On Wednesday, the final between Akhisar Belediyespor and Galatasaray Istanbul will take place during the Turkish Cup. In the run-up of the favorite seems clear, but plays the bottom of the table against the league first Süper Lig. But as so often the cup writes its own stories and could this year again provide a surprise. We have selected all relevant facts and figures for you and summarized them in a detailed forecast.
- Will Belediyespor create a new sensation?
Belediyespor are looking back on a cruel season at the moment, and with a cup victory, at least the fans could still vote positive. Since the 2012 season, the team plays in the highest Turkish league of the Süper Lig and always achieved good results. Only two years ago, they won with Okan Buruk as coach the 7th place in the table and thus missed just barely the international business. The coach’s success made other clubs aware and they had to replace him at the end of last season. This did not succeed, and in the spring of the season is now the third coach on the sidelines. This should have prevented the threat of relegation once again, after 32 game days, however, it is now clear that the team must take the gear in the second division. With a record of 6 wins, 7 draws and 19 defeats, they are on the last place in the table and can only boast 25 points. It is all the more astonishing that the troupe was able to advance to the finals of the Turkish Cup. They had to survive 4 rounds and 8 games, mostly at home and away. 7 of the 8 games were won and only one had to end with a 0-0 draw. Two teams also came from the Süper Lig, while the last opponent in the semi-final comes from the second division. Already in the last season the cup competition seemed to be the right one, and you won it for the first time. In the final, they prevailed against Basaksehir and is thus reigning champions.
Current form: In the league, the team has been without victory for 5 games and could only get a draw. This also occupies the last place in the form table with only 4 points from the last 8 games. In the cup, however, the team always shows a different face and was able to win 7 of 8 games. In 4 games they also remained without conceding and were able to hold the zero. In addition, they were able to score 15 goals and are responsible for almost 2.00 goals per game.
- 4 cup victory in the last 7 years?
Galatasaray Istanbul are the most successful team in Turkish football and have won the Cup 17 times and the championship 21 times. Last year, for the first time since 2015, they secured the championship title and could defend it this season. 2. Gamedays before the end they are tied with Basaksehir on the first place in the table. Thanks to the better goal difference, they would still be champions at the moment, but they also have to prove that in the last two matchdays. The record of 19 wins, 9 draws and 4 defeats is very good and with 67 hits you put the second best offensive of the league. In addition, with Mbaye Diagne is the league’s top scorer in the ranks of the lions and could be good for one or the other decisive goal. In the cup you could survive the four rounds, especially by the home strength and lost in the home stadium still no game. In the 8 games played, the team suffered only one defeat and two draws. In two of four home games, they also remained without a goal, while away from home except for a game always had to accept at least one goal. Mainly responsible for the success in the last two years is Fatih Terim, who has managed to form a team again after rather weak years. For the fourth time this is on the sidelines of Galatasaray Istanbul and brought the always successful.
Current form: In the league, the team occupies the first place in the form table of the last 8 games occupied after Besiktas at least the second place. You could get 20 points from these last 8 games and secure the championship lead. In the cup you could win 5 of 8 games and lost only one. Since 2 home games you are without a goal, and the last semi-final game you could win in a shooting party with 5: 2.
- Direct comparison
Out of 21 matches between these two clubs, top Istanbul club Galatasaray won 15, 4 wins for Akhisar and 2 matches ended in a draw. The goal difference of 22:45 also stands for a clear dominance on the part of the lions. But beware, 2 out of the last 3 games have the outsider to decide for themselves. With the first duel in this season that ended clearly with 3: 0 for Belediyespor.
Football Prediction of the Day Akhisar Belediyespor vs Galatasaray Istanbul
Galatasaray Istanbul is the clear favorite in the Turkish Cup final. It hits the table first on the bottom of the table, so the roles should be clearly distributed. However, she was able to secure the title surprisingly last year and Belediyespor want to defend this, of course. We would still prefer a Tip 2. Even a bet under 3.5 goals would be in a finale quite advisable.
Bet Tips: Galatasaray Istanbul