Potentially Decisive Matches Rock the Turkish Super Lig on SundayPublished March 22, 2020 by Florin P
Istanbul BB and Trabzonspor fight for the first place in the Turkish Super Lig, as Galatasaray try to remain within striking distance of the leading pair.
The Turkish Super Lig is slowly approaching its conclusion and several teams are still actively chasing the trophy. Istanbul BB and Trabzonspor are tied for the lead, but the perennial champions Galatasaray are within striking distance. All three teams play on Sunday afternoon and in spite of starting with the first chance, the pressure is weighing heavily on their shoulders.
Everything on the Line for Rizespor and Galatasaray
Galatasaray plays first at 1 PM UK time and on this occasion, traveling isn’t a big concern for the Turkish champions. They will play against Rizespor on a deserted stadium, so there will be no fans to cheer for the home team. Galatasaray are not the best traveling team and will face an opponent that is in dire need of points to avoid relegation. The visitors have a slight edge and get odds of 3/4 at bet365 Sports but they are expected to be hard tested by the highly motivated Rizespor.
Istanbul BB Seeks Solitary Lead on Sunday Afternoon
Istanbul BB have pulled out a miracle comeback in the Europa League two weeks ago and they can now focus on the domestic championship. The team is tied for the lead with Trabzonspor and play at 4 PM UK time against Alanyaspor. These are two teams who perform much better in front of their fans, only today there will be no spectators in the stadium. Even so, home pitch advantage and an overall better head to head record explain the favorite status and the odds of 4/5 offered by bet365 Sports on the hosts to win.
Trabzonspor Face Goztepe in Tough Away Match
Trabzonspor is the best traveling team in the Turkish first division and the current leader, based on a superior goal average. Defending this position will be difficult on the road against Goztepe, a team that lost just three home games this season. The visitors won’t have to worry about the raucous crowd and by playing on an empty stadium they are favorites with odds of 6/5. The hosts have no reason to settle for a draw and can push for a victory, which is currently priced at 21/10 by 888 Sport.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 19 at 8 am UK time.