Galatasaray vs Istanbulspor prediction 25.01.2024

Galatasaray

Galatasaray

3 : 1

İstanbulspor

İstanbulspor

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  • Date: 25.01.2024
  • Competition: Süper Lig
  • KO: 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET
  • Venue: NEF Stadyumu (İstanbul)

Turkish Super Lig continues on Thursday with title-chasing Galatasaray welcoming Istanbulspor to the NEF Stadyumu. 

Galatasaray vs Istanbulspor Betting Tips: Galatasaray to win / Over 2.5 goals

Two sides who have experienced contrasting fortunes this season meet up on Thursday and a comfortable home win seems likely.  

Hosts Gala come into this contest currently joint top of the division, behind great rivals Fenerbahce on goal difference only. Contrastingly, Istanulspor have endured a tough campaign and currently sit bottom of the league, collecting just ten points from 21 matches.

Separated by a massive 44 points, Galatasaray are, as you would expect, short odds-on favourites to claim another win on Thursday. The home side have won seven of their last ten league matches with two goals or more scored in six of those victories. 

At home, Omar Buruk´s side have been particularly dominant in recent months with an exceptional record of 23 victories from their last 24 home league games. Gala scored 60 goals in those 23 victories while they netted at least two in 20 of the 23 wins.

With Istanbulspor losing seven of their last nine away matches, anything other than a commanding home win would be a massive surprise.

Recent meetings between these sides have also been dominated by Gala with nine wins in their last ten encounters since 2004. 

While the visitors are unlikely to fall heavily, I do expect Galatasaray to win with at least three match goals scored. That outcome has occurred in eight of the hosts last home league matches and should prove our best bet for Thursday´s Super Liga contest. 

Galatasaray vs İstanbulspor Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. İstanbulspor

    0 : 1

    Galatasaray

    Super Lig

  2. İstanbulspor

    0 : 2

    Galatasaray

    Super Lig

  3. İstanbulspor

    0 : 6

    Galatasaray

    Club Friendlies 1

  4. Galatasaray

    2 : 1

    İstanbulspor

    Super Lig

  5. Galatasaray

    2 : 1

    İstanbulspor

    Club Friendlies 1

Galatasaray

Galatasaray team news

Head Coach Buruk is unable to call on Cedric Bakambu and Hakim Ziyech, who are on international duty at the AFCON. 

Sergio Oliveira is also likely to remain sidelined however top scorer Mauro Icardi could return to the starting XI after making his return as a substitute in Gala´s 5:1 win at Trabzonspor last weekend. 

Last matches of Galatasaray

  1. Trabzonspor

    1 : 5

    Galatasaray

    Super Lig

  2. Galatasaray

    4 : 1

    Ümraniyespor

    Turkish Cup

  3. Galatasaray

    2 : 1

    Kayserispor

    Super Lig

  4. Sivasspor

    1 : 1

    Galatasaray

    Super Lig

  5. Galatasaray

    3 : 0

    Konyaspor

    Super Lig

Galatasaray lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    N. Fernando Muslera

Defenders

  • 93

    Sacha Boey

  • 25

    Victor Nelsson

  • 6

    Davinson Sánchez

  • 23

    Kaan Ayhan

Midfielders

  • 8

    Kerem Demirbay

  • 34

    Lucas Torreira

  • 53

    Baris Yilmaz

  • 10

    Dries Mertens

  • 7

    Kerem Aktürkoglu

Forwards

  • 9

    Mauro Icardi

İstanbulspor

Istanbulspor team news

Recently appointed head coach Osman Korkmaz has no new injury issues and is expected to retain the same starting selection after Istanbulspor´s narrow 1:0 win at Kayserispor.

Last matches of İstanbulspor

  1. Kayserispor

    0 : 1

    İstanbulspor

    Super Lig

  2. İstanbulspor

    0 : 0

    Konyaspor

    Super Lig

  3. Adana Demirspor

    2 : 2

    İstanbulspor

    Super Lig

  4. İstanbulspor

    1 : 5

    Fenerbahce

    Super Lig

  5. Sivasspor

    1 : 0

    İstanbulspor

    Super Lig

İstanbulspor lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 55

    Alp Arda

Defenders

  • 23

    Okan Erdogan

  • 4

    Mehmet Yesil

  • 14

    Simon Deli

  • 7

    David Sambissa

Midfielders

  • 12

    Mendy Mamadou

  • 6

    Modestas Vorobjovas

  • 34

    Florian Loshaj

  • 66

    Ali Yasar

Forwards

  • 18

    Alassane Ndao

  • 27

    Valon Ethemi

Key Facts Galatasaray vs Istanbulspor

  1. Galatasaray have won 23 of their last 24 home matches (Turkish Super Liga)
  2. Galatasaray have seen over 2.5 goals scored in 17 of their last 23 home wins 
  3. Istanbulspor have lost 7 of their last 9 away matches
  4. Istanbulspor have lost 9 of their last 10 matches against Galatasaray

Main prediction Galatasaray - İstanbulspor

Home/Over 2.5

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winrate

58% winrate

wins

3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Over 2.5

Best odds:1.36

AH1 (-1.5)

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Galatasaray vs Istanbulspor - FAQ

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Galatasaray Player to Watch

Wilf Zaha - The Ivorian scored twice in Galatasaray´s 5:1 win at Trabzonspor last weekend. 

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Istanbulspor Player to Watch

Ali Yaşar - The Belgian midfielder scored his first goal of the season in Istanbulspor´s 1:0 win at Kayserispor on Monday.