Galatasaray v Balikesirspor – Preview & Prediction
Galatasaray cut the lead between themselves and the league leaders back down to two points last week with a tight 2-1 victory away to Eskisehirspor last weekend. The Lions have missed their top scorer Burak Yilmaz in recent weeks and fortunately for Hamza Hamzaoglu the Turkish international striker is fit and ready to go.
Goran Pandev and Aydin Yilmaz have been ruled out through injury. Galatasaray recently beat Konyaspor 4-1 in the Turkish Cup.
Balikesirspor are started the second half of the season poorly and are in danger of being cut adrift at the food of the table. The newly promoted side beat Galatasaray earlier on in the season and will be looking to spring another surprise on the Istanbul Giants.
Uğur Akdemir and Nuno André Coelho could all miss the game due to injury. Andre Santos and Hasan Hatipoglu are doubts for the game due.
Galatasaray will be strenghend with the return of Yilmaz and should be able to see off a lowly Balikesirspor at home.
Galatasaray -1 (Asain Handicap)