The current league leaders Başakşehir are going to host the 4th placed Galatasaray counting for the 29th round. If we could turn back time and you asked my opinion of this match 4 rounds ago, my opinion would have differed greatly. However, the pandemic and other circumstances played a great role in determining the fate of the Turkish Super League. Let’s analyze the match deeper.
Having won 17 times, drawn 8 times and lost only 3 times, Başakşehir have gathered 59 points so far and they are currently two points ahead of the 2nd placed Trabzonspor. They are now only 6 rounds away from their first-ever title. We have seen Başakşehir came this close to win it all over the last 5 seasons but they always choked in the final phase of the title race. However, I believe that this time their chances are much higher. To show you great the season they are having, I invite you to have a look at their home performance. They were only defeated once and it was at the opening round of the league. For the last 13 rounds, they have not lost a single game. To my mind, they are the most versatile team in the league. For those who don’t know, Robinho cannot even find his place in the starting lineup of Başakşehir. Their overpowered attacking line will surely create many scoring chances against Galatasaray’s defense who are struggling with several injuries.
As I already mentioned at the beginning of my analyses, my thoughts about Galatasaray were pretty different before the pandemic started. Before the coronavirus lockdown, Galatasaray were by far the best performing team. Then the leagues got into a two-month hiatus. Marcao got injured and the team was left with no real center-back as Luyindama had already been out for an ACL injury. The first match after the coronavirus break was truly a nightmare for the Gala fans. Muslera, maybe the most important part of the squad, and Andone got injured in the match against Rizespor. They will be out for at least 6 months. And then Falcao got injured in the last round in the match against Gaziantep where they were held to a draw with a goal that came in the 90+15th minute. Moreover, Ahmet Çalık and Mariano got suspended. Let alone the injuries and suspensions, the team have lost their motivation.
All in all, Başakşehir have the upper-hand without a question. I do not think Galatasaray stands a chance against their opponent. Başakşehir should close this game out easily and keep their title race going. To win big with this analysis, all you have to do is to open an account at the best betting software, just as I’ll do!