Kick off – Sunday 18th August
Live on Bet 365 streaming 7.45pm
Fenerbahce make their seasonal debut at Konyaspor this afternoon and will be hoping for a lightening fast start under the guidance of new manager Ersun Yanal who was taken on in June in an effort to regain the title from current champions Galatasaray.
Finishing runners up last season, Fenerbahce will be looking to get 3 points on the board against Konyaspor who were promoted from the 1st division via the play-offs.
In a bid to strengthen their team for this term Fenerbahce splashed the cash in pre season, signing former Spartak Moscow striker Emannuel Emenike for a fee of €13m as well as centre back Bruno Alves form Zenit St. Petersburg and full back Tomas Kadlec from Bayer Leverkusen.
These teams last met back in March 2011 in the Super Lig, Fenerbahce taking a 2-0 victory at home and collecting an easy 3 points when winning 4-1 at today’s venue.
Bookies make Fenerbahce rather attractive looking 4/6 favourite for this opening game, a game that is sure to be a nervy one for Konyaspor who return to the top flight after a 2 year absence. Bet365 make Konyaspor 4/1 chances to take the spoils and the draw is priced at 11/4.
The action is being streamed live on Bet365 and it’s sure to be an entertaining game.