Galatasaray will be ending their disappointing 2021-22 Super Lig season to a close on Friday, with the Istanbul giants making a trip to Antalya Stadyumu to take on Antalyaspor.
The hosts are currently seventh in the table, seven points ahead of their Friday’s opponents, while Galatasaray occupy 11th position, 30 points behind champions Trabzonspor.
Nuri Sahin’s side finished 16th in the Super Lig last season, but they are currently up in seventh postion in the table, boasting 58 points from their 37 matches this season, winning 16, drawing 10 and losing 11 times in the league.
Antalyaspor enter the contest off the back of successive victories, having defeated Konyaspor 3-2 on May 9 before claiming a 4-2 victory over Kasimpasa last weekend.
The Scorpions have been strong on home soil this season, winning 10, drawing five and losing three of their 18 matches to collect 35 points, which is the fifth-best record in the division.
Antalyaspor, who have been present in the Super Lig since 2015, have not actually defeated Galatasaray in the league since April 2016, suffering a 2-0 loss in the reverse fixture ealier this season.
Meanwhile, Galatasaray are 22-time Super Lig champions, while they have finished as runners-up on another 11 occasions, including last season, when they lost out to Besiktas despite finishing level on points with their rivals.
Domenec Torrent’s side have not finished lower than sixth in Turkey’s top flight since 2011, but they are currently in 11th spot in the table, having won 14, drawn nine and lost 14 of their 37 matches to collect 51 points.
Galatasaray, who have only won four times on their travels in the league this season, competed in this season’s Europa League, with their journey ending in the last-16 stage of the competition, losing 2-1 on aggregate to Barcelona.
Antalyaspor vs Galatasaray head to head
The two teams have previously met on 61 occasions across all competitions, where Antalyaspor have claimed eight victories while Galatasaray have won 36, and they have drawn in 17. Antalyaspor have scored 56 goals and conceded 118. In their last five meetings, Galatasaray have won three while they have drawn twice.
Galatasaray 5-0 Antalyaspor 28/12/19
Antalyaspor 2-2 Galatasaray 24/07/20
Galatasaray 0-0 Antalyaspor 02/01/21
Antalyaspor 0-1 Galatasaray 24/04/21
Galatasaray 2-0 Antalyaspor 25/12/21
Antalyaspor latest home form
Antalyaspor have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having lost just one of their five most recent matches. They managed to defeat Konyaspor 3-2 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 13 goals and conceded seven.
Antalyaspor 4-1 Giresunspor 20/03/22
Antalyaspor 4-1 Hatayspor 11/04/22
Antalyaspor 1-1 Kayserispor 24/04/22
Antalyaspor 1-2 Shakhtar Donetsk 25/04/22
Antalyaspor 3-2 Konyaspor 09/05/22
Antalyaspor latest away form
Antalyaspor have recently been on a good run of form on the road, as they have been unbeaten in their five most recent matches. They managed to defeat Kasimpasa 4-2 in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 12 goals and conceded six.
Istanbul Basaksehir 0-1 Antalyspor 14/03/22
Altay 1-2 Antalyaspor 02/04/22
Alanyaspor 1-3 Antalyaspor 16/04/22
Trabzonspor 2-2 Antalyaspor 30/04/22
Kasimpasa 2-4 Antalyaspor 15/05/22
Galatasaray latest home form
Galatasaray have recently kept a patch run of form at home, as they have lost three of their six most recent matches. They managed to defeat Adana Demirspor 3-2 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored 10 goals and conceded eight.
Galatasaray 2-0 Fatih Karagumruk 02/04/22
Galatasaray 1-3 Dinamo Kiev 14/04/22
Galatasaray 2-0 Yeni Malatyaspor 18/04/22
Galatasaray 2-3 Sivasspor 01/05/22
Galatasaray 3-2 Adana Demirspor 16/05/22
Galatasaray latest away form
Galatasaray have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just one of their six most recent matches. They drew 0-0 with Istanbul Basaksehir in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored two goals and conceded five.
Barcelona 0-0 Galatasaray 10/03/22
Gaziantep FK 3-1 Galatasaray 20/03/22
Fenerbahce 2-0 Galatasaray 10/04/22
Altay 0-1 Galatasaray 24/04/22
Istanbul Basaksehir 0-0 Galatasaray 07/05/22
Antalyaspor will be without Admir Mehmedi on Friday due to a muscular problem, while Harun Alpsoy remains on the sidelines for the hosts.
The team did not suffer any fresh issues against Kasimpasa last time out, and it would not be a surprise to see the same squad taking on the pitch.
Galatasaray will be without the services of Omar Elabdellaoi due to a back problem, but they are otherwise in good shape ahead of the game.
Bafetimbi Gomis is again likely to opertate in the centre-forward position with Ryan Babel playing off the right, while Mostafa Mohamed is pushing for a start.
Prediction and Odds
Galatasaray are aiming to end their disappointng campaign on a positive note, and will feel confident about their recent record against Friday’s opponents.
However, Antalyaspor are on a long unbeaten run and will want to keep that run rolling, which leads us to predict a draw or an away win.
Odds: 1 2.30 X 2.05 2 2.15
Antalyaspor 0-0 Galatasaray
Antalyaspor 1-1 Galatasaray
Antalyaspor 2-2 Galatasaray
Antalyaspor 0-1 Galatasaray
Antalyaspor 1-2 Galatasaray