Alanyaspor vs Erzurumspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 10:30 UK / 11:30 CET
Venue: Bahcesehir Okullari Stadyumu (Alanya).
Alanyaspor surprisingly ended a two-win streak last weekend when they fell 3-1 away at rock-bottomed Akhisarspor. Can they regain the confidence with a result on the home patch against another relegation threatened outfit Erzurumspor on Sunday morning?
Sergen Yalcin’s men are generally much more dangerous when they play in their own backyard and we have reasons to expect them to bounce back here against Erzurum. Alanya won 6, drew 3 and lost 3 of 12 home outings so far in the season. They conceded just seven goals in the process which is why Erzurum’s build up play might likely suffer on the day.
Alanyaspor vs Erzurumspor: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Erzurumspor claimed a 1-0 victory in their maiden clash against Alanyaspor in early-October last year at Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu.
Alanyaspor vs Erzurumspor: Prediction
The visitors were doomed for the relegation battle ever since they joined the elite class of Turkish football for the first time in their history this season. They did have some shine moments throughout a campaign which overall saw them struggling to cope with top flight outfits.
Erzurum are still in contention for saving the top tier status, but they have a mountain to climb to make it count being five points below the safe zone line at the moment. The main problem for the team led by Hamza Hamzaoglu is the lack of consistency. Erzurumspor lost matched against the likes of Rizespor and Ankaragucu of late, but they held heavyweights Galatasaray to a 1-1 draw in the previous round.
Erzurum are the only team in the division without a single victory on the road, but they also lost no more than four of eleven matches away from home this season. Alanya are unbeaten in last eight home outings in all competitions and we will back their win as the main betting option at the odds of 1.80 here.
Alanyaspor vs Erzurumspor: Bet Tips
Alanyaspor to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
HT/FT Draw/Alanyaspor @ 4.33 (10/3).