Turkish League Previews 25: Can Fenerbahce Stop Basaksehir? Are Galatasaray Still In The Title Race?

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Jack Cork of Burnley beats Istanbul Basaksehir goalkeeper Mert Gunok during the UEFA Europa League third round qualifier second leg between Burnley and Istanbul Basaksehir at Turf Moor on August 16, 2018 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Our current season record is 43 Wins – 28 Loss

Trabzonspor vs Akhisar

Akhisar are rooted to the bottom of the table but did show a sign of life last week after beating Alanyaspor. I don’t see them getting a repeat result against Trabzonspor; not on the road anyway. That is not to say the Black Sea based side have been in great form either but they are currently 5th and just four points off a top-four spot.

Prediction: Trabzonspor Win

Basaksehir vs Fenerbahce

Basaksehir are at the last hurdle. They face Fenerbahce today followed by Kayserispor, Konyaspor and Besiktas. If they make it through the next four games unscathed they will almost certainly be crowned champions. Fenerbahce may be in a relegation battle but boy have they been putting up a fight of late. After coming back from three goals down to hold Besiktas to a draw they managed to edge past Rizespor with a 3-2 victory. The home side may appear to be favorites but make no mistake about it. On their day, Fenerbahce can beat any team in the league. And this will not feel like an away game. The Yellow Canaries will outnumber the home side for support.

Prediction: Fenerbahce Draw No Bet

Ankaragucu vs Bursaspor

Staying clear of this one. Way too tough to call.

Alanyaspor vs Erzurumspor

I expect Alanyaspor to bounce back after their shock defeat against last-placed Akhisar last week. There is a reason Erzurumspor is in the relegation zone.

Prediction: Alanyaspor Win

Goztepe vs Kasimpasa

Goztepe are going to have to show a reaction before it becomes too late. They are in the relegation zone but take on a Kasimpasa side who have been in freefall. Goztepe fans will be out in force to help their side over the finish line. The Izmir side should be able to scrape through.

Prediction: Goztepe Draw No Bet

Rizespor vs Kayserispor

Both sides are in great form. Staying clear from this game!

Besiktas vs Konyaspor

Besiktas cannot afford to drop more points. The Black Eagles haven’t actually lost in 2019 but at this stage of the season even a draw feels like a defeat.

Prediction: Besiktas Win

Galatasaray vs Antalyaspor

Galatasaray cannot afford to drop anymore points either. I do not some them slipping up against Antalyaspor. They simply can’t afford to unless they plan to hand Basaksehir the championship on a silver platter.