Umraniyespor vs. Galatasaray Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 19, 2022 20:00 CET
Umraniyespor pulled off a big surprise against Fenerbahce in the first round, but Galatasaray will take them much seriously ahead of this clash because of that.
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Umraniyespor made a historical result last season. They finished in second place in the First League of Turkey and thus earned an opportunity to play in the Super League. For them, the only goal this season is to avoid relegation. Looking at finances and budget, Umraniyespor is the cheapest club in the competition.
In the first round, Umraniyespor was very close to make a big sensation. They played at road against Fenerbahce and had a great chance to win. It was 2:3 until 93rd minute when Mergim Berisha scored a goal for Fenerbahce and thus tied the game at 3:3. Last week, Umraniyespor lost at home against Antalyaspor by 1:0, and now they are facing another big challenge.
In order to achieve a positive result against Galatasaray, home team will have to play their best match so far. If they repeat what we saw in first two rounds, they won’t defend and they will try to score a goal first. This will certainly create defensive problems, especially in transition.
Galatasaray had one of the worst results in 21st century last season. They finished the Super League in 13th place and Fatih Terim left the club in January after five years. There was a lot of turbulence within club structure, but now everyone is ready for a big challenge, which is a fight for the title.
Between two seasons, Okan Buruk was chosen as new head coach. As a player, he played more than 200 games for Galatasaray, while as a coach he won the title with Istanbul Basaksehir two years ago. That will be expected of him at Galatasaray as well, although he will certainly need some time to set things up the way he wants. During this summer, players like Lucas Torreira, Fredrik Midtsjo, Sergio Oliveira, Haris Seferovic and Dries Mertens arrived and that says it all about ambitions.
After the win against Antalyaspor in first round, Galatasaray surprisingly lost to Giresunpor last week by 1:0. That’s why everyone will be fully focused on improving the impression and getting three points this week.
Umraniyespor and Galatasaray never played against each other in an official match. This will be their first meet in the Turkish Super League.
All players are available for Umraniyespor. Leo Dubois and Fredrik Midtsjo won’t play for Galatasaray due to injuries.
Umraniyespor vs. Galatasaray Prediction
Galatasaray is a much better team than Umraniyespor. Due to failure in the last round, the visitors will certainly be fully focused and won’t underestimate their opponent. Umraniyespor doesn’t have much quality in squad and it will be difficult to make a surprise like they did against Fenerbahce at the beginning of the season. At this point, Okana Buruk’s team will surely be more prepared.
Date and Time: 19.08.2022 20:00 CET
Pick: Galatasaray to win