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Turkish Super Lig | Gameweek 27
Feb 25, 2024 at 1pm UK
Vefa Stadi

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Eysseric (24')
Lasagna (65'), Mercan (90+3'), Kourbelis (90+6')
Mendes (33')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Mahgoub (90+5' pen.)
Lima (49'), Hadergjonaj (90+2')

Preview: Fatih Karagumruk vs. Alanyaspor - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Turkish Super Lig clash between Fatih Karagumruk and Alanyaspor, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

A battle of two sides fighting for survival will hold on Sunday afternoon when Fatih Karagumruk host Alanyaspor at Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

Both sides are just above the drop zone with the hosts only safe due to a superior goal difference while the visitors are just one point away from the closest side in the relegation zone.

Match preview

Hull City manager Shota Arveladze on February 8, 2022© Reuters

Fatih Karagumruk are fighting tooth and nail to remain in the Super Lig next season, in what has been a disappointing campaign after last season's seventh place finish.

The Black Reds salvaged a 1-1 draw away at Kasimpasa last time out, a result that followed a 2-0 victory over Pendikspor.

The results meant Shota Arveladze's men stayed just above the relegation zone, sitting 16th with 28 points, level on points with 17th-placed Gaziantep but with a better goal difference.

Next up, they face Alanyaspor, a team they have failed to beat since 2021, recording three defeats and two draws against them since then.

However, the Black Reds have been great at home in recent matches, currently enjoying a four-match unbeaten streak on home soil while also picking up six wins from their nine games at Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

Alanyaspor have endured a difficult campaign so far, as they carried their poor form at the end of last season into the current one, sitting just above the relegation zone.

Only a point separates Fatih Tekke's side and the bottom four at the moment, meaning they have to pick up positive results starting from this weekend.

Alanya could not hold on their lead against Adana Demirspor last time out, conceding a 97th-minute goal to settle for a 3-3 draw.

Scoring as much as they have done in their last two matches but defending better, will be Tekke's goal as they head into Sunday's clash.

Fatih Karagumruk Turkish Super Lig form:

Fatih Karagumruk form (all competitions):
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • D

Alanyaspor Turkish Super Lig form:

Team News

Ahead of Friday's clash, the hosts boast a fully fit squad, offering Arveladze a wealth of options for selection.

Guven Yalcin is expected to lead the attack once again as he looks to add to his five league goals while Valentin Eysseric, who scored in the last match, plays in the supporting role.

The visitors also have a fit and healthy squad which gives Tekke plenty of options to tinker with, but the same team that picked up a point against Adana could be used.

Carlos Eduardo should lead the line for Alanya again, looking to add to his three league goals this season.

Leading scorer Joao Novais, will play in the base of midfield, supported by Richard as both players protect the defence and link the attack.

Fatih Karagumruk possible starting lineup:
Sirigu; Biraschi, Dursun, Sangare, Mercan; Bertolacci, Rohden; Keles, Eysseric, Mor; Yalcin

Alanyaspor possible starting lineup:
Taskiran; Balkovec, Aliti, Lima, Hadergjonaj; Novais, Richard; Aydin, Sisto, Augusto; Eduardo

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We say: Fatih Karagumruk 1-1 Alanyaspor

Alanyaspor have dominated this fixture in recent years and will look to extend the run over their hosts. However, while we think the visitors are capable of doing this, we are predicting the game to end in a draw.

For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.

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