The Super Lig game at Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu on Monday will see home side Fenerbahçe ready themselves for the visit of Gaziantep.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Fenerbahçe v Gaziantep can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Fenerbahçe prepare for this match following a 1-1 Super Lig tied result versus Yeni Malatyaspor.
In that game, Fenerbahçe had 74% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fenerbahçe was Enner Valencia (17'). For their opponents, Yeni Malatyaspor got 8 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Mustafa Eskihellaç (35') was the scorer for Yeni Malatyaspor.
Fenerbahçe haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve totted up the amount of 8 during that time while also conceding a total of 5. Even so, we must now wait to see if that pattern shall be sustained in this upcoming match.
Gaziantep go into this game after a 2-0 Super Lig win to defeat İstanbul Başakşehir in their previous fixture.
In that match, Gaziantep managed 28% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Gaziantep was Alexandru Maxim (32', 52'). At the other end, İstanbul Başakşehir had 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Ricardo Sá Pinto's Gaziantep have found the net a total of 9 times - giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.5.
Heading into this contest, Gaziantep are without a win away from home in their last 8 league games. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 13 on 19/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gaziantep 3-1 Fenerbahçe.
The referee was Cüneyt Çakır.
Team News: Fenerbahçe
Fenerbahçe boss Emre Belözoğlu will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match thanks to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Gaziantep
Gaziantep manager Ricardo Sá Pinto has to choose a team with limited availability. Abdul-Aziz Tetteh (Fitness), Jefferson (Corona virus) and Alin Tosca (Corona virus) will miss out on this game.
We envisage that Gaziantep will likely be able to find the back of the net against this Fenerbahçe outfit, but that isn’t expected to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Fenerbahçe by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu (50,530)
Captain: Gökhan Gönül
Chairman: Ali Koç
Manager: Emre Belözoğlu
Competitions: Super Lig position 2
🔑 Key Player: Dimitris Pelkas
Generally deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dimitris Pelkas was born in Greece. After having played his first senior match for PAOK in the 2012 - 2013 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 5 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.