Genclerbirligi vs Bursaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday 26th December, 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 UK
Venue: Ankara Ondokuz Mayis Stadyumu, Ankara.
Genclerbirligi have found the right shape in the second part of Super Lig since they were undefeated in seven straight matches in all competitions showing a super solid defensive line having conceded no more than a single goal in the run. However, they suffered a serious blow last Monday when they faced inspired Fenerbahce who took a demolishing 3-0 win.
Serdar Gurler wil be hoping to get back to scoring after failing to find the net in consecutive league matches with Fener and Istanbul Basaksehir. He bagged five goals so far in the competition and he was on target in a commanding 3 – 0 win over Menemen Belediyespor in the cup match seven days ago.
Bursaspor are hoping to challenge the positions which lead to European competitions in the next season. They are currently holding the 5th place mainly thanks to impressive performances at their Timsah Arena where they are undefeated in last seven fixtures. The story is somewhat different with away matches as the team led by Hamza Hamzaoglu lost back-to-back games to Galatasaray and Besiktas conceding five goals.
Genclerbirligi vs Bursaspor: Head-to-Head Stats
Bursa have been more successful side in the overall head to head stats winning 19 out of 42 games, but Genclerbirligi have won the last encounter in February this year with 2-0 on home ground.
Genclerbirligi vs Bursaspor: Prediction
The bookmakers have given the role of slight favorites to the hosts, which is something we would agree with because of their impressive home form in this season. The visitors are far from being a naïve team, but they will have a very difficult task avoiding a defeat in Turkish capital on Monday afternoon. Our main betting prediction will be Under 2.5 goals since we expect to see a great battle at the center of the park with probably one or none goals to make the difference.
Genclerbirligi vs Bursaspor: Betting Tips
Total Match Goals – Under 2.5 at 8/11 (1.73)
Correct Full-Time Score: Genclerbirligi 1-0 Bursaspor at 13/2 (7.50).