Final season was one thing of a horror present for Fenerbahce followers, who watched their facet huff and puff earlier than finally ending narrowly exterior of the European locations. This time round, Ersun Yanal’s males can be hoping to get off to a significantly better begin. Gaztiantep, who’ve stepped as much as the top-flight having gained the second-division play-offs on the finish of the final marketing campaign, may also be trying to make a optimistic begin to life within the Tremendous Lig.

Fenerbahce had one clear drawback final time period and that was an absence of targets. They weren’t wonderful defensively, however nonetheless conceded much less targets than all however 4 of the opposite 17 Tremendous Lig groups. On the different finish of the pitch, it was a battle, as they scored a quite subdued 44 targets. To place that into context, the groups that Fenerbahce hope to raised this time period all scored greater than that, with the likes of Galatasaray, Trabzonspor and Besiktas all scoring 60+.

Creativity wasn’t an enormous problem for Fenerbahce, who ended the marketing campaign with 53.24 anticipated targets for, which was solely 6.86 lower than Besiktas, who topped the anticipated targets for desk, however getting the ball within the internet definitely was. Over the summer season, supervisor Yanal has acted by bringing in Vedat Muriqi, who impressed when scoring 17 Tremendous Lig targets for Rizespor final time period, and Max Kruse, who netted 72 targets in 216 Bundesliga appearances for Freiburg, Gladbach, Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen mixed. With such gamers, Fenerbahce must be far more deadly in entrance of objective.

Gaziantep have additionally been busy within the switch market through the low season, although their additions are much less spectacular than Fenerbahce’s. Monday’s guests have introduced in some Tremendous Lig expertise by including Mugdat Celik from Galatasray and Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik from Kayserispor. Souleymane Diarra has additionally joined from French second-tier facet Lens, whereas Raman Chibsah and Junior Morais have are available in from Frosinone and FCSB respectively. Nevertheless, Gaziantep nonetheless seem like missing by way of top-flight expertise.

In fact, this seems a comparatively easy opening activity for Fenerbahce, who actually ought to enhance significantly on final season’s displaying.

From a betting perspective, this definitely isn’t probably the most interesting of fixtures, however these trying to get entangled gained’t go far improper with ‘Fenerbahce to Win & Over 2.5 Objectives’. The hosts, who noticed a median of three.05 targets scored at this venue final time period, have added some much-needed firepower over the summer season, firepower that must be pay dividends in opposition to a visiting facet that seemingly lacks the standard to do effectively at this degree.

‘Appropriate Rating’ punters can strive a 3-Zero residence win. Regardless of their total offensive woes final time period, creating probabilities and even scoring targets wasn’t usually an issue at residence for Fenerbahce, who with the likes of recent boys Kruse and Muriqi of their ahead line can punish newly promoted guests.

This can be simply the second assembly between this pair, and the primary since 2003. Again then, Fenerbahce gained by three targets to nil.

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