Turkish Super League will continue after the international break. Counting for the 9th round, the third placed Galatasaray will host the 18th placed Kayserispor at home. It will be an interesting match-up since Galatasaray have lots of absentees. Let’s see if we can correctly guess the winning bet.
Having won 5 times, drawn once, and lost twice, Galatasaray have gathered 16 points so far trailing the 2nd placed Fenerbahçe and the league leaders Alanyaspor only by 1 point although the season started like a nightmare for them and even the fans had no expectations from this team. The reason why the fans and majority of the football analysts had set the bar for the Galatasaray very low in the pre-season was that they were far from being active in the transfer market. They lost crucial players such as Mario Lemina, Jean Michaël Seri, and Henry Onyekuru. However, Fatih Terim somehow managed to put the team together and we have again Galatasaray on the title race. As much as I can appreciate what this experienced head coach have done with limited choices throughout his career, I think even he will have a hard time against Kayserispor. This is because Galatasaray will have 10 absentees in this round. Yes, you heard it right. 5 players have tested positive for COVID-19 after the international break. 3 of these players (Elabdellaoui, Arda Turan, and Babel) are starters. On top of that, Luyindama, Falcao, and Etebo will be sidelined with injuries not to mention that Muslera has yet to recover from his long-term injury.
Kayserispor, on the other hand, are one of the worst teams of this campaign. They were actually supposed to be relegated in the last season but the Turkish federation decided that relegation were removed due to COVID-19. However, Kayserispor doesn’t seem to be grateful for this second chance. Having won twice and lost 5 times, they have gathered 6 points which put them in the 18th place. They had recently hired Samet Aybaba, who is almost as experienced as Fatih Terim but not that successful. In the press conference he held, Aybaba seemed to be ready for the challenge. Considering that Galatasaray will be crippled with injuries and COVID-19, this will be a great opportunity for Kayserispor to start a comeback.
All in all, I expect a very even match since Galatasaray will be playing without their key players although Kayserispor have not displayed a promising performance yet. It seems that betting on Kayserispor with +1.25 Asian Handicap is the most logical option in this match-up. If you are looking for the highest odds for this game, register for the best betting software. Good luck!