Bursaspor vs Fenerbahce
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 21st January 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Bursa Atatürk Stadyumu (Bursa).
The league standings of either team do not portray an actual picture of their form. While the Green Crocodiles enjoy a comparatively comfortable position in the mid-table, their recent games have seen them performing under par.
The Yellow Canaries are welcoming the chances that come their way with open arms, and have been producing good results consistently, recently. The match-day before their Cup game, the team held together their nerves to get a good win against AZ Alkmaar onto their account. The scores were tied at 2-2 until the 85th minute before Michael Frey came up with the winner.
Samet Aybaba’s men faced a humiliating loss at home against Yeni Malatyaspor, as four different players from the visiting contingent got at the end of goals. The home team could not even return one of these four goals, even as a consolation.
Bursaspor vs Fenerbahce Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last three wins in a row are in the name of Efsane.
- The visitors of each day have scored exactly one goal in each of the last five ties.
- Four of the last five fixtures ended with under 2.5 match goals.
- Fener has been unbeaten at this venue since 2010.
- At the Bursa Atatürk Stadyumu, the visitors hold a 12-4 lead in wins.
- The last six wins at this stadium are in the name of The Yellow-Navy Blues.
Bursaspor vs Fenerbahce Prediction
Efsane have always been the favorite against Samet Aybaba’s men. It has not mattered to them if they were at home, or on the road. Even when the odds were stacked against them in away ties, the Yellow Canaries have registered 12 wins in response to just four losses.
Recent form too points towards the visitors as favorites. They have been unbeaten in four of their last five games, and in 15 of their last 20. Meanwhile, the hosts for this tie, are winless in their last five overall fixtures, and in their last four attempts at home. Additionally, they have lost three of their last four home-ties.
I expect each team to battle it out for the win while being wary about conceding goals. Both squads desperately need the three points and cannot afford silly mistakes. It’s safe to assume that the first half will be goalless.
In the second half, the stakes will be raised. And here’s where Fener’s vast experience in beating this opponent, especially on the road, come handy. We will see a sole goal from the guests before the final whistle, which will turn out to be the winner.
Bursaspor vs Fenerbahce Betting Tips
Correct Score: 0-1, Fenerbahce @ 7.50 (13/2)
Half Time/ Full Time: Draw/ Fenerbahce @ 6.00 (5/1).