Trabzonspor continues to provide good games in Turkish Super Lig. Last time out, another victory was added to their list against Yeni Malatyaspor. Most of the excitement was seen in the first part of the game when three goals were scored.
Trabzonspor, who was a guest in this match, was the first to score goals by Novak and Sosa. The home team was also effective in the first part of the game, the goal was scored by Bulut. The match was settled in the fifty-fifth minute with a goal by the guests, scored by Nwakaeme for the final result 1:3.
Trabzonspor is in the first place with fifty-two points, a place that leads directly to the group stage of the Champions League. Basaksehir has the same number of points and is also an opponent in the upcoming match. This one should be very interesting.
Offensive midfielder Guilherme (18/5) is suspended, while injured remain offensive midfielder Sari (13/3) and left full-back Corekci (13/0).
Basaksehir also enters this duel with very good confidence. They have four wins in a row, three of them in the Super Lig. The last triumph came against Goztepe, playing as guests. The ball was in the possession of the home team most of the time, but the guests showed better focus and with great transition game they were able to score three goals by Ba, Crivelli, and Kahveci which were enough for another routine, 0:3 win.
They also did well to get a narrow 1:0 advantage in the Europa League game at home against Copenhagen last Thursday night. Basaksehir currently ranks second with fifty-two points, the same as their first-ranked rival. This place provides them with Champions League qualifications.
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Central defender Epureanu (22/0) is suspended, with the guests probably having no fresh injury worries for this one.
Probably one of more important matches in the season
Both teams understand the importance of this duel. They are aware of the fact that a draw does not change their situation. Just winning this match makes sense and I believe both teams will strive for it. If a team concedes a goal, they will likely respond with the same measure. Trabzonspor has improved their efficiency but remains quite vulnerable at the back while Basaksehir anyway needs to risk more.