Feyenoord vs Fenerbahce by Isaiah
Feyenoord suffered quite harsh defeat away from home in the previous Europa League round as they conceded four goals in a 4:0 defeat away to Manchester United. English side completely outplayed them and deserved the victory while the result reflects the image on the field more than fairly.
After this defeat, Feyenoord lost the leading position at the table and will now need to attack and seek for a victory in order to reach the knockout stage, as they currently stand at third position with three points less than Fenerbahce and two points less than Manchester United. Feyenoord easily won over Sparta Rotterdam 6:1 at home in previous Eredivisie round, continuing to lead the table together with Ajax, having six points more than third placed PSV. Defeder Sven Ban Beek continues to be really long term absentee.
Fenerbahce, on the other side, had an easier game at home against Zorya Luhansk in previous Europa League round and thanks to a 2:0 victory there, the team now can progress further in case of staying undefeated away to Feyenoord. In case they suffer defeat, the things might get complicated for them, since Manchester United remains huge favorite over Ukrainian side Zorya.
As for the domestic league, they come from a difficult home game against Besiktas that ended as a goalless draw last weekend, in more than a passive game from both teams. Players of Besiktas had a bit more of the ball possession, but overall it needs to be said that neither of the teams actually deserved to score. After this draw, Fenerbahce remains at fourth position, having six points less than leaders from Basaksehir.
Fenerbahce is okay here with a draw, however having in mind that the players of Feyenoord need to search for a victory, there's no doubt that the Turkish side will stay behind the ball waiting to see what will happen. I expect an open game with both teams having enough chances to score at least once, which should be a value bet in my eyes here.