Fenerbahce vs Zorya by Isaiah
After defeat away to Manchester United in third round, Fenerbahce managed to respond in the best possible manner and get a victory against the same opponent in front of own fans, taking 2:1 three pointer that puts them now at the first position together with Feyenoord since both teams have seven points, while the English side has only a point less.
This means that the Turks needs to get a victory here badly and eve if they do, most likely they won't be sure participant of the knockout stage. However, it must be said that they couldn't wait this game in much better form now, since the team has five consecutive victories in all competitions, coming also from a 2:0 home victory over Galatasaray in previous round of Turkish league last weekend. They are now at third position, having already eight points less than leaders from Basaksehir and six less than second placed Besiktas. Doubtful is defender Gregory van der Wiel (6/0), while injured remains forward Jeremain Lens (6/1).
Zorya, on the other side, managed to surprise Feyenoord in Ukraine, taking a point in a 1:1 draw. Dutch team took the lead in fifteenth minute with a goal from Jorgensen, but important fact was that the visiting team stood playing with a man less since 43rd minute, while the Ukrainians leveled up with a gaol minute later via Forster.
Players of Zorya remained better in the second halftime, but it's mostly due the fact that they had numerical advantage however without changing the scoreline further. It was their second point earned and even though they still have mathematical chances, most likely these chances will be written off already this evening. As for the domestic league, Zorya comes from a 1:2 defeat away from home against Oleksandriya, remaining still at third position with three points less than second placed Dynamo Kiev. Important defender Artem Gordienko (11/2) remains injured and out.
One way or another, I see Fenerbahce getting an easy victory here. It's obvious that Zorya isn't close to their good form and playing on the road is always challenging for them. If players of Fenerbahce take this game seriously, they should walk away with quite easy three pointer without much of problems at the latter stages of the game.