Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkey Super Lig
Date: Thursday, 4 February 2021
Kick-Off at 13.00 UK
Venue: Goztepe Gursel Aksel Stadi, Izmir.
Mid-table neighbours Goztepe and Yeni Malatyaspor will battle it out in a low-profile Turkish Super Lig clash on Thursday afternoon at Goztepe Gursel Aksel Stadi. Neither of the two outfits have been pulling up many trees of late. The hosts will be looking to snap a two-game losing thread as they picked up back-to-back 2-1 losses away at Beisktas and Denizlispor in the last two rounds.
Tigers of the East, on the other side, failed to find the back of the net in their last two league games. They did, however, take a point in the process by holding Fatih Karagumruk to a goalless draw six days ago. Both teams have generally been playing hot and cold throughout the season and this particular match is very hard to predict as it could easily go either way.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor Head-to-head
Yeni Malatyaspor lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of the 18th encounter with Goz Goz.
Two of the last three H2H meetings between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw, including this season’s clash in September at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu.
Only one of the last five head to head matches ended with three or more goals scored.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor Prediction
Hamza Hamzaoglu’s men have played a couple of very tight contests in the last two rounds. They fell 0-1 to Galatasaray before playing a goalless draw with Fatih Karagumruk. We can thus hardly imagine a high-scoring scenario when they take on Goz Goz, particularly knowing that four of their last five head to head encounters saw fewer than three goals scored.
Moving forward, Goztepe have played five straight league matches on the home court with the Under 2.5 goals FT option “coming in”. This is why we notice a massive value in backing the Under 2.5 goals FT pick at the 2.00 odds. Since two of the last three H2H games ended without a winner, we will also go for the draw at the sky-high 3.60 odds.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.60
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00.