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As big games go, this is as important as they come. Second placed Fenerbahce take on 3rd placed Besiktas in a clash that could make or break either teams title challenge. The Turkish league has seen some strange results in the last few weeks, with both of today’s teams looking nervous and dropping points.
Galatasaray beat Gaziantepspor yesterday evening to go 6 points clear at the top of the league, and a win for the home side is vital here if they want to sustain their pressure on Galatasaray.
Fenerbahce’s latest 3-1 loss to 17th placed Samsunspor is hardly the ideal preparation approaching such a huge match, but opponents Besiktas have also struggled for results recently; losing their last 2 games.
Everything is getting very nervy at the top of the league, and the team with the most focus will go on to win the prize of the Turkish Super League, however it’s terribly hard to predict who will emerge victorious at the end of the season.
History is telling us that games between these two are very tight. With Besiktas failing to score in their last 2 games now, it may pay to side with Fenerbahce to win by a narrow margin- maybe 1-0 or 2-0.
This match is sure to be a fiery encounter, but Fenerbahce will have the support of home fans and do have the advantage of an unbeaten home record so far this season.
The teams played out a thrilling 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture at Besiktas back in October with Christian Baroni grabbing an 88th minute equaliser for the visitors, but this time Fenerbahce look to have the advantage.