Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Bornova Doganlar Stadi, Izmir.
Goztepe begin the new Super Lig campaign with the home clash against Yeni Malatyaspor on Sunday evening at Bornova Doganlar Stadi in Izmir.
The hosts enjoyed a breakthrough season in the previous term of the competition coming sixth at the end of the campaign. They’ll hardly match such success this time about, especially if we are to judge by the pre-season form.
Goz Goz lost two and drew two of last four friendlies. It is a poor record if we know that the opposition included the likes of Union Saint Gilloise and Twente in last two matches.
The efficiency in the final third was the main problem for Bayram Bektas and his men who only managed to bag two goals in four games.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Head-to-head
- The head to head stats are on Goztepe’s side.
- The hosts won five, drew three and lost only two of ten meetings with Tigers of the East.
- Goz Goz are unbeaten in home matches with Yeni Malatyaspor (two wins and three draws in five outings).
- Only one of past four head to head games saw goals at both ends.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Prediction
Malatya did not shine during their pre-season schedule either. They lost two and drew one of last three friendlies, but the atmosphere in the dressing room was at least slightly improved with the 2-1 victory over Gazisehir Gaziantep in the final check before the official start to the season.
Malatya rarely scored goals on travels in the previous term of Super Lig, managing to do so on only 13 occasions in 17 games.
Given it’s the first game of the season and that the hosts were also struggling for goals badly in the most recent set of friendlies, we have to try with the Under 2.5 goals FT bet here at the odds of 1.85.
As for the outcome, the hosts are much closer to grabbing the spoils given they won 8 and lost only 4 of 17 home games last season.
They are also undefeated in H2H games Malatya at Bornova Doganlar Stadi. We’ll alternatively go with Goztepe to win at 1.95.
Goztepe vs Yeni Malatyaspor: Bet Tips
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85
- Goztepe to win @ 1.95.