Sivasspor vs Fenerbahce Match Analysis & Prediction
03/05/2023 8:30 pm
Four days on from their last meeting, Fenerbahce and Sivasspor will renew acquintances for the first leg of their Turkish Cup semi-final tie at the Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadyumu on Wednesday.
The Yellow Canaries claimed a 3-1 victory over Riza Calimbay’s side in the Super Lig on Saturday, but the defending Turkish Cup champions have the chance to gain immediate revenge.
Sivasspor kicked off their Turkish Cup campaign with a 5-2 victory over underdogs Esenler Erokspor before beating Karacebey Belediyespor 3-0, and they were handed a bye into the last four after drawing Gaziantep in the quarter-finals.
Despite Saturday’s scoreline, it is worth noting that the Braves won the Turkish Cup last season, so they will fancy their chances of reaching back-to-back finals.
Fenerbahce have now won five of their last six matches, with one defeat coming in their previous 13 league games, keeping the pressure on league leaders Galatasaray,who sit just three points clear at the top.
It is also worth remembering that the Yellow Canaries have scored at least two goals in each of their last eight matches across all competitions, highlighting the team’s attacking strength.
After making light work of Istanbulpor and Rizespor in the early rounds of the Turkish Cup, Fenerbahce beat Kayserispor 4-1 in the quarter-finals, through an Emre Mor brace as well as goals from Serdar Dursun and Arda Guler.
Sivasspor vs. Fenerbahce Head to head
In the 41 previous meetings between these two teams, Sivasspor have claimed eight victories while Fenerbahce have won 23, and they have drawn in 10. Fenerbahce have scored 82 goals and conceded 47 in the process.
Sivasspor Team News
Sivasspor are currently without Leke James, Alaaddin Okumus and Ugur Ciftci due to injury, although all three players are close to returning to action.
Aaron Appindangoye and Dimitrios Goutas will start at centre-back, while backup goalkeeper Muammer Yildirim is expected to replace Ali Sasal Vural.
Sivasspor's Last 5 Matches
09/04/2023Sivasspor1Istanbul Basaksehir1Super Lig
Fenerbahce Team News
Fenerbahce look set to be without key striker Enner Valencia on Wednesday after the Ecuadorian was forced off after 14 minutes last weekend.
Attila Szalai, Miha Zajc, Altay Bayindir and Lincoln also find themselves on Fenerbahce’s injury list, while Michy Batshuayi is a doubt for this game.
Fenerbahce's Last 5 Matches
10/04/2023Fatih Karagumruk1Fenerbahce2Super Lig
19/04/2023Istanbul Basaksehir1Fenerbahce2Super Lig
Sivasspor vs. Fenerbahce: Odds and Predictions
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