After a disastrous international break, Turkish football finally returns to the Super League this weekend. Although the national team offers no enjoyment these days, there are some games in the Super League that you won't want to miss.
National team breaks usually benefit the weaker teams more since they do not send many players, unlike the stronger teams. Thus, the gap between the strong teams and weak teams will likely narrow this week, leading to more competitive and exciting matches.
I think the most enjoyable game to watch this week will be between Sivasspor and Fenerbahçe on Saturday night. Sivasspor has played one of the most positive games in the Super League this season, scoring an average of 3.3 goals in each game so far.
The team certainly knows how to score, but even more so, it does not know how to defend. In its last match, Sivasspor could not hold on to a 3-1 lead and lost two points after finishing the game with a 4-4 draw against Yeni Malatyaspor.
Fenerbahçe, on the other hand, has fought a civil war before the national team break and it is now time for the new club administration to prove its strength. Therefore, both teams will be on the offensive. Expect lots of goals in this fun Saturday night action.
My second favorite game this week will be Beşiktaş versus Göztepe. The only clean sheet Beşiktaş has had this season was against Kayserispor, one of the most offensively dull teams in the Super League.
Meanwhile, Göztepe was one of the best performing teams in the league ahead of the international break, with three victories in a row. They can easily break Beşiktaş's defensive line and score a goal or two.
Although coach Şenol Güneş's team struggles to find a way past opponents that park the bus, Göztepe is not such a team. Thus, Beşiktaş will definitely find opportunities too.
Lastly, Trabzonspor was another rising team before the break with their direct, effective game. Just like Sivasspor, Trabzonspor's games have seen an average of 3.5 goals per game, but they managed to achieve this statistic much more successfully.
They share the top-scoring team position of the Super League with Kasımpaşa, but with a better goal difference. This week they will play against Erzurumspor.
The eastern Anatolian team is in the last place, but they put Mehmet Özdilek in charge of the team and got their first win before the break. Thus, Erzurumspor is now a much tougher nut to crack and will prove to be a good test for Trabzonspor's direct attacking game.
I expect the match to be a very close call, with any result being possible.