Due to heavy snowfall, the Pokalhinspiel between Boluspor and Galatasaray was canceled last week. Now, this week, where the remainders are actually scheduled to rise, the first leg in Bolu. The cup second leg is scheduled for next week. The alleged favorites did not have it easy in the first leg last week. Galatasaray archrival Fenerbahce lost to a second-division side in the first leg and will need to improve considerably in the return leg to avoid a Ümraniye cup sensation. Second division Boluspor is also aiming for the cup surprise. In the second division Boluspor meanwhile is a starting place for the promotion playoffs. Last weekend Boluspor suffered a bitter defeat in the duel of the table neighbors against Osmanlispor. Galatasaray, however, started with a 6-0 home win impressive in the second half. Will Galatasaray now also sweep Boluspor off in the cup?
Today’s Football Prediction Boluspor vs Galatasaray
The Turkish record champions are so on some changes in the new year. A change should bring the “lions” back on track. Numerous players are on the siding and Galatasaray is already trying to find adequate replacement. However, UEFA’s FFP will not make it easy for the traditional club from Istanbul to get the new entrants they want. In the Turkish Cup Fatih Terim has the chance to experiment a bit. The fact that the result can not be disregarded, Terim should have noticed at the latest after the narrow progress on Keciörengücü. With the 6-0 home win in their luggage, the team’s self-confidence is enormous. If Galatasaray were to build on that, Boluspor’s win against Galatasaray could well prove to be a handicap win. On Tuesday night, the match between Boluspor and Galatasaray at 17:45 clock in the Bolu Atatürk Stadium!
Boluspor – Statistics & Current Form
Sait Karafirtinalar should not be satisfied with the current season. Although the coach of the second division Boluspor started sensationally into the new season and was for long stretches on the pole position, for the first leg caused the low form of Bolu but for a very bad starting position. Now Boluspor is in the pursuit role and fears for a playoff place for promotion to the highest Turkish league. However, there is something fresh Lig-Feeling in the New Year: Boluspor meets the Turkish champions Galatasaray in the round of 16 of the Turkish Cup.
Boluspor has been struggling with consistency since the last season. Bolu had missed the direct rise after a mixed season and pulled in the playoffs also the short straw. In the new season, the old habits seem to continue. Karafirtinalar had already put his focus on the league competition during the season and stressed that in the Turkish Cup to pursue any major goals. Whether at Boluspor Vs. Galatasaray’s odds on a home side’s surprising home win paid, therefore, seems rather questionable. At the weekend there was a 3-3 defeat against the table neighbors Osmanlispor for the second leg and thus the fifth competitive match in a row, in which Bolu was unsuccessful.
At the start of the season with nine unbeaten games started in series, the current circumstances are in no way to excuse. In the dress rehearsal against Akhisarspor Boluspor managed a 4-2 test-game success. In front of their home crowd, Karafirtinalar’s team are always good for a goal, according to Boluspor. Galatasaray also made our prediction. Only two times remained Boluspor in the current season at home without own goals at home. The team structure is stable, but it lacks a Goalgetter that makes the difference. Karafirtinalar will not complain of any serious defeats in the Cup against Galatasaray. For a Boluspor Galatasaray tip on home win, lucrative odds could be scooped.
Expected formation of Boluspor:
Degirmenci; Budak, Diarra, Dimov, Bilazer; Cakmak, Gültekin; Kocer, Akabueze, Odabasi; Özcan
Last Games by Boluspor:
- 19.01.2019 – Osmanlispor vs. Boluspor 3: 1 (1st Lig)
- 08.01.2019 – Akhisar Belediye vs. Boluspor 2: 4 (friendly)
- 23.12.2018 – Eskisehirspor vs. Boluspor 1: 1 (1st Lig)
- 19.12.2018 – Van BB Vs. Boluspor 2: 2 (Pokal)
- 16.12.2018 – Boluspor Vs. Altinordu 1: 1 (1st Lig)
Galatasaray – Statistics & Current Form
As a Turkish record champion, Galatasaray sets the goals high as usual. In the national competition, every title win is targeted – but that does not mean that the “lions” always prevail. At the beginning of the season, there was the first defeat, as was lost in the Turkish Super Cup against the underdog Akhisarspor. The mixed performances at the national level were ultimately reflected internationally, where the “lions” with much Ach and noise still made it into the Europa League – after Schützenhilfe of the Schalke – managed.
In the Süper Lig, Galatasaray are six points behind leaders Galatasaray after the low of form at the end of the first half. Since the intercontinental derby against Fenerbahce, Imperator Fatih Terim’s team has not been given the turn to build a sensible winning streak. Of course, there was a reason for this: many players took a block, some top athletes were missing due to injury anyway and with coach Terim an important factor in the “lions” was missing the entire rest of the season after the explosive derby. After a successful debut in the Turkish Cup Galatasaray wants to burn in the round of 16 against Boluspor nothing. The performance of Galatasaray’s B-Elf in the previous round was not really promising.
Fatih Terim stressed in a press conference that no player in the squad is unsalable and further disposals in this transfer period are quite likely. So far, the “lions” have just separated from Garry Rodrigues, who has moved to Al Ittihad for nearly nine million euros. Players like Calik, Belhanda, Camdal and others are already in talks with the new clubs. It is quite possible that the next departures will be announced in the coming days. Meanwhile, the followers of the “Lions” are waiting in vain for new entries. So far, only Marcao of Chaves and Tasdemir of Bursaspor has been committed. A striker Galatasaray will definitely have to get, because also Derdiyok should be on the siding. At the weekend Galatasaray celebrated a successful second half in a 6-0 victory over Ankaragücü. Will Terim’s B-Elf be successful in the first leg of the Cup? With a meager defensive performance in the previous cup match, it remains to be seen how the Turkish record champions will present themselves this time. Fatih Terim will have to stay away from his team for the last time.
Expected formation of Galatasaray:
cipe; Maicon, Tasdemir, Linnes, Bayram; Donk, Inan; Akgün, Yüksel, Gümüs; Celik
Last games by Galatasaray:
- 19.01.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Ankaragucu 6: 0 (Süper Lig)
- 12.01.2019 – RB Leipzig vs. Galatasaray 1: 1 (friendly)
- 08.01.2019 – Galatasaray Vs. Eskisehirspor 3: 3 (Friendly Match)
- 23.12.2018 – Galatasaray Vs. Sivasspor 4: 2 (Süper Lig)
- 18.12.2018 – Galatasaray Vs. Keçiörengücü 1: 1 (Pokal)
Boluspor vs. Galatasaray Direct Comparison
Boluspor will meet the Turkish champions Galatasaray for the 47th time. However, the last clash between the two clubs in a competitive match is almost 27 years ago. Since the 1991/92 season Boluspor is no longer represented in the highest Turkish league. In direct comparison Galatasaray leads the record against Boluspor with 24-12-10. Boluspor was especially convincing at home against the “Löwen” and secured seven of the ten wins against the traditional club in front of their home crowd. Recently, the teams met in 2016/17 in a test match, the Galatasaray could decide with a narrow 1-0 for themselves.
Turkey Boluspor vs. Galatasaray Our Football Prediction
The Turkish Cup is always good for surprises. The focus was always on the traditional clubs from Istanbul. Defeats against a second division side or even third division should end the run of the alleged Turkish heavyweights from the Süper Lig. Last season, Galatasaray made it to the semi-finals, but surprisingly lost to Akhisarspor, who eventually won the Cup in the final. For the “lions” the Süper Lig has certainly priority, in the second round Terim will not want to risk much during the week and accordingly rebuild its starting eleven.
Key Facts – Boluspor vs Galatasaray tips
Gala coach Fatih Terim will miss another two games suspended.
Boluspor scored at least one goal at home in eight of the ten home games this season.
Galatasaray had significant problems in his own defense in the last round of the cup.
In the Cup first leg against Boluspor we expect a similar starting Gala as in the previous round, as more youngsters were used in the offensive. The “lions” had already got their problems against Keciörengücü in the last round of the cup and probably will not have it easy against Boluspor. Although Karafirtinalar puts the focus on the league competition, where the promotion to the Süper Lig is set as a goal, but a cup surprise will take the Bolu coach. In the first leg Bolu should certainly get chances to pour the traditional club one or the other goal. We would therefore recommend to Boluspor against Galatasaray a passable odds on “Both teams to score a goal” on a five unit basis.
Prediction Today: Both teams to score/ Yes