After Sivasspor and Galatasaray botched their probabilities of successful the league final week, now there are solely two contenders for the championship in the Süper Lig. Sivasspor misplaced unexpectedly to Kayserispor at residence, and Galatasaray was unable to beat Başakşehir in probably the most essential sport of its season. These outcomes left solely Başakşehir with 60 factors and Trabzonspor with 58 in the championship race.
By not dropping to Galatasaray, Başakşehir was in a position to depart the final week holding on to its spot as chief of the Süper Lig. Now, it’s Trabzonspor’s flip to show itself, as a possible defeat in opposition to Galatasaray, mixed with a probable win by Başakşehir in opposition to Antalyaspor, might put the Black Sea membership in a tough spot in the title race.
Trabzonspor’s foremost benefit in opposition to Galatasaray would be the demoralization of its opponent. Başakşehir’s sport was a should win for Galatasaray and a draw meant that the gamers accepted that they aren’t in the race anymore. Although Fatih Terim’s group can nonetheless safe a Champions League ticket and Trabzonspor’s doable ban from European competitions makes the third spot very tempting, Galatasaray misplaced a good portion of its momentum final week. Thus, with out its followers and the motivation to turn out to be champions, Trabzonspor will face a mentally weaker Galatasaray than Başakşehir.
However, despite the fact that Galatasaray lacks lots of its essential gamers, it’s nonetheless a succesful group – obvious from its efficiency in opposition to Başakşehir. Trabzonspor misplaced 4 factors in its final two video games and total misplaced 22 factors in 10 video games, failing to carry on to its lead. This implies that defensively, Hüseyin Çimşir’s group is extra susceptible to collective and particular person errors than Başakşehir, which conceded the fewest objectives in the Süper Lig after Galatasaray. Considering that Galatasaray had quite a few alternatives in opposition to Başakşehir, it is extremely doable that it’ll additionally discover them in opposition to Trabzonspor.
On the opposite hand, Başakşehir might need a tough time in opposition to Antalyaspor with out Edin Visca, Daniel Aleksic and Mahmut Tekdemir. Antalyaspor can be a basic counterattacking group like Ankaragücü, the group that got here near beating Başakşehir two weeks earlier. Especially with out Visca and Aleksic, it is going to be an actual take a look at for Başakşehir to show its tactical depth. If Okan Buruk’s group loses factors in every week the place Trabzonspor performs Galatasaray, they might lose the arrogance they received in the final three weeks.
To sum up, this week will take a look at the clear weaknesses of each championship contenders as they may play in opposition to opponents who can make the most of these weaknesses rather well. Whoever can give you higher options to those weaknesses will get the higher hand in the race. Thus, this week can even be a great take a look at to see the tactical capabilities of Çimşir and Buruk.