CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON - Friday, May 20, 2011
Jozy Altidore and Bursaspor will try to clinch third place in the Super Lig against Genclerbirligi while Freddy Adu and Rizespor travel to take on Orduspor
The final match for Bursaspor in the Süper Lig season gets underway on Saturday at a neutral site with a chance to clinch the third spot in the standings.
Jozy Altidore may make an appearance as a substitute, coming off a 16-minute performance last weekend in a 3-0 bashing of Kasimpaşa.
With 58 points the Green Crocs are on even terms with Gaziantepspor but have a considerable lead in goal-differential. A win will ensure their entry into the third round of qualifying of the 2011-12 Europa League competition.
Gençlerbirliği will be making the trip from the Turkish capital to Ekişehir, coming off a 3-2 loss at home to Galatasaray. Midfielder Cem Can will not make the trip due to a leg injury.
Orduspor Çaykur Rizespor
Rize head over to their Black Sea coast neighbors on Monday for the first of a home-and-away play-off to determine the third team earning promotion.
Freddy Adu can expect to relied upon for his recent good form and should start in the midfield. The 21-year old will recall the Ordu squad he faced in his Turkish debut last February when Rize routed their rivals 3-0. In their first meeting in September, the two clubs shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Having not lost in their latest eight outings, Ordu are riding the momentum of a 1-0 win over Denizlispor last weekend.
Neither club are repoting major injury worries.