Besiktas – Fenerbahce
Besiktas hosts Fenerbahce in one of the biggest derbies of the Turkish Super Lig. This game will be played at the Vodafone Arena in the city of Istanbul.
Besiktas are currently leading the standings in the Super Lig, having one point advantage in front of Istanbul Basaksehir. But they also have a game in hand. In the last round Besiktas lost its visit to Istanbul Basaksehir, which once again made the fight for the title very interesting.
Fenerbahce on the other hand are currently 3rd, falling with 7 points behind Istanbul Ba-saksehir and the Champions League zone in the Turkish league. But just like the leader Besiktas, they also have a game in hand.
Even with losing their last game against Istanbul Basaksehir, Besiktas remain favourite to win the league for a second year in a row. The Black Eagles proved their worth in the Eu-ropa League as well, where they managed to reach the 1/4-finals of the competition. Be-siktas performed very good against Olympique Lyonnais, losing the tie after a dramatic penalty shoot-out.
As for Fenerbahce, it’s a dissapointing season for the Istanbul giants. They started the campaign with the hopes of winning the league, but right now it’s not sure if they can even make it to the Champions League. They had some really difficult periods during the season, which is part of the reason why they are currently on 8 points behind the leader and their next opponent in the Super Lig.
These two teams met for the last time in February, when Fenerbahce managed to record a 1-0 win at the Vodafone Arena in game for the Turkish Cup. The Dutch star Robin van Persie scored the winning goal for Fenerbahce.
We should expect a very interesting clash between these two giants in Turkish football. One thing is for sure – the atmosphere on the stands will be truly amazing.