By Fatih Erel
ISTANBUL (AA) - Reigning champions Galatasaray will host Fenerbahce in an Istanbul derby on Saturday of Turkey’s top-tier football league.
The Super Lig match will kick off at 1730GMT at the Turk Telekom Stadium.
Top three Istanbul clubs of the previous season, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Basaksehir were off to bad starts in the 2019/20 season.
In the first five weeks of the new season, Fenerbahce scored 10 points while Galatasaray had 8 points, Besiktas and Basaksehir shared 5 points each.
The derby rivals will meet for the 390th time since competing for 110 years. Fenerbahce beat Galatasaray 146 times and were defeated 123 times.
The Yellow Canaries scored 535 goals against Galatasaray while the Lions scored 485 goals against Fenerbahce.
In the Super Lig, Fenerbahce won 50 matches against Galatasaray while the Lions won 33 matches against the Yellow Canaries.
Galatasaray also could not win the last nine matches against Fenerbahce in Turkey’s top football league.
In the last nine derby matches, Fenerbahce won three games and drew six matches against Galatasaray.
Meanwhile, Besiktas will face Trabzonspor in an away match in Trabzon, Turkey’s Black Sea region, on Sunday while Basaksehir will play against Caykur Rizespor at home in Istanbul on Friday.
Here are the week 6 fixtures:
Medipol Basaksehir - Caykur Rizespor at 1730GMT
Yukatel Denizlispor-Kasimpasa at 1200GMT
Aytemiz Alanyaspor-Demir Grup Sivasspor at 1430GMT
Galatasaray-Fenerbahce at 1700GMT
Ittifak Holding Konyaspor-Istikbal Mobilya Kayserispor at 1100GMT
MKE Ankaragucu-Genclerbirligi at 1330GMT
Antalyaspor-BtcTurk Yeni Malatyaspor at 1330GMT
Trabzonspor-Besiktas at 1600GMT
Gazisehir Gaziantep-Goztepe at 1700GMT