Umraniyespor vs Fenerbahce S.K.
Umraniye Sehir Stadi, Turkey.
23.01.23 at 20:00
Crossing paths for the second time in the Super Lig, relegation-threatened Umraniyespor will host Fenerbahce S.K. at the Umraniye Sehir Stadi on their 20th matchday.
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The hosts came close to defeating Trabonzpor in the Turkish Cup round of 16 at home, taking the lead 12 minutes into the first half, but they let their opponent equalize in the waning moments of the game, and this witnessed their backline crumbling in extra time, conceding three more goals to end the day with a 4:1 defeat.
Prior to that, in the Super Lig, their most recent game against Istanbulspor at home had a disappointing result, ending in a 2:0 loss despite their dominance in ball possession (they had 70% of the ball). Although they were competitive, their inability to score was a morale-crusher for them.
With only two losses in their previous five games, they've amassed 7 points from two wins and a draw, but they still find themselves in a precarious situation that has them engulfed in the relegation zone because of their failure to keep up a steady level of play.
They currently sit in 19th position with 14 points at their disposal from 18 games played and are 4 points away from escaping the clutches of the relegation zone.
Probable Starting XI
Ozdemir; Popov, Allyson, Glumac, Atasayar; Geraldo, Goksu, Yilmaz, Avounou, Gheorghe; Nayir
The Yellow Canaries' 3:0 loss to Galatasaray Istanbul in the derby at home a week ago appears to have served as a wake-up call as they traveled to Gaziantep Stadium to face Gaziantep, whom they defeated by a narrow 2:1 margin to return to winning ways with Enner Valencia being behind both goals in that match.
Jorge Jesus then led his team to another victory, this time in the round of 16 of the Turkish Cup, recording a 2:1 victory over tenacious Rizespor at home thanks to Miha Zajc's early goal in the opening 12 minutes of the first half and Enner Valencia's late goal in the 89th minute.
In their last five games, they've been a little sloppy, dropping 6 points from two losses while accumulating 9 points from three wins, but overall, they've been in good form.
With 38 points, they are currently second in the table, seven points behind table-toppers Galatasaray Istanbul and one point clear of Istanbul Basaksehir in third place.
Probable Starting XI
Bayindir; Kadioglu, Akaydin, Szalai, Alioski; Kahveci, Arao, Crespo, Rossi; Valencia, Batshuayi
- Umraniyespor has yet to win in their last three home games.
- Fenerbahce S.K. has only lost two of their last eight away matches in the Super Lig.
- The average number of goals scored between Umraniyespor and Fenerbahce S.K. is 2.67.
- When playing at home, Umraniyespor averages 1.54 goals per game, while Fenerbahce S.K. averages 2.52 goals per game when playing away.
Umraniyespor has won two of the last three meetings, Fenerbahce S.K. has won none, and there has been one draw.
Expert Betting Tips
It's unclear whether Umraniyespor will be able to talk their way into walking away with a convincing victory this time around due to their poor home form, as their last encounter against the visitors ended in a 3:3 draw. Grasping on the situation of how out of sorts they have been at the Umraniye Sehir Stadi, they've only managed to win one of their 10 home games in the Super Lig, drawing two and losing seven.
Fenerbahce S.K., on the other hand, has been in average form when playing away, winning five of their eight games while losing two and drawing one. They'll undoubtedly want to extend their winning streak to two games in the Super Lig against a team that is currently in a slump.
The visitors have all the ammunition they need to seriously worry Recep Ucar's men and take all three points in this match, given their attacking prowess and quality in their ranks; their victory in this case cannot be questioned if they still have aspirations for this season's trophy. As a result, we expect them to easily win this one with an Asian handicap of -1.
- Handicap 2 -1 for 1.85
- Goals - Over 3 for 1.86
- Fenerbahce S.K. Corners - Over 5.5 for 1.83