Erzurumspor vs Trabzonspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu (Erzurum).
Erzurumspor are looking for salvation points on Saturday when they play host to Trabzonspor at Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu. The hosts are in a very difficult situation as they sit second from bottom with as many as six points between them and the safe zone.
Hamza Hamzaoglu’s men took just one point from past three league outings. It, however, came in the previous home fixture against the likes of Galatasaray (1-1). They fell 2-1 away at 8th-placed Alanyaspor last weekend. Bouncing back against Trabzonspor will be a super tough task for them.
Karadeniz Firtinasi took seven out of nine possible points in past three rounds. They produced seven goals in the process netting at least two in each of these three outings.
Erzurumspor vs Trabzonspor: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head meeting between the two teams.
They played each other in Turkish Cup back in late 2017 when Trabzonspor claimed two demolishing wins (0-4 and 5-1).
However, Erzurumspor managed to hold Karadeniz Firtinasi to a goalless draw when two sides battled it out in this term of Super Lig away at Medical Park Stadyumu.
Erzurumspor vs Trabzonspor: Prediction
This one can go either way as far as the outcome is concerned. The visitors should be favourites by the look at the standings, but they have a dismal record in games away from home this season. They won only 3, drew 5 and lost 4 of 12 league matches on the road.
On the other side, Erzurum claimed four points in last two home matches, a streak which includes a 1-1 draw to second-placed Galatasaray in the previous league affair at Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu.
This is why backing goals looks to be a much wiser betting option. Each of past five games Trabzon played on the road saw goals scored at both ends. The same scenario happened in each of last two of Erzurum’s home ties.
Erzurumspor vs Trabzonspor: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.83 (5/6).