Turkish League Previews 3 – Can Trabzonspor Stop Fenerbahce? Reigning Super Lig Champions Galatasaray Looking For First Win

Ankaragucu's supporters cheer for their team during the Turkish Super Lig football match between Ankaragucu and Fenerbahce at Eryaman Stadium in Ankara on April 7, 2019. (Photo by Adem ALTAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)


Kayserispor vs Galatasaray

Away games have become notoriously difficult for the Super Lig title favorites. The chasing pack have bucked up their game and there is not a huge quality difference anymore. Galatasaray do however, have to win after dropping point in their first two games. I expect the Lions to show a response after a shaky start to the season.

Prediction: Galatasaray Win

Kasimpasa vs Ankaragucu

Ankaragucu have proven difficult to break down so far this season. Kasimpasa meanwhile, are not really inspiring hope.

Prediction: Ankaragucu Draw No Bet

Konyaspor vs Antalyaspor

Konyaspor have had a strong start to the season. They are one tough cookie, especially at home. I expect them to take care of Antalyaspor at home.

Prediction: Konyaspor Win

Besiktas vs Rizespor

Besiktas beat Goztepe 3-0 at home last week but the scoreline does not really reflect the display. The Black Eagles were not at their best but they say the sign of champions is to win even when you aren’t playing well. Abdullah Avci will need time to get his system to settle. But I think they will keep doing the business at home.

Prediction: Besiktas Win

Goztepe vs Denizlispor

Denizlispor have got off to a great start to the season since promotion to the top-tier. Goztepe meanwhile, have started off where they left off. Losing their first two games of the campaign. Denizlispor are on a roll and you don’t fade teams who are red hot.

Prediction: Denizlispor Draw No Bet

Genclerbirligi vs Basaksehir

Basaksehir are without a point this season. Last seasons runners-up have a great chance to get off the mark against a Genclerbirligi side who have looked woeful.

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Sivasspor vs Gazisehir

Gazisehir crushed Genclerbirligi last week but the Ankara side have been poor. They face a much tougher test away to Sivasspor who are very strong at home.

Prediction: Sivasspor Win

Fenerbahce vs Trabzonspor

Fenerbahce have got off to the dream start, winning their first two games of the season including a hard-won victory over last seasons runners-up Basaksehir. The Yellow Canaries face another huge test of character against Trabzonspor who are my dark horses this season. I think the visitors could expose a vulnerable Fenerbahce defence and spring a surprise.

Prediction: Trabzonspor Draw No Bet

Malatyaspor vs Alanyaspor

Alanyaspor have built an exciting side this season and continue to be underrated.

Prediction: Alanyaspor Draw No Bet