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Turkish Super Lig | Gameweek 28
Mar 4, 2024 at 5pm UK
Bahcesehir Okullari Arena

3 - 1

Aydin (8', 38'), Karaca (73')
Richard (36'), Taskiran (85'), Fer (88')
FT(HT: 2-0)
Pepe (90+5')

Preview: Alanyaspor vs. Trabzonspor - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday's Turkish Super Lig clash between Alanyaspor and Trabzonspor, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Two sides at opposite ends of the Turkish Super Lig table will face off on Monday evening when Alanyaspor welcome Trabzonspor to the Bahcesehir Okullari Arena.

The hosts are currently two points above the relegation zone while the visitors are in third place heading into this fixture.

Match preview

Abdullah Avci, now in charge of Trabzonspor, pictured in 2019© Reuters

Alanyaspor are fighting tooth and nail to remain in the Super Lig for another season, with a stoppage-time goal helping them secure a point against ten-man Fatih Karagumruk last time out.

The Alanya-based side went behind in the 24th minute when Valentin Eysseric found the net for Karagumruk. Although Alanya had a one-man advantage since the 33rd minute, it took a spot kick by Ahmed Mahgoub in stoppage time to earn them a 1-1 draw.

Only two points separates Fatih Tekke's side and the bottom four at the moment, meaning they have to avoid any unnecessary slip-ups heading into the final 11 games.

Alanyaspor have not won a match since January 20, recording five draws and one defeat since then to remain winless in six matches.

Their next game is against a side that has beaten them in their last two meetings, while scoring just one goal and conceding six times.

However, Alanya will have some confidence heading into this game, having remained unbeaten in their last six league matches on home soil, picking up two wins and four draws.

Trabzonspor made it into the Turkish Cup semi-final on Wednesday after a 1-0 victory over Istanbul Basaksehir courtesy of a 57th-minute goal by Edin Visca.

It was a similar case for the Black Sea Storm in their last league outing, as they picked up a 1-0 win over Adana Demirspor to leave them in third place with 46 points, just ahead of fourth-placed Besiktas due to a superior goal difference.

Abdullah Avci's side, who will hope they can cling to the Europa League qualifiers spot until the end of the season, have hit form at the right time, winning their last five matches across all competitions.

With 11 games left to play this season, Avci will hope his side can continue their resilient defensive showing, having conceded just one goal in their last five competitive games.

Trabzonspor are back on the road where they have picked up 21 points from a possible 42, making them the third-best away side in the league.

Alanyaspor Turkish Super Lig form:

Trabzonspor Turkish Super Lig form:

Trabzonspor Turkish form (all competitions):
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

Team News

Trabzonspor's Anastasios Bakasetas celebrates scoring their first goal with Yusuf Yazici and teammates on November 3, 2022© Reuters

Alanyaspor have a fully fit and healthy squad which gives Tekke plenty of options to tinker with his side in this one.

Efecan Karaca should lead the line for Alanya again, with Pione Sisto providing support behind the striker.

Leroy Fer and Richard Coelho should be the pair at the base of midfield, protecting the defence and linking the attack.

Trabzonspor will remain without Mislav Orsic, who is out with an ACL injury that has likely ended his season.

Paul Onuachu is also out with a broken foot, leaving Enis Destan as the option in attack once again.

Alanyaspor possible starting lineup:
Taskiran; Balkovec, Aliti, Lima, Hadergjonaj; Fer, Richard; Aydin, Sisto, Augusto; Karaca

Trabzonspor possible starting lineup:
Cakir; Meunier, Baniya, Denswil, Elmali; Mendy, Ozdemir, Bardhi; Visca, Destan, Trezeguet

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We say: Alanyaspor 0-1 Trabzonspor

Trabzonspor are in hot form right now and have looked defensively impenetrable in the last few weeks. We expect them to keep this defensive resilience while finding a way through at the other end to win the match.

For data analysis of the most likely results, scorelines and more for this match please click here.

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