Turkish League Previews 9: Loris Karius Hoping To Keep Place In Besiktas Team, Galatasaray Face Pre Champions Legue Test

Our current record in 10 Wins – 9 Loss.

 Galatasaray vs Bursaspor 

Galatasaray head into the Bursaspor clash with a bit of an injury crisis. Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru is sidelined with a hamstring injury and Garry Rodrigues, Ryan Donk and Younes Belhanda could all miss-out. The Lions are not going to be at their strongest but always be wary of a wounded beast. Bursaspor also happen to have the second worst away form in the league.

Prediction: Galatasaray Win

Kasimpasa vs Akhisar

We are gonna keep riding the Kasimpasa train until it derails.

Basaksehir vs Kayserispor 

Basaksehir have drawn their last three games and have been focused on sorting out the Arda Turan issue. The Barcelona loanee had a mid-week nightclub brawl in the early hours of the morning last week. He broke popstar Berkay’s nose, went to the hospital he was taken to with an unlicensed gun and fired it… Kayserispor are not in the best of form but will try to park the bus against the Istanbul outfit. Basaksehir have struggled to break teams down recently. Expect a low scoring affair.

Prediction: Under 2.5 goals

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Sivasspor vs Fenerbahce

Sivasspor are no pushovers at home. As I keep repeating, there are no easy away games for the big three Istanbul sides anymore. The level of competition has increased and the quality difference has narrowed. Fenerbahce head into the clash in 14th place. Philiip Cocu is treading a tight rope as far as his future in charge of the team is concerned. I just don’t see the home side losing.

Prediction: Sivasspor -0 (Draw No Bet)

Rizespor vs Konyaspor

Way too unpredictable. Avoid!

Alanyaspor vs Antalyaspor

The Mediterranean derby sees 8th placed Alanyaspor take on 6th placed Antalyaspor. The game is tightly poised and there is little to separate either side. Another one to avoid.

Ankaragucu vs Malatyaspor

Ankaragucu are wildly unpredictable. Anything could happen in this game. Too tough to call!

Goztepe vs Besiktas

Goztepe are no pushovers, especially at home but Besiktas have demonstrated an ability to grind out results this season. There have been suggestions that Loris Karius will be dropped but he is set to keep his place as the No 1 keeper as far as we know. Otherwise, the Black Eagles have a full strength side apart from Adem Ljajic who is out injured. I think it will be tough for the visitors but they will manage to find a way to avoid defeat.

Prediction: Besiktas -0 (Draw No Bet)