Fenerbahce vs Sturm Graz
2017/18 UEFA Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 3rd August 2017
Kick off at 18:30 UK/ 19:30 CET
Venue: Sukru Saracoglu.
Fenerbahce managed to recover from conceding an early goal to turn the game around and leave Merkur Arena victorious seven days ago.
The tie has thus practically been closed since the Austrians would need a miracle to dispatch the Turkish giants in front of their fans in the rematch set to be played on Thursday evening.
Fener managed to stay unbeaten in friendlies with the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Monaco.
Mentioned games have instilled much-needed confidence into players to help them overtake Sturm in the first leg of their Europa League tie.
The hosts have a star-studded lineup and they will enter the new Super Lig season with the ambitions of taking Besiktas from the throne.
Die Schwoazn are off to a flying start in the new Bundesliga season as they notched three goals past both St. Polten and Austria Vienna.
The German manager Franco Foda is still looking for the ideal lineup for the defense which has been quite easy to break down lately as Sturm conceded two goals in each of their last three fixtures in all competitions.
Fenerbahce vs Sturm Graz: Head to head
Interestingly, the two sides have not met each other prior to this third qualifying round of Europa League tie.
Sturm had an early lead through Stefan Hierlander, but the Turkish side took advantage of the mistakes in Austrians’ defensive line to bag two goals and bring a massive advantage to Istanbul.
Fenerbahce vs Sturm Graz: Prediction
The visitors are just too weak at the back and we can’t expect anything else but another win for Fener.
We’d not be surprised to see the hosts netting three or more goals this time out and you can take the 7/4 odds for such a scenario.
Fenerbahce vs Sturm Graz: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Fenerbahce Over 2.5 Team Goals at 7/4.
Fenerbahce to win & BTTS is paid at 12/5.