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Fenerbahce vs Antalyaspor Prediction & Betting tips
In the encounter on Monday the 30th match day of the Turkish Süper Lig, the teams of Fenerbahce Istanbul and Antalyaspor face each other in the field. Antalyaspor was already on a relegation spot for seven games, as the start of the season was anything but satisfactory. This was similar in the last season, where you started poorly, even briefly took the last place and then started an impressive recovery, which ultimately ended in a very good fifth place behind Galatasaray.
Even now, Antalyaspor seems to want to start this catch-up with a little more delay and is now back in 12th place on the table. However, Antalyaspor still has only five points ahead of a relegation zone. Fenerbahce, however, is still in fourth place despite the last win, as the competitors from Istanbul have so far suffered no major loss of points. The distance to the expected championship lead is six points, but could be reduced to three with a win, as Galatasaray and Basaksehir have already played their thirtieth game. It is also important to be able to pull over the arch rival Besiktas in third place, which seems to have a special significance this season.
After the nerve-racking semi-final second leg in the Cup against Besiktas Istanbul that Fenerbahce had to contest on Thursday, they had at least three full days break available. Nevertheless, the open result of the cup second leg hovers like a sword of Damocles over Fenerbahce and one must also assume because of the attack of his own fans on Besiktas coach Senol Günes that the game is considered a defeat for Fenerbahce. That would be a sporty blow to Fenerbahce and your own reputation. By then, Fenerbahce had been on the up and full in attacking both possible titles. Four of the last five league games were usually clearly won and the game at home against then league leaders Galatasaray ended with a balanced 0-0 draw, especially as Fenerbahce even had the higher stakes and more chances to score.
Against Antalyaspor you have again the now somewhat dubious home advantage, which is associated with the hope of sporting behavior of their own fans. Of fourteen home games Fenerbahce could win so far eight and only two games had to be lost to Basaksehir and Akhisarspor. The defeat against Akhisarspor followed the previous close defeat away against Besiktas, which again shows how crucial the emotional situation on the square can be. Coach Aykut Kocaman has to watch his team picking up Thursday’s game and concentrating fully on the championship, which may still be achievable in the remaining five games, even though it will depend on a three-way relegation aid.
Similar to last year, Antalyaspor seems to be able to start again at the end of the season. Three of the last four games have been won. Especially stands out here the 2: 3 away win at Kasimpasa Istanbul. The momentum and confidence gained from this victory were taken to the next match against Bursaspor, which was clearly won 2-0. In the table Karabükspor last one won also after, but only with a meager 1: 2. In addition, Karabükspor could keep up with Antalyaspor and even had more game play. Against the relegation Konyaspor then managed only a bad 0-0 draw in which Antalyaspor not a single shot at the goal of Konyaspor succeeded and Konyaspor the match could have won. The momentum seems to have been lost in Antalyaspor and you could almost believe that the last series of four games without defeat was just a straw fire and the shape is back in decline.
In addition to Fenerbahce, Antalyaspor’s five remaining games this season include tough opponents like Basaksehir and Trabzonspor. The danger of relegation is not yet banned and the lead of only five points could merge together threatening. The still existing injury to captain Zeki Yildirim continues to be felt in the team’s cohesion. Against Fenerbahce you must now go abroad and here Antalyaspor is not one of the strongest teams in this Sasion. Only two out of fourteen away games could win Antalyaspor and eight games were lost, with a negative goal difference of almost 1 in 3.
Fenerbahce vs Antalyaspor head to head matches
26.11.17 SL Antalyaspor Fenerbahce 0 : 1
13.05.17 SL Fenerbahce Antalyaspor 0 : 1
12.12.16 SL Antalyaspor Fenerbahce 1 : 0
05.02.16 SL Antalyaspor Fenerbahce 4 : 2
27.01.16 CUP Antalyaspor Fenerbahce 0 : 0