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The Super Lig tie at Antalya Stadyumu on Saturday will see hosts Antalyaspor ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Fenerbahçe.
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Antalyaspor will be hoping for a better result after a 4-0 Super Lig defeat in their last game at the hands of Göztepe.
In that match, Antalyaspor had 59% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Göztepe had 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Atınç Nukan (22') and Cherif Ndiaye (51', 60', 78') scored for Göztepe.
Antalyaspor haven’t exactly had impressive attacking statistics in recent times. Their goals record equals just 3 against opponents over the course of their last 6 matches. In those games, Antalyaspor have also seen the number of goals that have gone against them total 11.
Their previous form shows that Antalyaspor:
- haven't beaten Fenerbahçe in their previous 4 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Adana Demirspor in Super Lig competition, Fenerbahçe will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Fenerbahçe had 64% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Fenerbahçe was Enner Valencia (29'). Adana Demirspor had 7 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Gökhan İnler (34') and Younès Belhanda (46') scored for Adana Demirspor.
In their previous half-dozen clashes, Fenerbahçe have amassed a tally of 9 goals. Fenerbahçe have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have seen 9 goals go into their own net. Such a trend might not follow through into this match, of course.
Their prior results show that Fenerbahçe:
- have not lost to Antalyaspor in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 26/05/2019 tells us that Antalyaspor have won 1 of these and Fenerbahçe 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 for Akrepler and 10 netted by Sarı Kanaryalar. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league contest featuring the two was Super Lig match day 2 on 22/08/2021 which ended up with the score at Fenerbahçe 2-0 Antalyaspor.
In that match, Fenerbahçe managed 58% possession and 21 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Miha Zajc (89') and Enner Valencia (92').
At the other end, Antalyaspor got 11 shots at goal with 4 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Halil Umut Meler.
Team News: Antalyaspor
Harun Alpsoy (Unknown Injury), Bahadir Öztürk (Unknown Injury), Ufuk Akyol (Fibula Fracture) and Dogukan Nelik (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be able to feature for Antalyaspor boss Nuri Şahin.
It seems likely that Akrepler may well employ a 3-4-3 formation for the game, utilising Ruud Boffin, Veysel Sari, Fedor Kudryashov, Naldo Gomes, Bunyamin Balci, Andrea Poli, Fredy Ribeiro, Güray Vural, Fredy Ribeiro, Enzo Crivelli and Dogukan Sinik.
Team News: Fenerbahçe
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, the Fenerbahçe boss has no fitness worries to report before this game.
It’s our belief that Sarı Kanaryalar seem likely to begin the game with a 4-1-4-1 system, settling for Berke Ozer, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Min-Jae Kim, Attila Szalai, Filip Novak, Jose Sosa, Irfan Can Kahveci, Mesut Özil, Dimitrios Pelkas, Ferdi Kadioglu and Enner Valencia.
Our feeling is that Antalyaspor might need a bit of good fortune to score against this Fenerbahçe outfit who should score & stay on top.
That’s why our selection here is for a good tussle with a 0-1 win for Fenerbahçe at full-time.
Should be a close one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu (32,537)
Captain: Hakan Özmert
Chairman: Aziz Çetin
Manager: Nuri Şahin
Competitions: Super Lig position 15
🔑 Key Player: Haji Wright
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Haji Wright was born in Los Angeles, USA. Having made his senior debut playing for SV Sandhausen in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 15 appearances.