Fenerbahçe predictions with latest odds and stats
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- Average Odds: 2.57
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It’s universally accepted that the Super Lig has been thrown into a state of turmoil, with traditional favourites knocked off their thrones after decades of dominance.
Still, Fenerbahce showcases this better than any other team. Despite being the most decorated team in the history of football in Turkey, they haven’t had a title since 2017. Worse yet, the stopped being among the Top 3 after 2017/18. The past 2 seasons were catastrophic by their standards – they ended up 6th and 7th, respectively.
This can be attributed to a large number of factors, like rising competition and inconsistent management.
However, even after the horrid placements, most online bookmakers consider Fenerbahce a hard favourite. Odds for winning the table are generally around 2.50, the shortest in the league. Considering recent performances, though, this is a terrible bet to take in terms of value.
The balance of power in Turkish football has been completely thrown off, and making good betting predictions is becoming increasingly difficult.
Fenerbahce Key Players
Though the full lineup went through huge, wide-ranging changes, a core squad of key players remains intact. For reference, more than 70% of the current roster is comprised of new arrivals.
Mbwana Samatt is a fairly big name on the international level, and is currently on loan from Aston Villa. Goalkeeper Altay Bayindir is seminal for Fenerbahce defences, so it’s no surprise he’s still around either. Last but not least, a pair of midfielders in the form of Luiz Gustavo and Ozan Tufan should fit nicely into any lineup.
As far as the new arrivals go, we have Roma’s winger Diego Perottim, Wolfsburg’s defender Marcel Tisserand, and left-back Filip Nova as some of the bigger names.
The rivalries between the three Istanbul clubs are known as among the fiercest in the world of football.
Fenerbahce, Galatasaray and Besiktas are referred to as ‘the big three’ of Turkish football, the three clubs that rise miles above the rest. Fenerbahce lead the way with 28 league titles in total, counting both the Super Lig established in 1959 and the previous National Championship. Galatasaray are next with 23, while Besiktas hold 20.
The enmity between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray is the fiercest one, with both sets of supporters holding a significantly lesser grudge against Besiktas than against each other. The clashes between them are referred to as the Intercontinental Derby, with Fenerbahce’s Sukru Saracoglu Stadium lying in the Asian part of the city, and Galatasaray’s Turk Telekom Arena in the European.
In 1934, a game between these clubs was abandoned as the supporters started a full-scale riot, and that’s when the enmity started. Violence has, sadly, often been a side-effect of their games since.
With the Ottoman rule of Turkey being incredibly strict in those days and Turks forbidden from forming football clubs or practising the English game, Fenerbahce was founded in secret in 1907 in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul. They joined the Istanbul Football League two years later, and their first tangible success came in 1911/12, when they managed to win the competition.
They went on to win it 16 times in total, which was a record, as well as the six trophies of the Turkish National Division and the former Turkish Football Championship. The year of 1959 saw the formation of what is now the Super Lig, and Fenerbahce have never left it. The lowest place they ever finished in was 10th in 1980/81.
Since their last triumph in 2014, their fierce rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas have been passing the trophy between them, and Fenerbahce (or at least their supporters) will feel that the time has now come to bring it home. Apart from the 28 league titles, Fenerbahce have won the Turkish Cup six times.
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