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May 16, 2022 at 6pm UK at Turk Telekom Arena
Galatasaray
3 - 2
Adana Demirspor
Gomis (30' pen., 63'), Akturkoglu (55')
Nelsson (32'), Kutlu (66'), Marcao (90+4')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Akgun (9'), Balotelli (67')
Akaydin (29'), Assombalonga (81')

Preview: Galatasaray vs. Adana Demirspor - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday's Turkish Super Lig clash between Galatasaray and Adana Demirspor, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Adana Demirspor will be hoping to end a run of four consecutive defeats when they travel to the Nef Stadium to face Galatasaray on Monday.

The hosts enter the Super Lig contest in 13th place, while Adana Demirspor currently occupy ninth position.


Match preview

Galatasaray coach Domenec Torrent reacts on March 17, 2022© Reuters

Galatasaray have endured a disappointing campaign, and although they will be keen to see the back of the 2021-22 season, Monday's hosts still have the chance to move into the top half of the table.

The home side have fallen well short of last term's second-placed finish after spending the majority of the campaign in the bottom half of the Super Lig table.

Despite collecting just one point from their last two matches, the hosts will be hoping to give the fans something to cheer about in their final home game of the season

Their most recent home outing resulted in a 3-2 defeat to Sivasspor, which ended Galatasaray's five-game unbeaten home league run.

Although they may have lost in their previous game at the Nef Stadium, Domenec Torrent's side have won four of their last five home games in the Super Lig and a win on Monday would represent their 10th home league victory of the season.

Galatasaray's Kerem Akturkoglu celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on March 14, 2022© Reuters

The visitors, on the other hand, have fallen away from European contention in recent weeks following a poor run of results.

After 32 games, Adana Demirspor found themselves just one point adrift of the top four, but they have since wilted, with their last four matches all ending in defeat.

Vincenzo Montella's side were on their way to pick up at least one point last weekend after Younes Belhanda equalised against Alanyaspor to cancel out Tayyib Sanuc's own goal.

However, a 76th-minute strike from Emre Akbaba condemned Adana Demirspor to another defeat, leaving them in ninth position in the Super Lig.

Despite a European place now out of the question, the visitors will not want to take a winless run into the summer break, and they only have two games remaining in the season to make sure that is not the case.

Galatasaray Turkish Super Lig form:
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • D

Adana Demirspor Turkish Super Lig form:
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • L


Team News

Galatasaray's Marcao celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on March 17, 2022© Reuters

Injury issues are expected to keep Marcao and Omar Elabdellaoui sidelined for Galatasaray, although they received a boost when Sofiane Feghouli returned to the matchday squad last week as an unused substitute.

Feghouli could be joined on the bench by Emre Kilinc, who is available after serving a one-match suspension.

After playing out a goalless draw with Istanbul Basaksehir last weekend, Torrent could make a couple of changes with Bafetimbi Gomis and Erick Pulgar in line for recalls.

As for the visitors, they could be without Benjamin Stambouli, who has missed the last three matches due to a muscle injury.

Matias Vargas dropped down to the bench last weekend, but the 25-year-old may return to the starting lineup for Monday's contest.

Meanwhile, Mario Balotelli is expected to lead the line for the hosts after coming back into the side to start in the defeat to Alanyaspor.

Galatasaray possible starting lineup:
Muslera; Boey, Nelsson, Ozturk, Van Aanholt; Babel, Kutlu, Antalyali, Pulgar, Akturkoglu; Gomis

Adana Demirspor possible starting lineup:
Muric; Cokcalis, Akaydin, Sanuc, Rassoul; Kurt, Inler; Akgun, Belhanda, Vargas; Balotelli


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We say: Galatasaray 2-1 Adana Demirspor

Although Galatasaray have experienced a poor season, we think that four wins from their last five games will give them the confidence to clinch all three points in their final home match of the campaign, especially as Adana Demirspor are bereft of confidence after enduring a run of four consecutive defeats.



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2Fenerbahce382110773383573
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4Istanbul BasaksehirIstanbul381981156362065
5AlanyasporAlanyaspor38197126758964
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7AntalyasporAntalyaspor381611115447759
8Fatih KaragumrukKaragumruk38169134752-557
9Adana Demirspor3815101360471355
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11KasimpasaKasimpasa381581567571053
12Hatayspor38158155660-453
13GalatasarayGalatasaray381410145153-252
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