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Giresunspor vs Galatasaray prediction, odds, and free betting tips (16/08/21)

Giresunspor prepare for the first league game of the season when they take on Galatasaray at the Cotanak Arena this weekend.

Giresunspor vs Galatasaray – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Galatasaray were able to book their place in the Europa League play-offs after the 5-3 aggregate win over St Johnstone in the third round. Giresunspor have been going through a difficult run of results in friendly matches and this will be their opening match of the season.

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Galatasaray to win the game

Galatasaray come into this match with an indifferent form in European games as they were knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers but progressed in the Europa League qualifiers. Newly promoted Giresunspor have had a difficult set of results even in pre-season friendly matches and things are expected to be similar against a top team like Galatasaray – even with home support behind them. The only other meeting between Galatasaray and Giresunspor took place back in 2006.

Total goals over 2.5

This is a game where Galatasaray are expected to flex their muscles and come up with a decent score that should ensure that a lot of positivity within the team ahead of the new season. After having been unable to get any consistency going in recent years, Galatasaray will see a good start due to the gulf in class between Giresunspor and the visitors.

Both teams to score – no

Even though Galatasaray are expected to get a comfortable victory, it is difficult to rule out a goal from the home team – especially after having secured promotion from the second year in impressive fashion. Furthermore, Giresunspor have home advantage against an inconsistent Galatasaray team that has conceded goals in the European qualification games.

Giresunspor vs Galatasaray: Match Preview and Team News

Giresunspor

Giresunspor are hoping for a positive start in front of their own supporters to have any kind of confidence going into the top tier. After having had a very successful second-tier, there is enough reason to be confident. There are no injury problems for Giresunspor in this game.

Galatasaray

Galatasaray are once again back as the team with ambitions of winning the Turkish league. After failing to do so in the last two seasons, pressure is quite high on the experienced Fatih Terim. The club has been able to make some crucial inroads in the transfer market by bringing in the likes of Patrick van Aanholt on a free transfer. Omar Elabdellaoui is the only player unavailable for Galatasaray.

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Turkey Super Lig
Giresunspor
VS
Galatasaray
August 16, 2021
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Giresunspor vs Galatasaray

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16/08/21
TSL
Giresunspor
Giresunspor
0 - 2
Galatasaray
Galatasaray

Giresunspor

Last 5

13/09/21
TSL
Alanyaspor
Alanyaspor
1 - 0
Giresunspor
Giresunspor
29/08/21
TSL
Giresunspor
Giresunspor
0 - 1
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
21/08/21
TSL
Kasimpasa
Kasimpasa
2 - 0
Giresunspor
Giresunspor
09/08/21
EF
Giresunspor
Giresunspor
1 - 3
Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce
31/07/21
EF
Umraniyespor
Umraniyespor
2 - 0
Giresunspor
Giresunspor

Galatasaray

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16/09/21
UEL
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
1 - 0
Lazio
Lazio
12/09/21
TSL
Trabzonspor
Trabzonspor
2 - 2
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
29/08/21
TSL
Kasimpasa
Kasimpasa
2 - 2
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
26/08/21
UELQ
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
2 - 1
Randers FC
Randers FC
23/08/21
TSL
Galatasaray
Galatasaray
2 - 1
Hatayspor
Hatayspor

FAQs on Giresunspor vs Galatasaray game

Giresunspor vs Galatasaray prediction

Where is the match going to take place? Cotanak Arena

When will this match start? 19:45 GMT on 16th August, 2021

Who is the favourite team to win the game? Galatasaray