Fenerbahce vs Konyaspor
Sukru Saracoglu, Turkey.
06.02.23 at 20:00
Fenerbahce will look to rebound from their 1:1 draw against Adana Demirspor when they host Konyaspor at the Sukru Saracoglu on the 23rd matchday of the Super Lig.
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The Yellow Canaries came from behind to tie 1-1 with Adana Demirspor on the road, courtesy of a late strike in the 88th minute from Enner Valencia, who now has 19 goals for the club. This follows their commanding win over Kasimpasa at home by a 5:1 scoreline.
However, Jorge Jesus' men three-match winning streak in the Super Lig came to an end with that draw, but they remain on the positive side when it comes to their impressive form, as this extended their unbeaten run to four matches in the Super Lig, with one draw, one loss, and three wins for a total of ten points.
It goes without saying that they have turned the Sukru Saracoglu stadium into an impregnable fortress this season, as they have put on an impressive performance in front of their fans, winning 8 matches, drawing one, and losing two in their last 11 home matches in the Super Lig, and that is one formidable form Jorge Jesus would like to see his charges maintain.
Dropping points at such a key juncture of the season, with 12 games remaining, may be a deadly blow to their Super Lig title aspirations, as they presently sit second in the league with 45 points, 6 points behind league leaders Galatasaray.
Jorge Jesus will be relieved to know that he has a fully fit lineup to choose from, as he is currently free of injury concerns, with usual Jao Pedro remaining doubtful ahead of this match due to a knee injury
Probable Starting XI
Bayindir; Kadioglu, Akaydin, Szalai, Lincoln; Willian Arao, Zajc, Kahveci; Rossi, Batshuayi, Valencia
The Anatolian Eagles failed to live up to expectations of being favorites to secure all three points in their recent home match against Istanbulspor, as a goal from their own camp gave their opponents a one-goal lead in the 67th minute, which they failed to cover as their 10 shots on target from 22 shots were ineffective, resulting in a 1:0 loss.
A poor form has struck their camp, leaving them without a win since the start of the new year, with two draws and four losses. It's also worth noting that they are currently on a four-match losing streak in the Super Lig, with only one point coming from a 3:3 draw against Fatih Karagumruk on the road.
Their track record while playing away has instilled some confidence, as they have only lost two games in their last ten away matches, with five draws and three victories, and will be more eager to be a competitive side in this encounter.
At the moment, they can only aspire to a mid-table finish because their European aspirations have them 13 points behind where they currently are in 8th place with 27 points.
On the injury front, Konyaspor will be without 31-year-old Muhammet Demir, who is still out with a shoulder injury.
Unfortunately for Konyaspor, 25-year-old ace defensive midfielder Amir Hadziahmetovic has left the club after signing a 4.5-year contract with Besiktas. He made his club debut against Sivasspor over the weekend.
Probable Starting XI
Sehic; Oguz, Demirbag, Calvo, Guilherme Sitya; Dikmen, Ulgun, Cekici; Bytyqi, Diouf, Michalak
- Fenerbache are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in the Super Lig.
- Konyaspor is currently on a three-match losing streak in the Turkish Super Lig.
- The average number of goals scored in matches between Fenerbahce and Konyaspor is 2.4.
- When playing at home, Fenerbahce averages 2.28 goals per game, whereas Konyaspor averages 1.58 goals per game when playing away.
Fenerbahce has won 24 of the last 36 matches, Konyaspor has won 9, and there have been 3 draws, with Fenerbahce leading the goal difference 81-40.
Expert Betting Tips
Konyaspor may be lacking confidence at the moment, as they have not won in their last seven Super Lig matches, and this could lead to them leaving empty-handed at the Sukru Saracoglu stadium, where Fenerbahce has really stamped their authority as a dominant side.
The head-to-head stats do not favor Fenerbahce in any way, as they have won two of their last five meetings against Konyaspor, but given their current form, a win this time around could be in their favor as they look to ease the pressure in their pursuit of a first-place finish in the Super Lig.
As a result, a convincing win for the hosts may be in store, but it's better to play it safe on this one, so choose the total goals to be over 2.5. The reason for this is that in their previous five meetings, the total has gone over in three of those games, while Fenerbahce, on the other hand, has seen the total go over in four of their previous five home matches in the Super Lig.
- Goals - Over 2.5 for 1.66
- Corners - Over 10 for 2.00
- Total 1 - Over 2 for 1.86