Fenerbahce vs Kayserispor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018
Kick-Off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Philip Cocu led PSV to the Eredivisie silverware last term, but he just does not seem capable of finishing the momentum at Fenerbahce at the start of the new Super Lig season.
The Yellow Canaries are going through a very turbulent period following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Yeni Malatya and Goztepe.
Such a dreadful streak of results, paired with the early Champions League elimination to Benfica, makes a three-pointer in Saturday’s tie with Kayserispor an imperative for Dutchman and his side.
Bagging one will, however, require a whole new approach given the Anatolian Star are anything but a naïve opposition.
The visitors are actually yet to concede a goal after three games in Super Lig. They did play the likes of Antalyaspor, Bursaspor and Yeni Malatyaspor in the process, but it’s a streak worth respect, especially knowing that the Yellow Canaries failed to find the back of the net in last two league games.
Fenerbahce vs Kayserispor: Head-to-head
- The head to head trend, however, speaks in Fener’s favour.
- The hosts destroyed Kayseri in their previous clash played in early-April at Kadir Has Sehir Stadi (0-5).
- Fener scored three or more goals in all of last four head to head matches with the Anatolian Star.
- Three or more goals were seen in each of last six H2H outings.
Fenerbahce vs Kayserispor: Prediction
The high-scoring H2H tradition may be broken here given teams’ form ahead of the clash at Sukru Saracoglu.
Even though Cocu has a star-studded attack featuring former Premier League stars Andre Ajew and Islam Slimani on disposal, the Yellow Canaries are just struggling badly for goals at the start of the season.
Knowing that Kayserispor did not ship a single goal so far in the season and that they’ll come into this off the back of consecutive goalless draws, we just have to try with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet at 2.10. The alternative pick is Kayseri not to lose by two or more goals difference at 1.65.
Fenerbahce vs Kayserispor: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10)
Kayserispor +1.5 handicap @ 1.66 (2/3).