Match: Galatasaray – Fenerbahçe Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 26 May, 2016
Start time: 19:45 UK
The final in the Cup of Turkey opposed two of the biggest teams in the country – Galatasaray and Fenerbahce. The match is Thursday, May 26, from 19:45 in Antalya.
Galatasaray finished the season in 6th place and done within one of the weakest performances in recent years. “The Lions” remained outside the places entitling participation in European tournaments and will now have to win the Cup to qualify for the Europa League.
In the Cup, Galatasaray came to dispute the trophy after eliminating Rizespor the semifinals with a total score 3:1. Previously, “The Lions” removed Akhisar Belediyespor with a total score of 3:2. Second round Galatasaray won over Gaziantepspor 3:1 and in the first phase of the tournament won their group without a problem.
Fenerbahce failed to grips with Besiktas for the title and finished in second place in Süper Lig, which guarantees them a playoff Champions League. Vitor Pereira’s team should be pleased with their performance in the league although it failed to improve its ranking from last season when he finished second.
Fenerbahce won the Cup six times as a last did it in season 2012/13. Now they have a chance to triumph again city rivals Galatasaray. On semifinals “the Yellow Canaries” defeated Konyaspor with a total score 5:1, while in the previous round against Amed SK with a total score of 6:4. On the second round, they had many difficulties at home against Kayserispor at home, but still reached the success with 1:0 after extra time.
The matches in Süper Lig between two teams ended in a draw, so expect another close match, this time, the stakes are even higher. In the last three matches between these rivals have fallen only three goals and is likely again not witness the goals show consideration the huge importance of the game.