Turkish League Previews 22: Will Basaksehir Slip Up Again? Besiktas Ride The Shinji Kagawa Wave & Are Galatasaray Genuine Title Contenders?

Our current season record is 37 Wins – 20 Loss

Malatyaspor vs Besiktas

The wheels are beginning to fall off the Malatyaspor train. It was always bound to happen at some stage. Besiktas meanwhile are on a bit of a roll. Shinji Kagawa fever has buoyed the Black Eagles back into form and they have won three of their last four games – drawing the other. I expect their rich vein of form to continue.

Prediction: Besiktas Win WIN

Akhisar vs Ankaragucu

Ankaragucu finally pulled a win out the bag last week and that’s the sole reason I am going for them.

Prediction: Ankaragucu Draw No Bet PUSH

Bursaspor vs Rizespor

Bursaspor are in awful form. Rizespor may be in the relegation zone but they have won three of their last four games. I can’t fade Bursaspor at home against a flaky Rize side. Stay clear of this one.

Fenerbahce vs Konyaspor

Fenerbahce went and beat Zenit against all the odds on Tuesday in their Europa League Round of 32 first-leg clash. Konyaspor meanwhile are sitting pretty in 6th place and coached by former Yellow Canaries boss Aykut Kocaman who has a point to prove. The fact of the matter is the home side are just a point above the relegation zone. It is too risky to start backing Fener just yet.

Erzurum BB vs Sivasspor


Kayserispor vs Goztepe


Trabzonspor vs Alanyaspor

Trabzonspor are favorites at home, they feel hard done by after their 3-1 defeat to Galatasaray last week and will want revenge against Alanyaspor.

Kasimpasa vs Galatasaray 

Kasimpasa have fallen off the wagon since selling Mbaye Diagne to Galatasaray. I would not be surprised if he scored against his former side. The Lions will be out for vengeance after losing to Benfica mid-week. They also happen to be just six points behind leaders Basaksehir.

Prediction: Galatasaray Win WIN

Antalyaspor vs Basaksehir

I just get the feeling the pressure may start getting to Basaksehir. They dropped points last week and Antalyaspor are no pushovers at home.

Prediction: Antalyaspor Draw No Bet LOSS