Turkish League Previews 21: Shinji Kagawa Fever Sweeps Super Lig, Can Anyone Stop Basaksehir?

NARITA, JAPAN - JULY 05: Shinji Kagawa (R) is seen on arrival at Narita International Airport on July 5, 2018 in Narita, Narita, Japan. (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

Our current season record is 33 Wins – 19 Loss

Basaksehir vs Erzurum BB

Erzurumspor are hurtling towards the bottom of the table. Meanwhile, Basaksehir look completely unstoppable. The only way I see the home side dropping points is if nerves start getting to them.

Rizespor vs Antalyaspor

Antalyaspor got pummelled 6-2 at home last week and have been in poor form since the turn of the year. Rizespor, on the other hand, have won their last three league games managing to get out of the relegation zone in the process.

Besiktas vs Bursaspor

This game is a huge derby but it could not have come at a worse time for Bursaspor who are in a bad state on and off the pitch. Besiktas meanwhile are gripped by Shinji Kagawa fever.

Prediction: Besiktas Win WIN

Konyaspor vs Malatyaspor

Konyaspor have been in great form since Aykut Kocaman took charge. Malatyaspor have exceeded expectations this term but have looked a little rocky of late. Konya are always tough at home.

Prediction: Konyaspor Win LOSS

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Goztepe vs Alanyaspor

Sergen Yalcin has transformed Alanyaspor into one of the hottest sides in the league right now. Goztepe meanwhile are in a bad run of form. I can’t however, fade the Izmir based side at home. Very difficult game to predict.

Galatasaray vs Trabzonspor

Galatasaray cannot afford to drop anymore points if they are to catch league leaders Basaksehir. They will have their work cut out against a dangerous Trabzonspor side. The Lions are favorites at home but the visitors are capable of pulling off an upset. What I do expect to see is goals. Lots of goals.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals WIN

Ankaragucu vs Kasimpasa

Prediction: Ankaragucu Win WIN

Sivasspor vs Akhisar

Prediction: Sivasspor Win WIN