Erzurum vs Kayserispor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 23 December 2018
Kick-Off at 10:30 UK / 11:30 CET
Venue: Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu (Erzurum).
Kayseri escaped the red zone after back-to-back league successes against Kasimpasa and Akhisarspor in past two rounds. They climbed up to 13th place in the Super Lig standings and are three points adrift of Sunday rivals Erzurumspor who are inside the danger area. With just three points separating the two teams on the brink of the drop zone, we can call this a relegation six-pointer, though.
The hosts will also come into it with an improved confidence after holding the likes of Fenerbahce to a 2-2 draw on Monday evening at Sukru Saracoglu. Erzurum thus ruined Ersun Yanal’s debut on Fener’s bench even though the Yelow Canaries got off to a fantastic start grabbing a two-goal cushion early on in the game. However, Mehmet Ozdilek’s men showed huge spirit and mental strength to come from behind and earn a massive 2-2 draw at the end thanks to a 92nd-minute goal from substitute Lennart Thy.
Erzurum vs Kayserispor: Head-to-head
The two teams did not have the opportunity to lock horns in the past.
Erzurum vs Kayserispor: Prediction
The mentioned draw at Sukru Saracoglu ended Erzurum’s two-loss thread in Super Lig. However, they still remained fairly easy to break down making it three consecutive league games with two or more gaols conceded on Monday. They allowed seven goals in past three league outings which will be the music to the ears of Kayseri’s forwards Tyaron Cherry, Umut Bulut and Asamoah Gyan.
The visitors made it four wins on the trot across competitions if we count back-to-back victories over lower-division Altay in Turkish Cup (1-2 and 4-1). They notched an impressive 0-3 victory over Kasimpasa on the previous travel in the league.
Knowing about Erzurum’s defensive woes, we just have to try with the visitors to net two or more goals on the day at the odds of 3.40. Anatolian Star are also worth backing not to lose at quite attractive 1.83 odds.
Erzurum vs Kayserispor: Bet Tips
Kayserispor or Draw @ 1.83 (5/6)
Kayserispor Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40 (12/5).