The relegation battle in Turkish football has intensified in recent weeks as seven teams fight to stay in the Turkish Super Lig.
Genclerbirligi, Yukatel Denizlispor, Ittifak Holding Konyaspor, BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor, Caykur Rizespor, Hes Kablo Kayserispor and Ankaragucu are in a race to avoid relegation with two games left in the season.
Genclerbirligi are four points clear of relegation in spot 12 in the standings — one victory from avoiding relegation.
The Ankara team have a huge advantage in the intense race after defeating Goztepe 3-1 last week.
– Konyaspor and Denizlispor have remarkable wins against 2 top ranked teams
Yukatel Denizlispor and Ittifak Holding Konyaspor, who are currently at the 13th and 14th places, respectively, earned wins over title challengers Trabzonspor and Medipol Basaksehir last week.
While Ittifak Holding Konyaspor defeated the leaders Medipol Basaksehir 4-3 in a thriller, Yukatel Denizlispor beat Trabzonspor 2-1 in Denizli.
Both teams increased hopes of staying in the league following the victories.
– Malatyaspor out of relegation zone on goal difference
Turkish league fans will witness a key match in the upcoming fixture between teams fighting for survival.
Caykur Rizespor will host BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor in Rize on Sunday in a highly-anticipated match for Turkish Super Lig relegation.
Rizespor and Malatyaspor each collected 32 points but Rizespor are in the relegation zone in the 16th place by goal difference.
After dropping points in two consecutive matches, Kayserispor missed an opportunity to jump off the relegation zone as they currently have 32 points.
Kayserispor have one of the worst upcoming fixtures, facing the top two placed teams in the table, Basaksehir and Trabzonspor, in the last two games.
Another Ankara team, Ankaragucu, are at the bottom with 29 points, they got the much-needed three points after beating Galatasaray last week.
Fixtures of 7 clubs facing fight to stay in Turkish Super Lig:
Genclerbirligi (36): Demir Grup Sivasspor (Away), Besiktas (Home)
Yukatel Denizlispor (35): Aytemiz Alanyaspor (Away), Ankaragucu (Home)
Ittifak Holding Konyaspor (33): Trabzonspor (Away), Aytemiz Alanyaspor (Home)
BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor (32): Caykur Rizespor (Away), Gaziantep FK (Home)
Caykur Rizespor (32): BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor (Home), Fenerbahce (Away)
Hes Kablo Kayserispor (32): Medipol Basaksehir (Away), Trabzonspor (Home)
Ankaragucu (29): Fraport TAV Antalyaspor (Home), Yukatel Denizlispor (Away)
Source: Anadolu Agency