Akhisarspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-Off 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Spor Toto Akhisar Belediye Stadi (Akhisar).
Akhisarspor are searching for salvation points in Sunday’s home tie with top-half Yeni Malatyaspor at Spor Toto Akhisar Belediye Stadi.
Hosts are in a must-win situation being five points short of the safe zone with only four matches left to play. They have a super tough fixture against Fenerbahce way at Sukru Saracoglu scheduled for next weekend, meaning anything but a win here would likely drop them down to the second division of Turkish football.
Luckily for Ercan Kahyaoglu, his men are going up against non-motivated opposition in 31st round.
The visitors have nowhere to go in four remaining outings of the season. This is why Akigo were in poor form with three defeats, one draw and one win in last five ties in all competitions.
They suffered a demolishing 2-5 home loss in the reverse fixture of the Turkish Cup semi-final against Galatasaray last week, but managed to bounce back with a 2-1 home victory over Kasimpasa on Monday.
Akhisarspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head meeting between the two sides.
None of past three H2H clashes offered a winner.
None of three head to head games brought three or more goals either.
Both H2H games in the previous term of Super Lig ended in goalless draw, while this term’s clash saw a 1-1 scoreline.
Akhisarspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Prediction
Malatya took most of their points in front of the home crowd this season. Even though they sit at sky-high 7th place in the league ladder, the team currently led by Hakan Caliskan have a dreadful record of 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 defeats in 15 away matches so far in the campaign.
The visitors lost four on the bounce away from home in Super Lig scoring just one goal in the process. Akhisar, who made it to the Cup final thanks to two separate 1-0 wins over lower-division Umraniyespor in the semis, are in much greater need for points here. They kept their net untouched in past two games across competitions which is why the home win to nil is the way to go here in our opinion.
Akhisarspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Bet Tips
Akhisarspor to win @ 1.90 (9/10)
Akhisarspor to keep a clean sheet @ 2.62 (13/8).