Fenerbahce – Feyenoord FREE PICKS
Fenerbahçe and Feyenoord meet in Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadyumu, in a friendly match. This will be the 6th of the year for Fenerbahçe, after the previous ones against Fulham, Lausanne Sport, İstanbulspor, Boluspor and Kukësi. In the case of Feyenoord, this is his 6th friendly of the year, after having already faced Basel, Young Boys, SDC Putten, ADO Den Haag and Luzern. There is only record of 2 recent direct confrontations between these two teams: on 08-12-2016, which ended with the victory of Fenerbahçe by (0-1), and on 29-09-2016, which ended with the victory of Fenerbahçe by (1-0)
This is the 6th friendly match of the year for the home team, after previous friendlies in which they registered the following results: Fenerbahçe (3-0) Fulham, Lausanne Sport (2-1) Fenerbahçe, İstanbulspor (1-1) Fenerbahçe, Boluspor (6-2) Fenerbahçe and Fenerbahçe (2-2) Kukësi. In the last 10 home matches Fenerbahçe has a record of 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 4 of the last 5 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency to have goals, since in 24 of their last 26 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 20 of the last 26 there were Over 2,5 goals. In the last 4 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Fenerbahçe came into this game with a win over Fulham, 3-0, adding the first win in this preseason: the goals were scored by Giuliano, Kaldirim and Tufan. It is important to remember that Fenerbahçe finished the Turkish championship of the previous season in the 2nd position, 3 points behind the champion Galatasaray. In this friendly against Feyenoord, new coach Phillip Cocu must organize his players in 4-2-3-1, privileging the maintenance of ball possession and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. Apparently, the coach must use an eleven very similar to the last game.
The visiting team disputes its 6th friendly of the year. In the previous friendlies he registered the following scores: Basel (0-5) Feyenoord, Young Boys (3-0) Feyenoord, SDC Putten (1-8) Feyenoord, Feyenoord (4-0) ADO Den Haag and Feyenoord (2-1) ) Luzern. In the last 10 away matches Feyenoord has won 7 and lost 3 matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 4 of the last 5 matches for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 13 of its last 15 games, of these 13 came to rest in advantage in 11 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 12.
Feyenoord reach this match with a win over Basel, by 0-5, returning to the triumphs after a snub in the friendly match against Young Boys: the goals were scored by Van Persie (2), Berghuis, Botteghin and Vilhena. It is important to underline that Feyenoord did not have an easy season in the previous year, as it finished in the fourth position of the Dutch Championship. In this game against Fenerbahçe, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst must act in 4-2-3-1, privileging the organization of his block and direct football for the attack, looking in most cases for the offensive reference Van Persie. For this game the coach must have all his players.
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