Gençlerbirliği and Fenerbahçe meet at Eryaman Stadyumu, in a match for the 9th round of the Süper Lig. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 8 matches won 4, tied 3 and lost 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 07‑07‑2020, ended with a tie by (1‑1). Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team is currently in 19th position, with 5 points won, after 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they drew at home against Gaziantep FK by (1‑1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against İstanbul Başakşehir by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 3 victories, 1 draw and 11 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 29 suffered; against 5 victories, 6 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 20 suffered. In their last 10 home matches Gençlerbirliği has recorded 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. Their defense has not been very solid, since they have suffered goals in 5 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 7 times and never managed to come back. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there are 2 periods that stand out: they have scored 8 of their 21 goals between minutes (46′ ‑ 60 ‘); they have conceded 11 of their 24 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The home team is coming off a 2-1 loss away from home to Basaksehir. In the previous match they drew 1-1 with Gaziantep’s team at home. In 19th position, he is having a bad season, much lower than expected from last season. The coach will have three absences for the game: defender Salih Dursun and center forward Bogdan Stancu, both injured. Additionally, defender Mattias Johansson is serving suspension.
After 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 2nd position, with 17 points won. In their last match, they lost to Konyaspor at home by (0‑2), after having won away in the previous match, in a match against Antalyaspor, by (1‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 5 victories, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 18 suffered; against 9 victories, 4 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium, with 32 goals scored and 18 suffered. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they drew with Fatih Karagümrük at home by (3‑3). In their last 4 away games for the championship, Fenerbahçe has registered 3 wins and 1 draw, for which they have won 10 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 4 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 6 of the last 8 matches for this competition, so they were not very strong defensively. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 10 of their 25 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The visitors lost the last home game to Konyaspor, 0-2. In the previous match, the Antalyaspor team won 1-2 away from home. Occupying 2nd place, they are doing a good campaign, in keeping with the team’s tradition and the investments made for the season. The coach will have three absences for the game: center forward (starter) Enner Valencia, defender (starter) Gökhan Gönül and goalkeeper (substitute) Harun Tekin, all injured.