Antalyaspor vs Konyaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Antalya Stadyumu, Antalya.
There were only two points separating Antalyaspor and Konyaspor just ahead of the drop zone at the end of the last Super Lig season. They started the new campaign in different fashions as the visitors will be the team to head into their second round clash higher on confidence.
Riza Calimbay’s troops managed to come on top in a very interesting five-goal thriller against the recently promoted BB Erzurumspor side.
Striker Mustapha Yatabare completed a brace by scoring the 85th-minute match winner to set the final score 3-2 in the favour of the Anatolian Eagle. He spent the last season on loan at Kardemir Karabukspor and he looks to be a string addition to the team ahead of this campaign.
Calimbay thus has an interesting attacking pair in the likes of Yatabare and Adis Jahovic who will be the main threat to Antalyaspor goal on Saturday evening.
Antalyaspor vs Konyaspor: Head-to-head
- Konya lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into the landmark 40th encounter with the Scorpions.
- Each of last three H2H meetings, however, ended without a winner.
- Only one of last six H2H games saw three or more goals scored.
Antalyaspor vs Konyaspor: Prediction
Antalya did nothing to harm Kayserispor in a 2-0 defeat last weekend and we are not quite confident about their chances to fix things up against a highly-motivated Konya here.
The visitors boosted up their confidence by netting three goals six days ago and they are worth backing not to lose at 1.50 odds here.
The draw remains the most likable of three outcomes as it happened in each of last three meetings between these two outfits.
Since Konya were thriving in the final third last weekend, we do find the value in backing them to score two or more goals past the struggling opposition at the odds of 2.50.
Antalyaspor vs Konyaspor: Bet Tips
Konyaspor or Draw Double Chance @ 1.50
Konyaspor Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50.