Kick Off: Saturday 17th March
Live on Bet365 Streaming 6.00pm
Fenerbahce welcome arch rivals Galatasaray to the Sukru Stadium in Istanbul in what is being billed as a make or break game for the current champions Fenerbahce. Galatasaray have maintained their form all season and now lead the Turkish Super League by a clear 9 points. Fenerbahce, sitting in 2nd will have to win this game if they are to have any hope of catching their bitter rivals.
Fenerbahce have been formidable at home all season; still undefeated and winning 12 of their 14 games, collecting 38 points from a possible 42.
Their biggest problem has been their poor form in away games which has seen them win just 6 of their 16 games on their travels. Fenerbahce’s most recent away form has been the worst it has been all season- losing their last 4 consecutive games.
Galatasaray have played with formidable composure all season and have avoided slipping up and losing momentum. Their 2-0 win against Fenerbahce in the reverse fixture in November was a real turning point in the season, with Galatasaray going from strength to strength while Fenerbahce suffered a big hangover.
However all games played in Istanbul at Fenerbahce take a lot of winning, and Galatasaray have a huge task on their hands if they plan to take all 3 points today.
Fenerbahce’s last home loss was some 37 games ago in February 2010 against Bursaspor. Of those 37, 31 games have been won by Fenerbahce.
Galatasaray are the form side of the Turkish League but it would be foolish to think that they can take an easy win from this game.
The visitors last won here in 13 years ago in 1999, and I would be very surprised if they managed the same again today. Fenerbahce’s season clings on to the result of this match, and bearing in mind their home record- I can see them pulling it out of the bag.
It’s an absolute must to watch this match if you are a Turkish football fan, and all the action is live and uninterrupted on the Bet365 live streaming service.
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