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Fenerbahçe head to Eryaman Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig clash with home team MKE Ankaragücü.
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MKE Ankaragücü will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-1 Super Lig losing effort in their last game against İstanbul Başakşehir.
In that game, MKE Ankaragücü had 30% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for MKE Ankaragücü was Joseph Paintsil (15'). İstanbul Başakşehir got 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Danijel Aleksić (63') and Junior Fernándes (88') scored for İstanbul Başakşehir.
It has not been often in recent games where MKE Ankaragücü have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Kupa beyi have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals on the way. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this game, of course.
Heading into this contest, MKE Ankaragücü are without a home win in the past 2 league games.
Fenerbahçe go into this meeting following a 3-1 Super Lig win with the downing of BB Erzurumspor in their previous fixture.
In that match, Fenerbahçe had 60% possession and 28 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. For Fenerbahçe, the scorers were José Ernesto Sosa (6'), Enner Valencia (12') and Dimitris Pelkas (14'). For their opponents, BB Erzurumspor had 11 shots at goal with 2 on target. Özgür Sert (81') scored for BB Erzurumspor.
Looking at their form, and Fenerbahçe have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 6 goals overall. At the back, Sarı Kanaryalar just haven’t been too solid at all.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Fenerbahçe:
- have not beaten MKE Ankaragücü when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 11 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 09/03/2012 shows us that MKE Ankaragücü have won 2 of them and Fenerbahçe 3, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 8 of them from Kupa beyi and 10 netted by Sarı Kanaryalar. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The last league fixture between these sides was Super Lig match day 19 on 18/01/2021 when the final score was Fenerbahçe 3-1 MKE Ankaragücü.
The referee was Arda Kardeşler.
Team News: MKE Ankaragücü
Ibrahim Akdag (Unknown Injury), Aliou Badji (Muscle partial avulsion) and Torgeir Börven (Adductors avulsion) aren’t available for Ankaragücü gaffer Hikmet Karaman. Murat Sipahioglu is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Fenerbahçe
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, Fenerbahçe manager Emre Belözoğlu has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We’re thinking that MKE Ankaragücü will have to play well to hit the back of the net against this Fenerbahçe side who we reckon should score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a 0-1 winning margin for Fenerbahçe at the conclusion of the game.
Should be an interesting one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eryaman Stadyumu (22,000)
Captain: Korcan Çelikay
Chairman: Fatih Mert
Manager: Hikmet Karaman
Competitions: Super Lig position 16
⭐ Star Man: Joseph Paintsil
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Joseph Paintsil was born in Accra, Ghana. After having made a senior debut playing for Ferencvárosi TC in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 11 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 30 appearances.