Goztepe vs Hatayspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 19 December 2020
Kick-off at 11:30 UK/ 12:30 CET
Venue: Gürsel Aksel Stadyumu (Izmir).
Turkish Superlig resumes on Saturday with Goztepe welcoming the newly promoted Hatayspor to the Gursel Aksel Stadium.
The hosts are on a good run of form at their own turf and bagged 3 wins and 2 draws from the 5 games so far while losing once. This is why they are 5th in the table and a win here will push them to fourth in the standings dismantling Besiktas.
Hatayspor are a team capable of surprising, but this happens only when they play at their home ground and are unbeaten in 6 home games this season with 4 wins and 2 draws.
It is a whole different picture when they are on the travels and they are third from bottom in that aspect. They did manage a win though, however they failed to score in the all remaining 4 games.
It does come as a surprise to us that the bookies are undervaluing Goztepe in this match and they are priced at high 2.15 odd to win on Saturday. We will take a look at the h2h and previous meetings between the sides to see if we can make use of this good odds.
Head-to-head & Previous Meetings
The teams played against each other on quite a few occasions between 2001 and 2015 and when both were in the second division of Turkish football league.
Goztepe had a decent record in that period as they emerged victorious in 5 of the 8 games and lost just once along with 2 draws.
At home, their h2h record stays at 3 wins and 1 draw from 4 games.
Goztepe Izmir vs Hatayspor Prediction
Having lost just once at home this season and a remarkable scoring record to go with it, Goztepe can be backed to beat Hatayspor on Saturday night. The visitors have a poor account of themselves on the road and scored just once in those games this season.
Meantime, we are sceptical if the game could see over 2.5 goals or if there is a chance for both teams to score. Hatayspor’s scoring record away from home is the reason for this and from an analysts point of view this is a 1-0 or 2-0 full-time score game.
Goztepe vs Hatayspor Betting Tips
Home win @ 2.15 odd.