Goztepe vs Konyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK 15:00 CET
Venue: Bornova Doganlar Stadi (Izmir).
Goztepe host Konya in one of the most interesting games of the Matchday on Sunday afternoon at Bornova Doganlar Stadi. The hosts managed to turn a corner after a rather slower start to the season. They picked up consecutive wins over Kayserispor and Trabzonspor to break into the top half of the standings making it three wins and losses apiece after six rounds of the competition.
Can they continue the fine form and make it three wins on the spin here against Konya? The Anatolian Eagle barely saved the top flight status last year, but they got off to a dream kick off to the new campaign this time around. Bayram Bektas’ men won three, drew two and lost just one of six affairs so far.
Goztepe vs Konyaspor: Head-to-head
Goztepe were he more successful outfit in the history of head to head matches against the Anatolian Eagle.
The hosts won one and drew one of two H2H outings in the previous term of Super Lig.
Goz Goz were especially dominant in home games against Konya, winning 7, drawing 2 and losing just 1 of 10 there.
It is interesting to note that nine of past six head to head matches offered three or more goals.
Goztepe vs Konyaspor: Prediction
Left winger Yasin Oztekin was the man who inspired the huge 1-2 victory away at Trabzonspor last weekend. He notched a brace on the day to take his league tally to three goals. Bektas generally has a very interesting attacking line-up with Nabil Ghillas, Cameron Jerome (the former Norwich City striker) and Sokol Cikalleshi.
However, it’s hard to back goals here knowing that the visitors also use a rather defensive-minded approach in their game. They shipped just one goal in last three Super Lig outings. They, however, did struggle on travels last season (2 wins, 3 draws and 12 losses in 17 games).
Knowing that head into this high on confidence and off the back of two straight clean sheet wins at home against the likes of Fenerbahce and Kayserispor, we just have to push for the home win at the 2.37 odds.
Goztepe vs Konyaspor: Bet Tips
Goztepe to win @ 2.37 (11/8)
Goztepe to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 (7/4).