Fenerbahce vs Konyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, Istanbul.
Fenerbahce host Konyaspor looking to clinch the silverware on the final day of Super Lig season. They need a miracle to make it count entering the last round with a three-point deficit on the table-toppers Galatasaray. Aykut Kocaman’s men thus need a win here and Cimbom to lose their respective fixture with Goztepe in order to become champions.
Their rivals managed to accomplish the main goal (saving the top flight status) by clinching four points in last two league ties. The Anatolian Eagle now sit three points above the drop zone line , but they are safe ahead of the trip to the capital thanks to the fact they have a better H2H record in matches with the 16th-placed Osmanlispor who will thus be forced to play the second-tier football next year.
Fenerbahce vs Konyaspor: Head-to-head
Fenerbahce dominated this match-up over the history winning 19 and losing just 5 of 36 meetings with the Anatolian Eagle.
The difference in quality was particularly expressed in matches in Istanbul where Fener won 16 out of 17 ties against Konya.
Konyaspor held the Yellow Canaries to a 1-1 draw when the two sides met each other in late-December last year.
Interestingly, Konya won one and drew one of last two encounters with Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahce vs Konyaspor: Prediction
Fener successfully recovered from the tough loss to Akhisarspor in the Turkish Cup final (3-2). They notched as many as seven goals past the rock-bottomed Kardemir Karabukspor on Monday to boost up the confidence ahead of the super important last round’s tie with Konya.
A win here would grant Aykut Kocaman’s troops a place in the Champions League qualifications in summer. Given that the Yellow Canaries won 16 of 17 home meetings against Konya and that they will come into this off the back of seven straight wins in Super Lig, we can’t expect anything else but a convincing victory for the home outfit at Sukru Saracoglu Stadyumu.
The hosts will go strong from the very first minute which makes the 1.50 odds offered for Fener to have the lead at the half time and win the match look sweet. Also, Konya scored just three goals in last six games on the road in Super Lig. They have nothing but pride to play for here, meaning Fenerbahce to keep a clean sheet is a must-take alternative at the 1.85 odds.
Fenerbahce vs Konyaspor: Bet Tips
- HT/FT Fenerbahce/Fenerbahce @ 1.50
- Fenerbahce to keep a clean sheet @ 1.85.