Trabzonspor vs Fenerbahce Match Analysis & Prediction
24/12/2022 9:00 pm
In the standout fixture on the return of the Turkish Super Lig, Trabzonspor play host to Fenerbahce on Saturday, in what represents a heavyweight clash between last season’s champions and the current league leaders.
It has not been an ideal start to the season for holders Trabzonspor, but despite sitting down in seventh, they remain just six points off top spot in a very close battle at the summit.
However, losing top scorer Andreas Cornelius to FC Copenhagen and Edin Visca to injury have had a huge impact in attack, so much so that their upcoming opponents have scored almost double the amount of goals as them this season.
Following up after European nights also proved a proved a problem before the mid-season break, as Trabzonspor have picked up just seven points from seven matches directly after a European game in the Autumn. That will need tobe rectified as they have Europa Conference League football to come in February.
Meanwhile, Fenerbahce have been flying at the top of the Super Lig table for much of the season, but they are only narrowly ahead in the title race now after being given a huge, unexpected shock in the final game before the World Cup.
Giresunspor became the first side since Basaksehir back in February to win away at Fenerbahce domestically, in a 2-1 defeat for the league leaders.
Fenerbahce returned to winning ways competitively against Istanbulspor in the cup this week, defeating the fellow Super Lig side 3-1 to follow on from wins from four in friendlies during the break against Rayo Vallecano, Villarreal, Alanyaspor and Salernitana.
Trabzonspor vs. Fenerbahce Head to head
Fenerbahce have managed to win 47 matches between these two sides, while Trabzonspor have won 39, and they have drawn in 36 of the 122 encounters so far. Fenerbahce have scored 156 goals and conceded 132 in the process.
Trabzonspor Team News
Head coach Abdullah Avci named a strong Trabzonspor side despite facing a lower league opposition in the cup in the week.
Jens Stryger Larsen and Gomez represented Trabzonspor at the World Cup, but they hardly features and were both eliminated at the group stages with Denmark and Uruguay respectively.
Trabzonspor's Last 5 Matches
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Fenerbahce Team News
World Cup star Enner Valencia played just 23 minutes off the bench in Fenerbahce’s cup win this week, but he should start here.
Josh King scored and registered two assists after also scoring in three of their friendly wins during the break, but could settle for a place on the bench behind Valencia and Michy Batshuayi.
Fenerbahce's Last 5 Matches
30/11/2022Fenerbahce3Rayo Vallecano1Club Friendlies
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