Galatasaray suffered from an awful season start and then sold its most prolific striker. The fans were not happy with either of these things and now the players and manager are under tremendous pressure. They can make some amends on Christmas Day and win the match against Ankaraspor. This will bring them within striking distance of their Istanbul rivals and reignite the race for the championship.
Few Undecided Games for Galatasaray
The competition is more intense than ever before in the Turkish first division this season. The fact that none of the three main clubs is on the top position speaks volumes about the turmoil. Many of the challengers had to settle for one point when playing on the road, but Galatasaray is the odd exception. Compared to other teams, this football club has ended fewer games undecided.
Their tendency to go for all three points is persistent and applies to both games played at home and away. They benefited greatly from the fact that they didn’t have to play in high profile European competitions. They could simply focus on the task at hand, recuperating the point separating them from Istanbul BB.
Ankaraspor Rides a Winning Streak
The hosts are currently the hottest team in the Turkish first division, after winning five games in a row. What’s most impressive is the fact that these matches were won in three distinct competitions, including Europa League. Their invincibility will be put to the test tonight, by a team that is more experience, has better players and more depth in the squad.
The odds offered by bet365 Sports on a road win exceed even value, but it’s no surprise that they are that high. Many people will find it difficult to go against the hosts, after they won five consecutive games. However, this is the correct decision and if you want to mitigate the risks, you can settle for draw no bet.