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The Super Lig fixture at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu on Thursday sees home team Yeni Malatyaspor taking on opponents Fenerbahçe.
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Yeni Malatyaspor will be hoping to bounce back here following a 3-1 Super Lig losing effort in their last game against İstanbul Başakşehir.
In that game, Yeni Malatyaspor managed 45% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Yeni Malatyaspor was Adem Büyük (71'). For their opponents, İstanbul Başakşehir had 11 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Tolga Ciğerci (26'), Ömer Ali Şahiner (87') and Danijel Aleksić (91') scored for İstanbul Başakşehir.
It’s not been often in recent games where Yeni Malatyaspor have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Malatyaspor have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 13 goals in the process.
Ahead of this clash, Yeni Malatyaspor are without a home win in the past 6 league games. Their fans aren't happy.
Fenerbahçe will go into the meeting following a 1-0 Super Lig win with the downing of Denizlispor in their previous game.
In that game, Fenerbahçe managed 64% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Fenerbahçe was Mbwana Samatta (64'). On the other side, Denizlispor had 3 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
In their last 6 outings, Fenerbahçe have helped themselves to the sum of 8 goals. Sarı Kanaryalar have also managed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, their defenders have had 4 goals scored by their opponents. In any event, we must now wait to see whether such a trend might be maintained in this game.
Their previous form shows that Fenerbahçe:
- have not beaten Yeni Malatyaspor when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 league matches away from home. Impressive, to say the least.
Head to head
A review of their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 11/03/2018 tells us that Yeni Malatyaspor have won 2 of these games & Fenerbahçe 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 16 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them for Malatyaspor and 8 netted by Sarı Kanaryalar. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The last league match featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 12 on 12/12/2020 when the final score was Fenerbahçe 0-3 Yeni Malatyaspor.
The referee was Erkan Özdamar.
Team News: Yeni Malatyaspor
Jody Lukoki (Corona virus), Zeki Yavru (Unknown Injury), Olcay Sahan (Torn Muscle Fibre), Murat Aksit (Corona virus), Ahmed Ildiz (Corona virus), Erkan Kas (Corona virus), Eray Iscan (Corona virus), Umut Bulut (Corona virus) and Kubilay Kanatsizkus (Corona virus) will not be able to play for Malatyaspor manager İrfan Buz. Teenage Hadebe will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Fenerbahçe
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Fenerbahçe manager Emre Belözoğlu doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash.
We’re thinking that Yeni Malatyaspor have it in them to score against this Fenerbahçe outfit, but a single goal is unlikely to be good enough.
We are therefore anticipating a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 winning margin for Fenerbahçe at the end of the match. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu (25,745)
Captain: Adem Büyük
Chairman: Adil Gevrek
Manager: İrfan Buz
Competitions: Super Lig position 14
⭐ Star Man: Benjamin Tetteh
Customarily used in the Striker position, Benjamin Tetteh was born in Accra, Ghana. Having played his first senior match for Standard Liège in the 2015 - 2016 season, the accomplished Forward has bagged 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 23 appearances.