Bursaspor looks to end winning drought

Bursaspor looks to end winning drought

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Bursaspor looks to end winning drought

One of the top contenders for the title, Bursaspor, failed to win in its last five Spor Toto Super League games, getting four draws and one defeat in the process. AA photo

The 11th round of the Spor Toto Super League will end tonight with a matchup between Bursaspor and Samsunspor.

Underachieving Bursaspor has only managed three wins in 10 matches this season and has drawn four consecutive fixtures.

The Crocs, who finished the league as champions in the 2009-2010 campaign, have yet to win a game since the last day of September, when they crushed Gençlerbirliği 4-0. Bursaspor is 12th with 13 points, 11 behind leader Fenerbahçe.

Samsunspor is on a similarly poor run of form, having picked up just a solitary win over Gençlerbirliği on the opening day of the season on Sept. 9. With its nine-match winless run, Samsunspor is in the worst form of the league and is 17th with eight points.

The match at the Bursa Atatürk Stadium kicks off at 8 p.m.

Fenerbahçe maintained its league lead with a 1-0 win over Eskişehirspor on Nov. 19.

Henri Bienvenu scored the only goal of the match on 14th minute as Fenerbahçe bounced back after suffering its first defeat this season.

The Yellow Canaries suffered a 2-0 defeat to Sivasspor on Nov. 4, bringing their 27-match unbeaten streak to an end.

Also on Nov. 19, Ankaragücü fought hard to get its first win of the season. Atilla Garhan and Tonia Tisdell scored for the Ankara side, who beat Kardemir Karabük 2-1.

Ankaragücü is still bottom with five points, while Karabük, who played under new coach Bülent Korkmaz for the first time, remained 16th with eight points.

Kayserispor beat Orduspor 1-0, Antalyaspor defeated Istanbul BB 2-1 and second-place Trabzonspor was held to a 1-1 draw at Mersin İdman Yurdu in other matches played over the weekend.