Antalyaspor vs Fenerbahce
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 12th December 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Antalya Arena.
Antalyaspor had brilliantly turned around a terrible start to the season after picking up 4 wins and a draw from their last 5 matches. They were without a win in the first 8 matches of a season which saw them picking 3 draws in the midst of 5 defeats. Their last round fixture was a 2-2 draw against the league leaders Basaksehir. Samuel Eto’o was the man of the moment scoring both goals in his return to the starting line-up.
Fenerbahce were held to a goal-less draw by one of their bitter rivals Besiktas in their last round fixture. This is a welcome result, considering Besiktas are one of the two unbeaten sides in the league after 13 matchdays. Fenerbahce on the other hand extended their unbeaten run in the league to 10 matches with 7 wins and 3 draws to their name.
Antalyaspor vs Fenerbahce: Head-to-head stats
When the teams met at the Antalya Arena last season, the hosts earned a thrilling win by 4-2, which was their first home win over Fener since 2007 in all competitions. The 6 matches during the period saw Fenerbahce winning 5 along with a draw.
The clashed between these two sides normally produce a lot of goals as 7 of the last 8 matches produced over 2.5 goals. And both teams have scored in those 7 matches.
Antalyaspor vs Fenerbahce: Prediction
Out prime pick for this match is the goal market as the matches between these two sides produce a higher number of goals. As we have seen in the 87.5% of matches in the last two, this one could see both teams scoring to produce over 2.5 goals.
It is tough to separate the teams based on form, now that both are coming on the back of some excellent results. But Fenerbahce had a difficult Europa League away fixture on the mid-week, which could play a part in player fatigue. Also, Antalyaspor have upset the odds in each of their last 5 matches, which make us think it will be a worthwhile risk to back the home team for a win here. To be on the safer side, you can back Antalya on a double chance to win or draw.
Antalyaspor vs Fenerbahce: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals at 13/10 (2.30)
Double Chance – Antalyaspor to win or draw at 13/10 (2.30)
For Brave Punters – Antalyaspor to win at 5/1 (6.00).