Fenerbahce vs Feyenoord Preview and Predictions

Fenerbahce vs Feyenoord
Club Friendlies
Date: Saturday, 21 July 2018
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Istanbul.

Fenerbahce will be looking to back up the strong display from a 3-0 victory over the new Premier League members Fulham on Saturday when they host Feyenoord in a pre-season friendly at Sukru Saracoglu Stadyumu.

The visitors will also head into the game high on confidence after a demolishing 0-5 victory over Swiss giants Basel last week. Interestingly, such win came just two days after a tough 3-0 defeat to Young Boys.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst, whose men failed to defend the title in the domestic league last year, sent a very strong line-up to face Basel last Friday.

Robin van Persie led the line in a 4-3-3 formation as Steven Berghuis and Sam Larsson represented constant threat on flanks. The former Manchester United striker completed a brace, while goals also came from Berghuis, Botteghin and Vilhena.

Fenerbahce vs Feyenoord: Head-to-head

Teams have two wins apiece coming into their fifth head to head meeting.

The two sides played each other in the group stage of Europa League two years ago when the Yellow Canaries took two narrow 1-0 wins in matches with Feyenoord.

Their first ever encounters came in the third qualifying round of the Champions League back in 2002/03 campaign when Feyenoord went through with two clean sheet wins (0-3 on aggregate).

Fenerbahce vs Feyenoord: Prediction

The Brazilian striker Fernandao left Fenerbahce for Arabian Al-Wahda this summer, but team was not short on goals when they stormed past Fulham 3-0 in mid-week.

Guiliano, Kaldirim and Tufan were on target for the Turkish Super Lig runners-up in that tie. The match with Feyenoord will be particularly interesting for Philip Cocu who led PSV to the Eredivisie silverware last year.

Looking at things from betting perspective, backing a high-scoring affair seems to be the best of calls.

Both sides were thriving in the final third in recent friendlies and backing goals at both ends is just the way to go here.

As for the outcome, it can go either way, which is why we will back three or more goals instead of the match winner as an alternative option.

Fenerbahce vs Feyenoord: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score and Over 2.5 match goals combination.