Goztepe vs Kardemir Karabukspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 27 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Bornova Doganlar Stadi (Izmir).
Kardemir Karabukspor re by far the weakest side in the elite class of the Turkish football and it’s been clear they would drop down to the second tier early in the campaign. The visitors took just 12 points in 30 league matches so far and they have nothing but pride to play for in the remaining four games of the season.
It’s hard to put pride and Kardemir Karabukspor in the same sentence, though, as the team lost ten on the bounce in Super Lig. They conceded four in the last weekend’s home loss to Bursaspor and it’s only a question of how many goals will end up in their net on Friday as well when they travel to Izmir to take on Goztepe.
The hosts are just two points shy of Trabzonspor in fifth and they will have much higher motivation to get the spoils here given that the fifth-place finish could easily lead them to Europa League next term.
Goztepe vs Kardemir Karabukspor: Head-to-head
Interestingly, it’s Kardemir Karabukspor who lead the head to head tie by four wins coming into 13th head to head encounter with Goztepe.
Mavi Ates won four in a row against Goz Goz before losing this term’s clash 0-1 at home.
Eight of last nine head to head games offered three or more goals.
Goztepe vs Kardemir Karabukspor: Prediction
Goztepe have generally been a tough nut to crack in front of the home crowd throughout the season. They won three of last four games at home and anything but a one-sided affair would be a surprise here against the struggling likes of Kardemir Karabukspor. The gulf in quality is just huge at this stage and we expect the hosts to remove all doubts about the outcome early in the match. The main bet is Goztepe to have the lead at the half time and win the match at the end at the odds of 1.57.
You can back three or more goals at 1.53 as a perfect alternative option given that eight of last nine head to head games brought such scenario.
Goztepe vs Kardemir Karabukspor: Bet Tips
HT/FT Goztepe/Goztepe @ 1.57
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53