ISTANBUL  

Galatasaray are looking to win a morale-boosting victory in Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig game against Ankara football team Genclerbirligi.

The Lions have been unable to taste victory in two league games as they last claimed a 2-0 win over Trabzonspor in week 15.

With 30 points, they are currently in fifth place, while Genclerbirligi has collected 19 points, placing them in the 16th spot in the standings.

Having been suspended, Ivorian forward Giovanni Sio will not take part in the Genclerbirligi squad.

Galatasaray will also lack some of their key players, namely Fernando Muslera, Radamel Falcao, Sofiane Feghouli, Emre Kilinc, Oghenekaro Etebo and Omar Elabdellaoui.

Falcao, Feghouli, Muslera, Etebo and Elabdellaoui will not play versus the Ankara side due to injuries.

Kilinc will miss the clash due to his red-card suspension.

Norwegian defender Elabdellaoui suffered face and eye injuries during a New Year’s Eve party at his home when a firework burst in his hand.

Matchday 18 fixtures:

Saturday:

Demir Grup Sivasspor – Gaziantep FK

Hes Kablo Kayserispor – Yeni Malatyaspor

Goztepe – Fraport TAV Antalyaspor

Galatasaray – Genclerbirligi

Sunday:

Fatih Karagumruk – Ittifak Holding Konyaspor

MKE Ankaragucu – Medipol Basaksehir

Caykur Rizespor – Yukatel Denizlispor

Atakas Hatayspor – Besıktas

Monday:

Buyuksehir Belediye Erzurumspor – Fenerbahce

Aytemiz Alanyaspor – Kasimpasa​​​​​​​

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