Goztepe vs Kasimpasa
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Bornova Doganlar Stadi (Izmir).
Kasimpasa were genuine candidates for European competitions after a stellar first half of the season, but they showed a completely opposite face after the winter break. Apaches are not pulling up any trees at the start of 2019. They lost seven on the spin in all competitions before finally holding Trabzonspor to a 2-2 draw on Monday evening.
Such a dreadful kick off to the year transformed Kasimpasa from a firm top-half side to contenders for the drop to second tier of Turkish football. They could be in great danger with a potential failure on Sunday afternoon against direct relegation rivals Goztepe.
The hosts sit right on the brink of the safe zone (they are third from bottom) with a four-point deficit to 11th-placed Kasimpasa.
Goztepe vs Kasimpasa: Head-to-head
Apaches will rely on the head to head tradition here as they lead the tie against Goztepe by four wins coming into the landmark 20th encounter.
Kasimpasa were a true dominant force against Goz Goz in the last couple of years winning each of past five H2H meetings.
Kasimpasa scored at least two goals in all of last five matches against Goztepe.
Each of last six H2H games produced at least three goals.
Goztepe vs Kasimpasa: Prediction
The hosts dropped down to bottom three after they clinched just one point in past three league rounds. They revealed defensive holes in back-to-back losses to Kayserispor (2-1 on the road) and Trabzonspor (1-3 at home) before holding Konya to a 1-1 draw last weekend.
Overall, Goz Goz play much better in front of the home fans where they won 6, drew 1 and lost 4 of 11 matches in the league. Kasimpasa lost last four away games by two or more goals difference, netting just one goal in the process.
Since Goztepe did not score a goal in three of last five home outings across competitions, we fancy the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the sky-high 2.25 odds. Yu can also back the home win pick at 1.95 based on Kasimpasa’s dreadful run of form at the start of the year.
Goztepe vs Kasimpasa: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.25 (5/4)
Goztepe to win @ 1.95 (19/20).