Goztepe vs Trabzonspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 22 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Bornova Doganlar Stadi, Izmir.
Trabzonspor have failed to challenge the top 4 with losses to Galatasaray and Alanyaspor now behind them, travelling to Goztepe for their Matchday 23 clash on Friday in a fresh attempt at it – now sitting just a point behind 4th placed Yeni Malatyaspor and 5th placed Konyaspor.
Black Sea Storm have been a tough side to beat on the road and the loss at Cimbom was only the first for them in six trips across competitions, as Unal Karaman’s men bagged two wins and three draws since early December. They will now want to capitalize on the rivals’ respective woes but could be in for a tough challenge at Bornova Doganlar Stadi.
Indeed, Goztepe come into the match with a poor streak where they suffered four losses in five outings but just one of those (0-1 to Galatasaray) came in front of the home crowd, where they keep hovering above the relegation zone mainly for points in Izmir. They’ve beaten Alanyaspor in a 3-2 thriller since and bagged their fourth win in five home outings, which will have them just as confident in search of points now.
Goztepe vs Trabzonspor: Head-to-head
Goztepe snatched a 1-2 win at Medical Park Stadyumu earlier this term with a brace from Yasin Oztekin.
Trabzonspor beat the rivals just once in the last six head-to-head clashes.
We’ve seen goals on both ends on four of those six occasions, with some very narrow clashes along the way.
Goztepe vs Trabzonspor: Prediction
We will now back Goztepe to show off in front of the home crowd once again but we feel they have enough for just a point, as we stick our necks out for a Draw at 3.40 – which looks the best way to go about the market at this point.
We should be in for another narrow head-to-head contest but we also expect goals, which has us going for a YES on Both teams to score once again at 1.61. We have seen both sides struggling to keep it together at the back and this could prove costly for their respective ambitions on Friday evening.
Goztepe vs Trabzonspor: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.40
Both teams to score YES @ 1.61.