Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 7th May 2018
Kick-off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Bornova Stadium (Izmir).
This has been a productive season for Goztepe as they sit at 7th in their first season in Turkish Super Lig since 2003. They are out of Europe, anyway head-coach Tamer Tuna will be keen to win the remaining 2 games and achieve a 5th placed finish which will be their best finish in the top flight since 1971.
The fellow promoted Yeni Malatyaspor will be fairly happy with how their season went so far as well, but their job is not finished. They are 11th in the standings and the points required to avoid relegation is 41 which is 2 more than what Yeni currently have.
Looking at the form guide, Goztepe are having an excellent run. They are coming on the back of a 5-0 win against Karabukspor which put them on a three match unbeaten run with 2 wins and 1 draw. Moreover, they won four of the last five at home, while losing in 1. That defeat is their first at home this year and the only one in 9 games.
Yeni have impressed in patches this season, but they never had the consistency to challenge for a top half finish on their own. Yet, they are not completely out of that, but priority has to be safety from relegation. They are currently on a four match win-less run with the goal-less draw against Akhisar Genclik Spor last week. At the same time, they lost three on the bounce away from home, yet those games were against Trabzonspor, Basaksehir and Besiktas.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Head-to-head
Goztepe lead the h2h with Yeni with 6 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses from 11 matches in all competitions.
It was a thriller when these two met earlier this season. Goztepe won 3-2 with four goals falling in the first half.
Goztepe are unbeaten in the four home matches during the period, with wins in latest two followed by back-to-back draws.
The Goz scored at least twice in four of their last five matches against Yeni.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Predictions
You do not have to look at anything else than a home win in this fixture as Goztepe won 6, drew 2 and lost 1 of their last 9 home games. They also boast of 2 goals per game in home games this season.
Yeni lost half of their away games this season and they struggled for goals. Since they had little luck as visitors to Goztepe, the home win in this fixture can be considered a banker.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Bet Tips
FT Result – Goztepe to win @ 1.95 odd with Betway.