Fenerbahce will welcome Antalyaspor to the Sukru Saracoglu stadium in the Turkish Super Lig on Tuesday (May 30). Fenerbahce secured their place in the Turkiye Kupasi final by defeating Sivasspor 3-0 in the second leg. This resulted in a 3-0 aggregate victory.
On the other hand, Antalyaspor struggled in their recent match, playing out a goalless draw against Istanbul Basaksehir at home. With 38 points from 33 games, Antalyaspor currently sits in the 13th position in the league standings, holding a four-point advantage over the relegation zone, with three games remaining.
Fenerbahce vs Antalyaspor match preview
Fenerbahce aims to keep their hopes of winning the title alive as they host Antalyaspor in Istanbul on Tuesday night in the Turkish Super Lig.
In their previous match, the Yellow Canaries secured a comfortable victory over Sivasspor, while Antalyaspor has recently played two consecutive draws in their league campaign.
Fenerbahce extended their winning streak to three matches with a Turkish Cup triumph over Sivasspor at home. Ferdi Kadioglu, Michy Batshuayi, and Joshua King all found the net in Istanbul.
While Fenerbahce has a cup final against local rivals Istanbul Basaksehir to look forward to next month, they still have work to do in the Super Lig if they want to claim their first league title since 2014.
Under Jorge Jesus’s leadership, Fenerbahce currently occupies the second position in the Super Lig standings, trailing five points behind the league leaders Galatasaray, with only three matches remaining. Any mistakes in their remaining matches would give Okan Buruk’s team the opportunity to claim the title.
Fenerbahce has struggled with their home form this season, collecting 35 points from 16 home matches, while Galatasaray has earned 44 points in front of their home crowd.
Even if Fenerbahce fails to secure the top spot in the league, one of their standout players is set to win the Golden Boot. Ecuadorian striker Enner Valencia has netted 28 Super Lig goals this season, eight more than the next highest-scoring player, Mbaye Diagne.
Antalyaspor travels to Istanbul without a victory this month, and it seems their season is losing momentum after securing safety in the Turkish top flight.
Fenerbahce possible starting lineup:
Egribayat; Kadioglu, Akaydin, Szalai, Peres; Guler, Arao, Zajc, Rossi; Batshuayi, Valencia
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Antalyaspor possible starting lineup:
Leite, Balci, Sari Uzunhan, Sertel; Rakip, Fernando, Ndao, Fredy, Larsson; Wright
Fenerbahce vs Antalyaspor prediction
Antalyaspor will look to keep as far as possible from the relegation zone. However, their performance in away matches has been unimpressive. On the other hand, Fenerbahce is currently one of the most consistent teams in the league and are expected to win this match.
Prediction: Fenerbahce 2-0 Antalyaspor
Date, kick-off time, venue
Fenerbahce will face Antalyaspor at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium in Istanbul city, Turkey, on May 30 at 5 pm UTC.