Galatasaray will face Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig as the 30th round begins on Wednesday (IST). Following their 6-0 victory over Kayserispor, Okan Buruk’s team are confident and seeking their third consecutive win. They aim to move closer to their first league title since 2018-19, and they have a good record at the Bahcesehir Okullari Arena, having remained undefeated in their last four matches there.
Earlier, Alanyaspor lost 3-1 to Antalyaspor at the New Antalya Stadium and as a result, they were unable to move back into the top half of the Super Lig table.
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Alanyaspor–Galatasaray match preview
Alanyaspor have now gone four consecutive games without a win, claiming one point from a possible 12, and are winless in 10 of their last 11 outings across all competitions, losing eight and picking up two draws since early January.
This poor run of form has been owing to their defensive frailties as Ersun Yanal’s men have conceded 30 goals while managing just two clean sheets in their 13 outings since the turn of the year.
Alanyaspor have picked up eight wins, eight draws and lost 12 of their 28 games to collect 32 points and sit 11th in the Super Lig table, level on points with Antalyaspor and Kasimpasa.
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Meanwhile, Galatasaray moved closer to their first league championship in four years by dominating Kayserispor 6-0 at the Nef Stadium on Friday.
Galatasaray’s ambition to win both the league and cup in Turkey ended when they were eliminated from the Turkiye Kupasi after suffering a 3-2 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir on April 5. As a result, Okan Buruk’s team will now concentrate solely on the Super Lig. They currently lead the league table with 66 points from 27 games, giving them a six-point advantage over second-placed Fenerbahce.
Alanyaspor possible starting lineup:
Runarsson; Pereira, Bayir, Rassoul, Balkovec; Karaca, Aksoy, Doumbia; Karaca, Cavaleiro, Hassan
Galatasaray possible starting lineup:
Muslera; Boey, Nelsson, Bardakci, Adugbe ; Midtsjo, Torreira, Zaniolo, Mertens, Akturkoglu; Icardi
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Alanyaspor have won four matches, while Galatasaray have come out on top in 10 matches. Meanwhile, two matches ended in draws.
- Alanyaspor wins: 4
- Galatasaray wins: 10
- Draws: 2
Galatasaray is leading the Turkish Super Lig by six points, making them the top contender for the league title with only a few games left. They have also been successful against this opponent in recent years.
In contrast, Alanyaspor has struggled, losing six out of their past nine games and only winning two home matches in the past three months.
Therefore, Galatasaray is predicted to win on Tuesday.
Prediction: Alanyaspor 0-3 Galatasaray
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Date, kick-off time, venue
Galatasaray is set to visit Alanyaspor in the Super Lig at the Bahcesehir Okullari Stadium in Alanya on Tuesday at 1:30 pm ET.