Turkey Super Lig predictions and odds

Welcome to Betting Fellow’s guide to all things related to Turkish Süper Lig betting. You can find carefully curated betting tips below, as well as a detailed introduction to understanding which Süper Lig matches to bet on and why.

Experienced bettors know that finding value in betting requires a lot of digging around for the best options and opportunities. To that end, football leagues less familiar to the general public can be goldmines if you know what to look for. In simple terms, sportsbooks and bookies spend less time and effort in pricing these and information is usually much scarcer than for, say, Premier League teams. That can be a double-edged sword, though, which is why we wrote this Süper Lig betting guide.

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Turkey Super Lig Predictions

05/02/2023

Hatayspor - Kasımpaşa

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Over 3,5 goals 1 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:2
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05/02/2023

Galatasaray - Trabzonspor

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.72 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:1
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04/02/2023

Ankaragücü - Fatih Karagümrük

Betting tip (stake: 5/10): HT/FT Draw/Home 4.50 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:0
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04/02/2023

Sivasspor - Beşiktaş

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Over 2,5 1.79 at Betsson
Correct score prediction: 3:2
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04/02/2023

Antalyaspor - Gazişehir Gaziantep

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.80 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 1:2

02/02/2023

Kayserispor - İstanbul Başakşehir

Though Kayserispor definitely have a shot at winning this match, they’ll need to work for it. İstanbul Başakşehir are somewhat stronger, but the home-field advantage may be what the hosts need to shift the balance in their favour.

No outcome of this match would catch us by surprise. It’s a rarely fair matchup, though that’s not always good for betting. Currently, though, İstanbul Başakşehir are somewhat more likely to triumph with betting odds of 2.45 on them winning. read more

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.80 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:2
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02/02/2023

Konyaspor - İstanbulspor

Konyaspor are firm favourites in this matchup, and backing them may offer surprising betting value. It’s a very safe bet, though we suppose an upset is not outside the realm of possibility. We wouldn’t count on İstanbulspor winning, though.

From the current viewpoint, the situation is straightforward. Given the strength of Konyaspor and the fact that İstanbulspor are given 6.50 odds to win, it is easy to see that an İstanbulspor victory would be a shocking surprise.

Kony... read more

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.73 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:2
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02/02/2023

Adana Demirspor - Fenerbahçe

Adana Demirspor will have to put on their best performance to record a home win against Fenerbahçe. The price of 3.40 indicates a difficult battle and that’s exactly what we expect to see in this match.

Even with the home-field advantage as a factor, Fenerbahçe have a better chance of winning this clash than their opponents. They can’t afford to relax just yet though – the hosts may prove a tough nut to crack after all.

Adana Demirspor’s performance against Sivasspor ... read more

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.60 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 2:2
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01/02/2023

Trabzonspor - Antalyaspor

Punters who are looking for a safe bet should definitely consider this match. The home win odds of 1.65 bring great value considering the fact that Trabzonspor are indeed firm favourites to defeat Antalyaspor.

The situation is crystal clear from the current perspective. Given the strength of the home team and the fact Antalyaspor are given 5.25 betting odds to win, a conclusion is not difficult to reach. Anything but a home win would be an incredible surprise.

Trabzonspor played... read more

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.90 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 3:1
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01/02/2023

Galatasaray - Ümraniyespor

This match is somewhat one-sided, but not the most imbalanced clash we’ve seen. The odds are heavily in the hosts’ favour, who will likely walk away with 3 more points to the tally.

Ümraniyespor are massive underdogs and will be extremely lucky to avoid complete annihilation at the hands of Galatasaray.

Galatasaray are coming off the back of a convincing 0:4 victory against Giresunspor in their last outing. Still, the odds were stacked in their favour on that away game, an... read more

Betting tip (stake: 7/10): Over 2,5 1.53 at bet365
Correct score prediction: 1:2
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01/02/2023

Kasımpaşa - Giresunspor

Kasımpaşa should not have bigger problems running away with three points in this match if they stick to their game plan. However, Giresunspor can be a tough nut to crack and the home side need to be on top of their game.

The visitors would need to pull off quite a stunt in order to come out victorious. They are severely outmatched in this outing – the 3.60 away win odds alone should speak volumes.

Kasımpaşa’s painful defeat in their previous away match could have been s... read more

Betting tip (stake: 8/10): Over 3,5 goals 2.65 at 10Bet
Correct score prediction: 2:3
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01/02/2023

Gazişehir Gaziantep - Hatayspor

The online bookies marked Gazişehir Gaziantep as the favourites, which makes a lot of sense. Still, we wouldn’t put Hatayspor winning beyond them – not to mention that draws are a strong possibility in relatively balanced games.

The visitors would need to pull off quite a stunt in order to come out victorious. They are severely outmatched in this outing – the 3.60 away win odds alone should speak volumes.

Considering the unanticipated 0:2 result of last round’s bout f... read more

Betting tip (stake: 9/10): Over 2,5 1.80 at William Hill
Correct score prediction: 3:2

Super Lig Standings

  • Team
  • MP
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • F
  • A
  • D
  • P
  • Last Five
  • 14
  • Sivasspor
  • 21
  • 5
  • 6
  • 10
  • 25
  • 31
  • -6
  • 21
  • W L W L D
  • 17
  • Hatayspor
  • 20
  • 5
  • 5
  • 10
  • 18
  • 38
  • -20
  • 20
  • L W L D D
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Turkey Super Lig Results

History and General Information

The Süper Lig represents the top flight of professional football in Turkey. According to UEFA’s system of coefficients, it is currently the 11th best-ranked national league in Europe. Still, it’s viewership is often much higher than what the ranking might imply, as is the reach and fame of some of its clubs. That said, Süper Lig teams have always had trouble recording major successes on the international theatre.

We’ll start with a bit of history first. In terms of when a unified national league was formed, Turkey was a bit behind the curve compared to most European countries. The sport was first introduced to the then-Ottoman Empire in the late 19th century, and first attempts to form organized competitions soon followed. This led to the formation of the Istambul League, whose inaugural season was in 1904/05.

However, these competitions were largely confined to a local level. The reasoning was simple – the Ottoman Empire was a failing state on its last legs. As the early 20th century trudged on, Turkey was going through substantial social and political changes. The Empire was collapsing, and a democratic state was to rise from its ashes.

Dramatic statements aside, such turmoil isn’t exactly a great time to organize nation-wide football leagues. Multiple attempts would be made in various cities across Turkey and today’s Greece, but few had any real longevity or impact. Notably, professionalism was introduced in 1952, so the league changed names to the Istambul Professional League.

That being said, though a traditional league was still a ways off, the first competition to bring forth a national champion was the Turkish Football Championship. This was a more typical knock-out tournament which pitted various regional champions against one another. It continued from 1924 to 1951.

Perhaps the closest thing the Süper Lig has to a predecessor is the National Division. Formed in 1937, it unified the best clubs from Ankara, Istambul, and Izmir into a single league.

Still, 1959 is widely considered the first season of the Turkish National League. It consisted of 16 clubs that were still generally from Istambul, Izmir and/or Ankara. Still, football historians consider the winners Fenerbahçe the first true Turkish football champions.

The 2nd League was formed in 1963, which remains in place to this day (though it was renamed to the 1st Lig when as soon as the 1st league took the mantle of Super League.) It immediately introduced the system of promotion and relegation we have today. Interestingly, teams could also be relegated before that. A tournament dubbed the Baraj Games was held at the end of seasons before that, in which the three bottom-placed teams had to defend their league spots against what were essentially wildcard clubs.

Format

The Süper Lig largely conforms to the standards set for top-flight national leagues, with one exception – it consists of only 18 clubs. Beyond that, though, everything should be immediately familiar. The teams face off against each other in a round-robin format between August and May of the following year. Every team plays every other team twice in one home game and one away game.

Points are awarded in the typical 3/1/0 way. The teams are ranked based on points won. In case of a tie, head-to-head statistics are used to determine the table positions, followed by goal difference. There are no playoffs for the title – the best-placed team are awarded the championship. The two bottom-placed teams are relegated to the 1. Lig and replaced by the second flight's best-placed teams. Additionally, the third 16th placed team faces off against the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th teams from the 1. Lig for an additional spot.

Due to the Süper Lig’s coefficient ranking, the champions go straight to the Champions League group stage. The runners-up instead qualify for the second qualifying round. Teams in 3rd and 4th place go to the 3rd and 2nd qualifying rounds of the Europa League, respectively.


Süper Lig Derby Matches

The Intercontinental Derby

Also known as the Eternal Rivalry, this is historically Turkey’s most famed football derby. It’s the showdown between the country’s most decorated teams - Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray. Though both teams are based in Istanbul, their origins are from the opposite sides of the Bosphorus – hence the name Intercontinental. As a rule, these matches boast incredible attendance rates and fiery atmospheres (occasionally rife with hooliganism.)

Beşiktaş–Galatasaray

All three of Turkey’s greatest rivalries are technically local derbies, this showdown, in particular, has become quite notorious in recent years. This clash is known to be instrumental in deciding the season’s champions. Unfortunately, though, the matches are known to erupt in violence. Galatasaray can boast more success so far, though things appear to be swinging in Beşiktaş’ favour.

Süper Lig Best Stadiums

Türk Telekom Stadium

Galatasaray home ground is easily Turkey’s biggest football stadium with a capacity of just over 52,000. Part of the Ali Sami Yen Sports Complex, it was also the first Turkish stadium to meed UEFA’s standards for hosting international competitions. That said, it’s still fairly new, so it doesn’t have the same history as some of Istambul’s other stadiums.

Ülker Stadium

Speaking of which, Fenerbahçe’s home turf has been on the same grounds for more than a century. Also known as the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium, this all-seater football pitch can host more than 47,000 spectators. Of course, it went through several renovations over the decades and was the staging ground for the last UEFA Cup Final in history (before it was rebranded as the Europa League.)