Super Lig: Samsun vs Fenerbahce
Samsunspor suffered a heavy home defeat against Istanbul Buyuksehir (2-4), betrayed by their defense for one more time. Their players were very anxious and wanted desperately a victory, but made many mistakes, something that Istanbul BB took advantage. The debut of coach Mesut Bakkal was negative, since Samsunspor had many gaps in the defense, and offensively once again created phases, achieved two goals, but it was not enough. Relegation is now more visible than ever, since the distance from the other teams increased to nine points, while there is only eleven rounds remaining. Tonight's game is life or death, against one of the best teams in the league. They recently signed Slovenian defender Dejan Kelhar, who previously played in Israel for Hapoel Haifa, and will play his first game today. Midfielder Tokak is back after suspension, Nigerian striker Zenke left out of the game due to injury, while forward Bance came back from Copa Africa and will stay on the bench.
Fenerbahce played good against Mersin (2-1), was very good in first half, and mediocre in the second. The quality difference was visible in favor of the home team, and Slovak winger Stoch scored a great goal with a long shot outside the area. After yesterday's Galatasaray draw at home against Antalya, the gap is reduced and with a win Fener will have same points like Galatasaray (51). Fenerbahce traveled to Samsun having only one defeat in the last nine games, with the only aim of win. The signing of Senegalese Sow has brought great enthusiasm to their crowd, and everyone waiting his debut, probably to the next critical match against Besiktas. Emre is out of the squad for tonight's game as coach preferred to rest him for the upcoming game against Besiktas, while Gonul and Ozturk are facing minor injuries. Main left-back Ziegler is back to the main squad.
A vital game for Fenerbahce in order to gain back the lost points and reach the first place to the league table before the upcoming derby against Besiktas, while Samsunspor looks doomed with very little hopes to avoid relegation.
Bet: Fenerbahce Win @1.57 with Bet365