Don’t look at the latest results in the Turkish league, because the Cup is a totally different competition. I chose Turk Telekom to win over Galatasaray because:
- The Turkish Cup is organized in Ankara, in Turk Telekom Arena. The home court and the crowd of fans will count enormously in this battle.
- Turk Telekom had already beaten this year Galatasaray in the championship regular game (87-81).
- The rotation is much better for Turk Telekom who has not only better foreigners than Galatasaray but also better and more Turks in the roster. Stimac, Landesberg, Gabriel, Campbell, Redding, Arslan, Peker, Turen and Sonsirma can face anybody in the league. Including Anadolu Efes and Fenerbahce.
- Galatasaray is neither a bad team nor a good one. They are there, average like always. They don’t have the quality of a scary opponent.
Gratian Cormos, firstname.lastname@example.org