Trabzonspor predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 35
- Winning Bets: 18
- Average Odds: 2.86
- Overall Stake : 235
- Profit: 285.6
- Yield: 21.53 %
Arguably, this is one of Turkey’s biggest clubs outside the trio of traditional favourites.
That said, the balance of power of the Super Lig was seriously rocked last season, and Trabzonspor were one of the teams that benefited the most.
They snagged a runners-up position, which was their biggest success since they had a similar result back in 2010/11. They can finally afford to be more ambitious than they’ve been in years. To be fair, though, they rarely fell below 6th place, which is remarkable consistency for the Super Lig’s standards.
The Super Lig betting odds, however, have hardly shifted to reflect this. The only outright bet currently available is a To Win bet at odds of 26, which ranks them as the country’s sixth-best team. To be fair, however, the Turkish top-flight hardly boasts the best odds, so Trabzonspor may end up surprising us yet.
Trabzonspor Key Players
The key to this team’s success in the previous season was a crushingly aggressive style of play that earned them the highest number of goals in the league.
They scored a total of 76 goals, which is 9 more than the next team. The defences were decent, but clearly the weaker aspect of their formation.
Alexander Sörloth was the league’s best goalscorer last season with 24 goals over 34 appearances. Unfortunately, he was loaned from Crystal Palace and has since moved on to Leipzig. Benik Afobe of Stoke City was brought in as a replacement, but he has big shoes to fill.
Beyond that, team captain and goalkeeper Ugurcan Cakir remains an incredibly important part of the team. Still, a desperate need for a more reliable backline was obvious last year, prompting the signing of players like Vitor Hugo and Edgar Ié.
Based in the city of Trabzon on the south-east coast of the Black Sea, Trabzonspor have regional rivalries with Samsunspor (the Old Derby), and with Rizespor (the East Derby), both classified into the group called the Black Sea Derbies.
Apart from those, they contest the only inter-regional derby of the country, with their clashes against Fenerbahce particularly fierce. However, as one of the ‘big three’, Fenerbahce have stronger feelings of enmity towards Galatasaray and Besiktas than towards Trabzonspor.
From the 1920s onwards, there were a number of clubs in the city of Trabzon, and they competed against each other in the Trabzon Amateur Regional League. Over the years, a strong rivalry, reportedly equal to the one between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, developed between clubs called Idmanocagi and Idmangucu. Some of the most talented players of the city became so revolted by it that they moved to other cities to play.
In 1962, Orhan Seref Apak, the TFF president at the time, requested that cities combined their football clubs and sent single representative entities to compete in the Super Lig, but due to the rivalry mentioned, it didn’t happen in Trabzon. Instead, in 1966, three clubs (Idmanocagi being one of them) merged into one and were included in the second division, and a month later, Idmangucu joined forces with the rest to form Trabzonspor.
Trabzonspor was also inducted into the second division from 1967 onwards. It took them seven seasons to win promotion to the top flight and they’ve never left it since. They won the title of the Turkish champions six times and eight Turkish Cups. As for the European competitions, their best achievement to this day is reaching the group stages of the Champions League in 2011/12.