Turkish League Previews & Predictions 6: Record stands at 16 Wins 3 Losses heading into the Besiktas vs Fenerbahce derby
It is derby weekend! Super Lig champions Besiktas take on Fenerbahce in the Istanbul derby.
The current record of our picks stand at 16 wins 3 loss.
Trabzonspor vs Alanyaspor
The rise of the youth ballers pretty much sums up Trabzonspor right now. Keep a close eye on Abdulkadir Omur (18), Yusuf Yazici (20) and Okay Yokuslu (22).
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Prediction: Trabzonspor Win
Konyaspor vs Akhisar
Konyaspor at home are usually a safe pick but they are currently in turmoil so we are leaving this one.
Genclerbirligi vs Basaksehir
The Ankara based side have lost their last four league games and take on a rampant Basaksehir who have already beat Fenerbahce away this season. It really is difficult seeing Genclerbirligi getting anything from this game. For added insurance take the Draw no Bet for Basaksehir.
Prediction: Basaksehir Draw No Bet
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas
Fenerbahce returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win over Alanyaspor last week after a shaky start to the season. The big question was… were Fenerbahce brilliant or was the result a reflection of their opposition being poor. Well we are about to find out as Besiktas strut into town. The Istanbul derby sees the back-to-back league champions try to beat Fenerbahce away from home. The Sukru Saracoglu has traditionally been a fortress for the Yellow Canaries and they are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 games against Besiktas at home. It is worth noting that Fenerbahce did lose at home to Basaksehir for the first time ever this season and that head coach Aykut Kocaman has not got his side to gel yet. Besiktas meanwhile are flying high crushing all in their path including Porto in the Champions League. This is a derby game so the form book is not the only determining factor but it would not be wise to go against Besiktas right now. It is difficult seeing the Black Eagles losing this one. They are currently a well oiled machine, with great depth and in form star players capable of creating something out of nothing.
Prediction: Besiktas Win / Draw (+0.5 Asian Handicap)
Karabukspor vs Malatyaspor
Not even going to go there!
Sivasspor vs Goztepe
We are going to keep on riding the Goztepe train until the wheels come off. The newly promoted side are in great form and full of confidence. The same cannot be said for Sivasspor.
Prediction: Goztepe Win / Draw (+0.5 Asian Handicap)
Kasimpasa vs Kayserispor
Kayserispor have been in great form but I simply do not trust them on the road against Kasimpasa. This game smells of an upset.
Bursaspor vs Galatasaray
Bursaspor have already sold out the stadium for this blockbuster event. The Green Crocodiles have won their last two games but Galatasaray have been on fire. The Lions raw power, strength and physicality have proven difficult for anyone in the Super Lig to deal with thus far. I do not expect the visitors to walk this one but do not see them losing either especially with Besiktas playing Fenerbahce.
Prediction: Galatasaray +0 Win / Draw (+0.5 Asian Handicap)
Antalyaspor vs Osmanlispor
Antalyaspor may not have a manager but they have Samuel Eto’o who basically is a player manager. They also have Samir Nasri and a host of other stars. Expect them to deal comfortably with a struggling Osmanlispor.
Prediction: Antalyaspor Win