Turkish League Previews 31 – Title Challengers Galatasaray & Besiktas Face Off In Istanbul Derby

Our current season record is 56 Wins – 33 Loss

Ankaragucu vs Rizespor

Rizespor are pretty much safe. Ankaragucu meanwhile could really do with a point which would go some way towards ensuring they remain in the Super Lig next term. The home side simply have more to play for.

Prediction: Ankaragucu Win

Erzurum vs Bursaspor

Erzurumspor are the more in-form side but both sides in this relegation scrap are wildly inconsistent.

Kasimpasa vs Fenerbahce

Everytime Fenerbahce look like they have escaped the relegation battle they get dragged back in. The Yellow Canaries are just four point above 15th placed Bursaspor. Kasimpasa are pretty much safe and look like they are ready for their summer holidays already. Under usual circumstances the Yellow-Navy Blues would be the obvious choice but these aren’t usual circumstances.

Goztepe vs Antalyaspor

Goztepe managed to beat league leaders Basaksehir 2-0 away from home last week to climb out of the relegation zone on goal difference. It would be a shame to see the sole Izmir representative in the Super Lig face the drop. I think they have enough quality to ensure safety this term.

Prediction: Goztepe Win

Akhisar vs Malatyaspor

Staying way clear of this one.

See More: Super Lig Title Race Preview – 3 Points Separate Basaksehir, Galatasaray & Besiktas

Galatasaray vs Besiktas

Galatasaray will go top of the table with a victory in the Istanbul derby. Besiktas meanwhile could close the gap with league leaders Basaksehir to just a single point with a win. It is difficult to believe that the Black Eagles were 11 points behind top spot just over a month ago. The visitors have won their last five successive games and are the most in-form team in the league. Senol Gunes has got his side to click just at the right time. Galatasaray meanwhile have drawn two and won one of their last three games. The Yellow-Reds would have moved into first place had they not stalled. Besiktas are red hot right now but this is a derby game and Galatasaray will have the 12th man behind them. Besiktas may not end up winning this but they are playing so well right now it would be a surprise if they were to lose.

Prediction: Besiktas Draw No Bet

Trabzonspor vs Kayserispor

I don’t see Kayserispor putting up much resistance to this Kayserispor side.

Alanyaspor vs Konyaspor

Alanyaspor are playing great football lately. The same cannot be said about Konyaspor.

Prediction: Alanyaspor Draw No Bet