Fenerbahce vs Genclerbirligi
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 19th December 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Sukru Saracoglu Stadium (Istanbul).
Fenerbahce are going through a difficult phase at the moment after failing to win consecutive matches in the Turkish Super Lig. The goal-less draw at home against Besiktas could be seen as a fair result, but the 1-0 loss at Antalyaspor was least expected. However, we were correct in our prediction of the match as we did point out that Antalya with an in-form E’too on their side is capable of a big scalp.
Nonetheless, Fenerbahce are currently 4th in the league and are 5 points below the fourth placed Galatasaray. Their recent dip in form is a huge blow to their title winning chances as Basaksehir at the top of the table are already at a 10 point gap.
Genclerbirligi haven’t been very consistent in the league so far, but they were only been beaten 3 times from their 14 matches so far this season. They are currently 8th in the league table with 19 points. The team from Ankara had conceded just 8 goals this season and are the number one defensive unit in the league at the moment. This is a great first half to the campaign considering their position near the relegation zone during the same period of last season. Genclerbirligi are unbeaten in their last 4 matches with 2 wins and 2 draws in the bag.
Fenerbahce vs Genclerbirligi: Head-to-head stats
The teams have already met once this season at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium on November this year in the Turkish Cup fixture. Genclerbirligi came from a goal down and earned a surprise win by a 2-1. This also ended Fenerbahce’s 14 straight wins at home over Genclerbirligi in all competitions.
Fenerbahce vs Genclerbirligi: Prediction
This could be a tough fixture for Fenerbahce as Genclerbirligi are coming on the back of some good results. The visitors are a confident bunch, who is the best defense in the league at the moment. Genclerbirligi had also won 4 of their last 5 away matches in all competitions, which makes this extremely difficult to predict.
Therefore, we believe Fenerbahce will not be able to dominate like in previous seasons. And Genclerbirligi with their defensive prowess could edge a draw here. To be on the safer side, it will be a good option to go for Asian Handicap +1.0,+1.5 for Genclerbirligi which is offered at the odds of 1.875. However, brave punters could opt for a double chance on the visitors to draw or win.
Fenerbahce vs Genclerbirligi: Bet Tips
Asian Handicap [+1.0,+1.5] for Genclerbirligi at the odds of 1.875
Total Match Goals – Under 2.5 at 9/10 (1.90).