Today, we will see the reigning Turkish Super League champions Galatasaray take on Gaziantepspor on home ground in front of their beloved fans - this being their main advantage.
Striker Burak Yilmaz was rumored to be benched for this match but coach Fatih Terim has inderted him into the starting line-up which reported by Fanatik to be as follows:
Goal keeper: Fernando Muslera
Defense: (RB) Emmanuel Eboue, (RCB) Aurelien Chedjou, (LCB) Semih Kaya, (LB) Hakan Kadir Balta
Central Midfield: (RCM) Hamit Altintop, (CM) Felipe Melo, (LCM) Selcuk Inan
Attacking Midfield: (CAM) Wesley Sneijder
Strikers: (RS) Burak Yilmaz, (LS) Didier Drogba
The attacking players are expected to do most of the damage and can easily score 2-3 goals to win this match if they play their cards right.
The central mids are responsible at holding the ball, distributing to team mates in the final third or to the wing backs who will be making runs and they can even score if presented with an opportunity.
The defenders have to be on their game throughout as their opponents know how to score in this stadium. The center-backs have to halt attacks through the air as well as through-balls and one v one situations. The wing-backs have to run up and down the wings to both defend thoroughly and assist the attack when need be to make creating plays a bit easier for the team as a whole.
The keeper is one of the best in the world and he needs to prove exactly why in tonight's game.
Prediction: Galatasaray 3, Gaziantepspor 1 -- All three goals will be scored by the midfield/attack with the opponent netting one on a counter through their strike-force.