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This preview covers everything from the Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray match – betting tips to predictions of this game to be played at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.
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Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray Match Preview and Insights
The Intercontinental derby match is one of the fierce rivalries in Turkish football. It features Galatasaray and Fenerbahce going up against each other. An iconic fixture in Europe, the Intercontinental derby has been played out for more than 100 years. It is intense, bitter, and features a lot of commitment from both ends.
As one of the oldest derbies in the world, the Intercontinental derby has been played out in close to 400 matches. Fenerbahce has the slightest of advantages over Galatasaray after having registered 145+ wins, while the latter is on 120+ wins. Unsurprising of such a competitive match, a large number of games have been drawn. In recent years, the stalemate has become a popular outcome when these two rivals have met each other. A remarkable five out of the last six meetings between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have been drawn.
Fenerbahce has been struggling for any kind of consistency in recent weeks. It does not sound well for a team that has title ambitions. As a result, the team is in danger of losing touch of the top positions and they are under pressure from the likes of Besiktas. A significant worry for Fenerbahce so far this season has been the alarming rate at which they are conceding goals. Even though the club has scored around goals per game on average, they have also conceded at a similar rate. This has been a vital factor in driving the club down the league table.
Galatasaray have been able to keep tabs on the league title race by managing to stay efficient in many matches. Fatih Terim has the experience of winning multiple titles and he has been able to get the club in a positive situation by improving the difference. Galatasaray has one of the meanest defences in the 2020-21 Turkish Super League campaign. The club has conceded less than a goal per game and such a run leading up to the Intercontinental derby will be giving a psychological advantage for the visitors. At the other end of the pitch, Galatasaray will be able to challenge for the title in a comfortable manner if the team gets more goals from across the pitch. So far, the goals have been concentrated to players like Radamel Falcao.
Top Betting Tips for Fenerbahce vs Galatasaray
Match result – Draw
There has been just a single win in the last seven meetings between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray. The remaining six matches have finished as a draw. Such is the competitive nature of this fixture that it is difficult to look beyond a stalemate, which is available at an excellent price of 4/1. The Intercontinental derby such a crucial match for both clubs and they would not be in a position to lose the game. Since both teams are also fighting at the top of the table, a loss would be significantly damaging to their individual hopes of a title finish. At the odds of 4/1, a punter will be getting a return of £25 on a stake of £10.
Total goals under 2.5
It is staggering that many of the recent meetings between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray have been tight games with not many goals at both ends of the pitch. Our preview expects more of the same with Fenerbahce keen to preserve their home run. As a result of playing on the road, Galatasaray could be oriented towards a counter-attacking football that could help players like Falcao. Our predictions for this match would back under 2.5 goals, which is at a price of 4/6.
Radamel Falcao to score anytime
Radamel Falcao has been one of the key players for Galatasaray since making the move to Turkish football in the 2019-20 campaign. After scoring 10 goals in his debut season with the Turkish club, the Colombian has been in form and scoring goals. The striker was on the scoresheet when Galatasaray picked up a 3-1 win over Fenerbahce in one of the recent Intercontinental derbies. Falcao is a great option – according to our free tips – to back for a goal at any time in the match, as Galatasaray is quite reliant on his goals. This preview would back Falcao to score anytime at 21/10, which represents a return of £15.50 on a stake of £10.