Bursaspor vs Antalyaspor: Preview and Prediction

Bursaspor vs Antalyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 19th December 2016
Kick-off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Ataturk Stadium, Bursa.

Bursaspor were beaten 2-1 by Besiktas away from home on matchday 14 and they will be keen to get back to winning ways when they host an in-form Antalyaspor on Monday evening.

The Green Crocodiles are not in good form at the moment and managed only one win in their last 5 league games. The lone win had come against a relegation battling Rizespor in their latest home game, while they drew 2 and lost 3. Bursa had an excellent start to the season and were 4th in the table after 10 rounds. But they have now dropped two places and sit sixth on the standings.

Antalyaspor on the other hand are a team on some form at the moment. It took them 9 matchdays to register their first league win of the season. From then on, they picked 5 wins and a draw from six matches, a run which has pushed them up to 9th in the league table. They are coming on the back of an excellent 1-0 win at home over Fenerbahce last weekend and morale will be certainly high.

Bursaspor vs Antalyaspor: Head-to-head Stats

Bursa were unbeaten in 6 matches with 3 wins and 3 draws, until Antalyaspor won both Super Lig fixtures of last season. Antalyaspor won the corresponding fixture at the Ataturk Stadium 2-0 on November 2015 before earning a 3-0 at home on March this year.

However, Bursaspor’s recent home record against Antalyaspor is a worry as they haven’t won in the last 5 (3 draws, 2 losses). Also, they managed only 1win from the last 9, while Antalya picked 3 wins and 5 draws.

Bursaspor vs Antalyaspor: Prediction

The momentum is very much with Antalyaspor as they are on a 6 match unbeaten run with an impressive 5 wins and a draw. The hosts Bursaspor might be struggling in the league at the moment, but their home record this season is still solid as they won 4 and drawn 2 from the last 6. So there is no doubt that this will be an intense battle.

However, we believe Antalya are the team in better share here and therefore it will be beneficial to back them on a Asian Handicap of +1.5 goals to start with.

Bursaspor vs Antalyaspor: Betting Tips

Asian Handicap – Antalyaspor +1.5 at 1.775.