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Oct 24, 2021 at 5pm UK at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium
FenerbahceFenerbahce
1-2
AlanyasporAlanyaspor
Dursun (80')
Zajc (32'), Novak (85')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Akbaba (75'), Bekiroglu (90+3')
Novais (70')

Preview: Fenerbahce vs. Alanyaspor - prediction, team news, lineups

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

Fenerbahce will host Alanyaspor on Sunday, with the home side, who currently sit in third position, looking to bounce back after losing away to Trabzonspor last weekend.

Alanyaspor enter the weekend in 10th position, and the visitors will be looking to continue their six-game unbeaten run.


Match preview

Fenerbahce's Ozan Tufan celebrates scoring their first goal against Besiktas in the Super Lig in March 2021© Reuters

Fenerbahce started the campaign in an exemplary fashion, winning their first three league games without conceding a single goal.

A draw and a defeat followed, but they responded by going on another three-match winning run in the Super Lig, before losing to Trabzonspor last time out, to leave them with 19 points from their opening nine fixtures.

Diego Rossi gave his side the lead against Trabzonspor, but a brace from Anastasios Bakasetas and a goal from Yusuf Sari condemned Fenerbahce to a 3-1 defeat.

In midweek, Vitor Pereira's side turned their attention to the Europa League, when after going behind Royal Antwerp, Fenerbahce turned the game around thanks to an Enner Valencia brace, but Pieter Gerkens equalised to leave the Yellow Canaries with two points from their three group games.

Fenerbahce will be confident of beating Alanyaspor at the weekend, after winning three of their four home league games, and they are yet to taste defeat on home turf this season.

Alanyaspor started the campaign with two defeats in their first three games, but they have since turned their fortunes around.

They enter Sunday's fixture unbeaten in their previous six games, with four victories in that period, and those results have helped Alanyaspor accumulate 17 points this season.

Their most recent fixture was a nine-goal thriller, with Alanyaspor beating Kayserispor 6-3, which included a brace from Davidson.

Sunday's visitors will be hoping to keep up their consistent goalscoring form, which has seen them score in eight of their nine league games.

They will also be confident of getting a positive result at the weekend, after only losing once on their travels this season.

Fenerbahce Turkish Super Lig form:
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L

Fenerbahce form (all competitions):
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • D

Alanyaspor Turkish Super Lig form:
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • W



Team News

Fenerbahce's Mesut Ozil pictured in February 2021© Reuters

Fenerbahce will be without Mert Hakan Yandas and Serdar Aziz, who are both out injured.

Irfan Can Kahveci is still unavailable with a hamstring problem, although the hosts were boosted by the returns of Nazim Sangare and Jose Sosa, who have both featured in the last two games.

Kim Min-jae was sent off in Fenerbahce's most recent encounter, and he could be replaced by Marcel Tisserand in the starting lineup.

Alanyaspor saw Ahmet Gulay return from a long injury layoff to be an unused substitute last weekend, and he will be on the bench once again on Sunday.

Famara Diedhiou has scored two goals in three appearances for Alanyaspor, and the forward will lead the line for the visitors against Fenerbahce.

Fenerbahce possible starting lineup:
Bayindir; Tisserand, Kim, Szalai; Osayi-Samuel, Sosa, Gustavo, Kadioglu; Ozil, Valencia, Berisha

Alanyaspor possible starting lineup:
Kirintili; Juanfran, Awaziem, Milunovic, Borja; Aksoy, Gunes, Akbaba; Karaca, Davidson, Diedhiou


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We say: Fenerbahce 1-1 Alanyaspor

Fenerbahce are in fine form domestically, but they face a tough test at the weekend, and we think that Alanyaspor have enough quality to hold their opponents to a draw on Sunday.



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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1TrabzonsporTrabzonspor15123031112039
2KonyasporKonyaspor1576223131027
3Fenerbahce158342417727
4Hatayspor158252317626
5Istanbul BasaksehirIstanbul158162316725
6AlanyasporAlanyaspor157352023-324
7GalatasarayGalatasaray156542119223
8Fatih KaragumrukKaragumruk156452221122
9BesiktasBesiktas156362222021
10Adana Demirspor155552020020
11SivassporSivasspor154742115619
12Giresunspor155461513219
13KayserisporKayserispor155462022-219
14Altay155372023-318
15AntalyasporAntalyaspor155371822-418
16GaziantepGaziantep155371823-518
17Goztepe SKGoztepe SK153571521-614
18Yeni MalatyasporYeni M'spor154291223-1114
19KasimpasaKasimpasa152581422-811
20Caykur RizesporCaykur Rizespor1531111231-1910

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