Turkish League Previews 33: Will Besiktas win the title and a 3rd star?
Kasimpasa vs Antalyaspor
Antalyaspor have a mathematical chance of clinching fourth-place from Galatasaray so theoretically there is still everything to play for. The same cannot be said for Kasimpasa who were whelped by Besiktas last week.
Prediction: Antalyaspor Win
Konyaspor vs Akhisar
Expect Konyaspor to rest players with the Turkish Cup final looming. Akhisar technically have nothing to play for but have decided to go on their best run of the season winning five back to back games conceding just one goal. Even more impressively they have scored 20 times over the same period.
Prediction: Akhisar Draw No Bet
Basaksehir vs Adanspor
Basaksehir must win and hope Besiktas drop points if they are to remain in the title race going into the final game of the season. Luckily they are facing a relegated Adanaspor side that have already thrown in the towel.
Prediction: Basaksehir Win
Fenerbahce vs Trabzonspor
Arch rivals Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor take on each other in a game which really has little meaning other than bragging rights. The Yellow Canaries won’t be able to book Champions League football and Trabzonspor missed out on the right to Europa League football. The visitors are without a win in their last four games and as weird as it sounds Fenerbahce can no long be trusted at home. This is a game best avoided.
Bursaspor vs Genclerbirligi
Stay well clear of this one.
Osmanlispor vs Rizespor
Osmanlispor would rather be off plotting Ottoman adventures for the summer, Rizespor meanwhile have a slim chance of survival. The visitors simply must win but can’t be trusted to do so.
Gaziantepspor vs Besiktas
Besiktas will be crowned champions and earn the right to a third star on their emblem for winning the league title 15 times. There is no need to get too technical here. Gaziantepspor have already been relegated and have lost their last three games. Unless the Black Eagles have a total meltdown they should be able to win comfortably.
Prediction: Besiktas Win