender Chidozie Awaziem scored his first goal since October 2017 in the eighth minute, which turned out to be the winning goal for Bülent Korkmaz‘s side.
With this result, the Oranges and Greens moved up to 11th place in the Super Lig, four points ahead of the relegation zone.
Alanyaspor, who were eliminated by Rosenborg in Europa League qualifiers earlier this season, will try to improve from seventh place in the Turkish top division from last season and push for a European place again.
Korkmaz’s side will face Galatasaray at the Turk Telekom Arena, but after winning there last season they should be confident of scoring another three points on Sunday.
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Galatasaray center-back Marcao, who played against Lazio, will be banned this weekend as he is serving an eight-game domestic suspension for violent actions against his teammates Kerem Akturkoglu.
The hosts will also be without Sacha Boey (paralyze), Omar Elabdellaoui (Eye) and Baris Yilmaz (Broken hand) due to an injury.
Former Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has not yet started in the league this season, but the 34-year-old will continue to push for a place in the starting XI ahead of both Olimpiu Morutan or Akturkoglu.
Alanyaspor, 18-year-old left-back Ahmet Gulay remains her only injury concern as he continues to recover from a groin problem.
Experienced defender Juanfran, who played a single A game for Real Madrid in 2010, will start as a right-back while Colombian Cristian Borja will likely play on the opposite side.
Summer signature Famara Diedhiou, who scored 10 goals for Bristol City last season, is expected to be the only striker on the top.
Galatasaray possible starting line-up:
Muslera; Yedlin, Nelson, Luyindama, Van Aanholt; Kutlu, Antalyali; Akturkoglu, Cicaldau, Babel; Dervisoglu
Alanyaspor possible starting line-up:
Kirintili; Juanfran, Awaziem, Milunovic, Borja; Aksoy, Gunes; Candeias, Akbaba, Davidson; Diedhiou
Probability: Galatasaray 2-0 Alanyaspor
Galatasaray will now be full of confidence and want to expand their unbeaten streak across all competitions to 10 games with another win on Sunday.
The hosts will be strong favorites at home and we can see they clinch a routine win in Istanbul.
Best betting tip for this match
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