Bursaspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu (Bursa).
Yeni Malatyaspor are definitely the most pleasant surprise of the season so far in Super Lig. They well confounded pre-season expectations by holding the sky-high 2nd place after 16 rounds of the campaign. Erol Bulut’s troops took the max advantage of the somewhat easier schedule in recent weeks to pick up four consecutive wins in all competitions.
The visitors eased past the third-division Etimesgut Belediyespor via two separate 2-0 wins in the 5th round of Turkish Cup. They also stormed past the likes of BB Erzurumspor and Antalyaspor in last two league matches. Bulut can be particularly thrilled with his side’s defensive performances as Malatya allowed only one goal in last four matches across competitions. Can they maintain such fine defensive form on Sunday afternoon against 10th-placed Bursaspor away at Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu?
Bursaspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Head-to-head
This is only the second season to see these two likes battling it out together in the same division.
Bursa claimed four points from two last term encounters with Malatyaspor.
The Green Crocodiles took a 2-4 victory on the road while the reverse fixture saw a goalless draw in mid-February.
Bursaspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Prediction
The hosts pretty much had a roller-coaster campaign packed with ups and downs so far in the season. They will come into this in low spirits after taking only one point from past two league rounds. They afield to find the back of the net in each of last two fixtures against Antalyaspor and Goztepe.
The Green Crocodiles will be up against a stern defensive line of Malatya’s here which is why we see a tremendous value in backing the visitors to keep things quiet at the back at the odds of 3.75. The value is also with Malatya not to lose at 1.83, while Under 2.5 goals FT is paid at 1.70.
Bursaspor vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Bet Tips
Yeni Malatyaspor or Draw @ 1.83 (5/6)
Yeni Malatyaspor to keep a clean sheet @ 3.75 (11/4).