Erzurumspor vs Akhisar
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
Kick-Off 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu (Erzurum).
Bottom two sides of Turkish Super Lig standings will drop curtain on Matchday No 28 on Monday evening at Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu. Both teams have been struggling badly ever since the season began which is why we have reasons to call this a genuine relegation six-pointer this late in the campaign.
The hosts are in a somewhat tougher position sitting at the very foot of league ladder. They are two points shy of Monday counterparts and as many as six below the safe zone line. Only a win here would thus do the job for the team led by Hamza Hamzaoglu. However, their recent spell of form does not quite suggest such scenario as the hosts took just one point in past five league ties. They lost three on the spin scoring just two goals in the process.
Erzurumspor vs Akhisar: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head clash between the two likes.
They first met each other five years ago in the third round of Turkish Cup when Akhisarspor took a 2-1 victory after extra-time.
They shared spoils in a 1-1 draw when they locked horns in the first half of this season in Super Lig.
Erzurumspor vs Akhisar: Prediction
Akigo are definitely form favourites coming into this one. They kept back-to-back clean sheets in narrow wins over Umraniyespor (0-1 in the first leg of the cup semi-final) and Goztepe (0-1 in the previous round of Super Lig).
Last Sunday’s win at Goztepe was only the second away win of the entire campaign for Akhisarspor. They struggled badly to pick up results on travels so far in the season. The team won 2, drew 1 and lost as many as 10 of 13 away fixtures in this term of Super Lig.
Nevertheless, the highly-improved defensive line of Akigo’s might do the job against Erzurumspor here given the hosts lacked creativity up front in recent weeks. The value is strong with the visitors to avoid a defeat at 1.83 odds.
Erzurumspor vs Akhisar: Bet Tips
Akhisar or Draw @ 1.83 (5/6)
Erzurum Under 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).