This Sunday, Trabzonspor are going to host Alanyaspor at Medical Park Stadium counting for 11th round of Turkish Super League. This will be surely the most exciting match-up in this round.
Trabzonspor are currently at the 5th spot in the league table. They have won 4 times, drawn 4 times and lost twice. Having gathered 16 points, they are only 3 points shy of the league leaders Alanyaspor. The last round was rough for Trabzonspor. They had an unexpected defeat against Göztepe. However, there were lots of details to pay attention to. Trabzonspor, so to speak, were butchered by the referees. Last night, the club president Ahmet Ağaoğlu made a phone call during a national broadcast and stated that they have been following every questionable decision referees have been giving against them. He continued: “Our players have been fighting tooth and nail despite many mishaps we have experienced. And yet, referees have not been fair. I cannot accept so-called mistakes to happen to us every time. The fact that our positive football is being punished by dubious mistakes shows that justice in Turkish football should be questioned.” So, I expect a hostile atmosphere in the stadium this week. There will be a lot of pressure on the referee and the fans will be booing even a throw-in decision. In addition to the psychological aspect of this game, we should not disregard the positive football Trabzon have been playing. When it is all said and done, they are like to end the league in the top 3.
Alanyaspor, on the other hand, is the most unanticipated team of the season. They have done a remarkable job so far. Having gathered 19 points with 5 wins, 4 draws, and 1 loss, they remain the first. Even I suspected that they would not sustain their great performance after the first rounds but they proved me wrong. Their only defeat came against Beşiktaş on the road and I’d like to draw your attention to this exact match. There were a lot of similarities between this match and the match we are talking about at the moment. Beşiktaş were experiencing a tough period and were complaining a lot about the referees. They desperately needed a win and they managed to beat Alanyaspor one way or another. Alanyaspor were at their peak but it didn’t matter after all.
Similar to Beşiktaş, Trabzonspor is one of the 4 giants in Turkish football. Regardless of their opponents, they always have the upper hand at home. I believe there is great value in this game. At the moment, odds for the home win are around 2.45. This will be a hard-fought match for sure but Trabzonspor cannot lose at home two rounds in a row. Even though Alanyaspor are the league leaders at the moment, I want to remind you again that the point difference between the two teams is only three. Therefore, my pick is Trabzonspor to win. If you also want to be part of the winning team, register for the best betting platform via BET-IBC, the best betting agent.