Gaziantep vs Trabzonspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Friday, 2 October 2020
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Gaziantep Stadyumu (Gaziantep).
Expect a tightly contested battle when Gaziantep welcome Trabzonspor on Friday evening.
Got promoted last season, Gaziantep had an excellent campaign and achieved an 8th placed finish. This is achieved on the back of some strong home performances and they lost just 4 of the 17 games during the period.
The team managed by Romanian football manager Marius Sumudica started the new season in similar fashion and squeezed out back to back draws after a disappointing defeat at Galatasaray on matchday 1.
It is remarkable that they scored in all three games this season taking the tally to 5 with the latest 2-2 away draw at Goztepe.
Trabzonspor were front-runners for Super Lig title last season, but stumbled in the last lap and ended up 4 points behind Basaksehir.
Their start to the new season is less than convincing with a home defeat to Besiktas (1-3) and goal-less draw at Denizli. They did register the first win of the campaign against Yeni Malatyaspor (3-1) and we expect to see some consistency from hereon.
Just like us, the bookies also think that this will be a even contest and this is why Trabzon are priced at 2.10 odd to win, while the away win can be backed at 3.20 and a draw at 3.60.
Gaziantep vs Trabzonspor Head-to-head
Trabzonspor are in the 6 overall meetings between the two sides – 4 wins and 2 draws.
However, there is only 1 meeting between the sides so far at the Gaziantep Stadyumu, which was last season and ended in 1-1 stalemate.
Both teams scored in 4 of the 6 meetings between the same and the same number of games saw over 2.5 goals.
Gaziantep vs Trabzonspor Prediction
This is a tough one to call with both teams being inconsistent at the start of the season. Yet, there is no doubt in quality and hard working mentality of either sides and we must expect a closely fought battle at the Gaziantep Stadyumu on Friday.
If the tend since lockdown can be trusted, both teams to score stand out as the top bet since the same is seen in 78% of fixtures involving Gaziantep and 90% in the case of Trabzonspor.
Gaziantep vs Trabzonspor Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 1.57 odd.