On Sunday, starting at 5:00 pm, the Fenerbahce – Galatasaray, the 28th round of Turkey Super Lig, the 2018-2019 edition, will be played.
Galatasaray has not defeated the 2-1 rival in the 1999-2000 season. The match in the tour ended with a draw, score 2-2 Ali Sami Yen.
The “Intercontinental Derby” or “The Eternal Derby” is disputing the episode 390 this weekend. Fenerbahce won 146 of the duels, Galatasaray 123, and 119 ended without a winner. Sunday’s confrontation may decide the title, as Basaksehir has 6 points ahead of Fatih Terim. However, the leader will also have a “fire” match on the field of Besiktas.
Fenerbahce managed to reach 5 points away from the last relegable place, but the nightmare season persists. “Yellow Canaries” have won only 7 of the 27 rounds of the championship, currently being ranked 13th. Turkey’s former champion is the second coach of the season, after the Dutch Erwin Koeman was dismissed. His replacement, Ersun Yanal, has been “repaired” in ruin, but Fenerbahce is far from the usual claims.
Galatasaray kept “as close as possible to Basaksehir leader, alternating with victories with draws. The last defeat suffered by Terim’s students was on December 2, 2018, on the field of another rival, Besiktas. “Cimbom” played a 2-goal lead in the Fenerbahce match, losing two very important points in the title fight economy. Galatasaray will try on Sunday to get Sukru Saracoglu first success after 20 years.
Fenerbahce: Tekin – Isla, Aziz, Skrtel, Kaldirim – Arslan, Topal – Dirar, Zajc, Moses – Soldado
Galatasaray: Musler – Mariano, Kaya, Donk, Linnes – Fernando – Feghouli, Belhanda, Ndiaye, Onyekuru – Diagne
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1,57