Bet of the day: Galatasaray to beat Fenerbahce in Intercontinental Derby
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | April 12, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Home side in this meeting has won in seven of last eight
- Galatasaray have won previous four at home against Fenerbahce
- Fener lost last time out in the Turkish Super Lig
Galatasaray 13/5 to beat Fenerbahce
Galatasaray v Fenerbahce is one of the fiercest fixtures in world football, and the two teams from the European and Asian parts respectively of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul go head-to-head in the Super Lig on Wednesday evening.
Coral have, therefore, picked the fantastic odds of 13/5 for the hosts to win as our bet of the day, so read on to find out why you should back this brilliant bet…
There may be a gap of five places between the two teams, with Gala down in seventh and Fener in second, but season form usually means nothing in this Intercontinental Derby. Instead, home advantage in front of their own partisan fans does.
In seven of the their last eight meetings in all competitions, the hosts have won, and Galatasaray have tasted victory in each of their previous four at the Turk Telekom Arena against their rivals.
The one time where the home side didn’t triumph, was when Gala gained a credible away draw at the Sukru Saracoglu earlier this season.
Sneijder to punish Fener once more
Deafening league champions Galatasaray are likely to be able to call upon their star player Wesley Sneijder, who scored all three goals in his side’s last two wins in this fixture. The Dutchman looks set to feature after recovering from injury.
Other top names including Lukas Podolski, Umut Bulut, Selcuk Inan and Yasin Oztekin are also available for this crunch clash.
Fenerbahce come into this match on the back of a loss to Konyaspor and a draw with Osmanlispor, so are certainly a team out of touch.
So, what are you waiting for punters? Take these terrific 13/5 odds while you can.