Fenerbahce v Galatasaray – Preview and Prediction

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In a match-up which pits the Lions from Europe against the Asia based Yellow Canaries, Fenerbahce host their bitter rivals Galatasaray at the Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium on Sunday night in the Intercontinental Derby.

Prediction: Both teams to score looks to be a safe bet on the night and click here to find the best football odds online.

Fenerbahce:

Fenerbahce made one of their worst starts to a season in their history this term under manager Dick Advocaat. The Dutchman is well versed in managing high profile derbies from his spell at Glasgow Rangers.

Advocaat’s side find themselves in fifth position in the league with 18 points after ten games, eight points behind leaders Istanbul Başakşehir.

Fenerbahce come into the derby with a clean bill of health following Ozan Tufan and Gregory Van der Wiel’s recovery from injury.

Galatasaray:

Galatasaray have hit a rocky patch of form at the wrong time following two defeats in their last three games which has left them six points off top spot.

Jan Olde Riekerink will be hoping his star name Bruma can keep up his impressive form during the Intercontinental Derby. The Portugal U21 international has been directly involved in seven goals for the Lion’s in ten league games.

Verdict:

Galatasaray have been unable to defeat Fenerbahce at the Şükrü Saraçoğlu Stadium for over 15 years and will struggle to do so in their current form.

Fenerbahce have been sparked back into life following their win over Manchester United in the Europa League and are favourites going into this weekends encounter.

Predicting a high tempo clash with both sides finding the back of the net.

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