Turkish League Previews & Predictions 11: The Izmir showdown

Turkish League Previews & Predictions 11: The Izmir showdown

Galatasaray vs Genclerbirligi

Galatasaray were unfairly bashed after losing away to Trabzonspor last week. Igor Tudor was lambasted, the players were destroyed by pundits and fans. It was typical Turkish hyperbole. The Lions are still first in the league, away games at Trabzonspor are always tough. Expect Genclerbirligi to feel the wrath of the wounded Lions.

Prediction: Galatasaray Win WIN

Kasimpasa vs Bursaspor

Bursaspor are playing beautiful football right now. Lovers of attacking football should definitely tune in. Kasimpasa have been pretty dreadful of late. Expect the Green Crocodiles to turn up tonight.

Prediction: Bursaspor -0 (Draw No Bet) PUSH

Kayserispor vs Trabzonspor

Trabzonspor have gone full blown Jekyll and Hyde this season. They are capable of beating anyone as Galatasaray found out last week. They are also equally prone to losing to anyone. One thing is for sure. They love to attack and they cannot defend.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals LOSS

Antalyaspor vs Karabukspor

Stay clear of Antalyaspor until they sort their act out.

Osmanlispor vs Fenerbahce

Osmanlispor have been awful but Fenerbahce are so difficult to trust right now. The Yellow Canaries are unpredictable, you never know what you are going to get. The Istanbul giants have no problem finding the back of the net, the problem is keeping the ball out of their own goal.

Prediction: Over 2.5 goals LOSS

Akhisar vs Alanyaspor

You would probably have better luck flipping a coin. Avoid this one.

Malatyaspor vs Basaksehir

The Basaksehir machine keeps plodding on. Methodological, systematic, almost robotic. The once upon a time Istanbul minnows are not to be underestimated. I feel Malatyaspor simply are not organised and disciplined enough to keep the visitors at bay.

Prediction: Basaksehir Draw No Bet WIN

Sivasspor vs Konyaspor

Sivasspor are in awesome form, meanwhile Konyaspor have been dreadful. I do however, expect Konyaspor to get back on track at some stage and feel they are a very unpredictable side right now. Best to stay clear of this one.

Goztepe vs Besiktas

Goztepe have been brilliant this season, nobody thought the newly promoted side would be just six points off the leaders 10 games in but they are and deserve to be. It does however, look like the wheels are beginning to fall off. The Izmir based side have dropped points in their last two games. What I will say is they will raise their game against Besiktas. They have already beat Trabzonspor and held Fenerbahce to a draw. The problem is that the Black Eagles are started to move through the gears. It is difficult seeing anyone in the league stop the reigning champions once they get into their strike.

Prediction: Besiktas Draw No Bet WIN