Goztepe vs Antalyaspor
Date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bornova Stadyumu (Izmir).
The second leg of round of 16 matches in the Turkish Cup will see Goztepe host the Scorpions on Wednesday.
Hosts will have to be at their best in defense to keep the team from Antalya at bay. With a 3 away gal advantage Goztepe cannot make a mess of things naturally. But with their recent defensive show things may get out of the ordinary.
Goz Goz has remained unbeaten in their last 4 competitive games but lost the most recent one against Yeni Malatyaspor. Four of the latest matches they played had over 2.5 goals in total as well. At home they have 3 wins and a loss in the last 5 matches they played in both cup and the league. The major highlight at home was that they kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 matches.
They had a much easier opponents in the Cup so far, with the latest of them against Nazillispor. The Super Lig side won both the legs with both of those matches ending with over 2.5 goals in the scoreline.
Antalyaspor faced a similar situation in their last round of the Turkish Cup. They were drawn 2-2 against Darcia in the first leg, but went on to win it 1-0 in the reverse fixture. But drawing to a team much below their ranks have made the fans uneasy.
Currently they are on a 3 match drawing streak in all competitions. Recent away form is unconvincing as it can get. They are losing matches on the road in frequent intervals recently. From the previous 5 games away from home 3 were won and 2 were lost.
With both the teams at the same level in the Super Lig table, we can expect a close game on Wednesday. The away goal advantage will definitely help the hosts.
Goztepe vs Antalyaspor: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored and both teams found the net in 4 of those 5 matches.
- The hosts have won only once and lost twice against these opponents in 4 games between them at this venue.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 matches and all those games had a common outcome 2-1.
Goztepe vs Antalyaspor: Prediction
The h2h stats does not give any side the advantage, but the away side looks better at present. They are on top of this opponents in the Super Lig table and have lost lesser matches than them. So maybe we may see the away side win. But the home team have 3 away goals in their hand, which may prove crucial too.
Both sides have scored in their last 4 meetings across all venues. Since both of them have been conceding goals in their corresponding home and away matches respectively, we can bet on both sides to score on Wednesday too.
Three of the recent home matches of the hosts had less than 2.5 goals at the final whistle. This trend is also visible in the recent 4 matches on the road played by the team from Antalya too. So even though the first leg had a total of 6 goals, we can bet on a score with less than 2.5 goals.
Goztepe vs Antalyaspor: Betting Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.87
Under 2.5 goals at full time @ 1.88.