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Galatasaray and Hatayspor With their meeting in the Türk Telekom Stadium on Monday, the curtain was raised on the second day of the new Super Lig season.
Last season’s runner-up started the new season with a first win, while the guests had to be content with one point.
Prediction for this match
Galatasaray picked up where they left off last season when they fought off Giresunspor’s threat in a 2-0 triumph at Cotanak Stadium on Monday.
Mbaye Diagne opened the scoring just after half an hour, after which he saw his penalty saved, but Alexandru Cicaldau made no mistake from 12 yards to double the lead for Fatih Terim‘s men.
The Cimbom played in the first leg of their Europa League playoffs, which end with the second leg next week, a 1-1 draw against the Danish team Randers.
For now, however, the Istanbul team will try to score two league wins from so many games against a team that are used to fighting for their money.
The hosts on Monday have only won two of their last five inter-club meetings and have suffered two defeats during that period, including a full 3-0 defeat in their most recent game in April.
After an impressive debut in the first division last time, Hatayspor started the new season on Saturday at Hatay New Stadium with a 1-1 draw against Kasimpasa.
Murat Sonmez‘s men were back on break courtesy of Valentin Eysseric‘s opener, but they restored parity in the 72nd minute Saba Lobjanidze.
The star of the South has not been without a win in any of the last seven Super Lig away games since beating BB Erzurumspor 3-1 in February.
After missing a European spot by just four points in the 2019-20 season, the visitors are not far from continental qualifiers on Monday but their away performances need to improve.
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defender Marcao is not eligible to participate this weekend after receiving his marching orders from the hosts at the start of the season.
Galatasaray also has Omar Elabdellaoui unavailable due to a knee injury that limited the 29-year-old to just 17 appearances in all competitions last season.
Isaac Sackey Hatayspor is absent from this game as the Ghanaian has not yet recovered from a foot injury that left him unable to play in his team’s opening game.
Saba Lobjanidze came off the bench last time out to save the guests a point and he could be rewarded with a starting spot in this case.
Galatasaray possible starting line-up:
Muslera; Van Aanholt, Öztürk, Luyindama, Boey; Cicaldau, Antalyali, Kutlu; Feghouli, Akturkoglu, Diagne
Hatayspor possible starting line-up:
Munir; Adekugbe, Oksuz, Ergun, Corekci; Ribeiro, Boudjemaa, Colak; Kamara, Diouf, Saint-Louis
Probability: Galatasaray 2-0 Hatayspor
Looking ahead to next week’s European qualifier, Galatasaray could rest a number of key stars for this game. Nevertheless, we support them to emerge as the winner at the end of the 90 minutes.
Best betting tip for this match
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