Fenerbahce vs Erzurumspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 17 December 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Ulker Stadyumu Fenerbahce Sukru Saracoglu Spor Kompleksi (Istanbul).
Fenerbahce will be desperate to pick up a three-pointer in Ersun Yanal’s debut on the bench on Monday evening when they take on recently-promoted BB Erzurum at their Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. The Yellow Canaries made one of the worst starts to the Super Lig campaign in their history as they sit second from bottom after 15 rounds of the competition. Team’s board decided to part ways with Philip Cocu and sign a 1.5-year deal with the former Turkish national team head coach Ersun Yanal.
The new manager will have a very tough task raising the spirits as team suffered yet another defeat on Thursday night when they fell 1-0 away at Spartak Trnava, It, however, did not harm their Europa League campaign given Fener had already qualified for the knockout phase as group’s runners-up earlier. The team thus lost two in a row without scoring a single goal after a demolishing 3-0 defeat at Akhisar last weekend.
Fenerbahce vs Erzurumspor: Head-to-head
This will be the first ever head to head meeting between the two teams.
Fenerbahce vs Erzurumspor: Prediction
Fener’s new manager could not have asked for an easier fixture at the start of his reign at Sukru Saracoglu. The Yellow Canaries will be up agaiknst league debutants Erzurum with whom they are lock on 14 points inside the drop zone at the moment.
The visitors will also enter the game in low spirits following back-to-back losses to Bursaspor and Yeni Malatyaspor. Mehmet Ozdilek’s troops allowed five goals along the way meaning Fenerbahce should have plenty of room to create in the final third and improve a poor attacking record from the last couple of games.
It is a must-win situation for the hosts who look set for a brand new start under the new manager. The opposition is ideal and we expect Fenerbahce to push strong from the get go and pick up a comprehensive victory on the home patch.
Fenerbahce vs Erzurumspor: Bet Tips
Fenerbahce to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
HT/FT Fenerbahce/Fenerbahce @ 2.30 (13/10).