Kasimpasa vs Akhisarspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 11:30 UK / 12:30 CET
Venue: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Kasimpasa ended a dismal three-loss thread two weeks ago when they dispatched Goztepe 3-1 at home to return into the top four in the Super Lig ladder. The Apaches will have a nice opportunity to back up such victory with another three-pointer on Saturday when they host the struggling Akhisarspor in the first game of the day at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu.
Akhisar are one of the biggest disappointments of the first part of the season in Turkey. They began the 2018/19 campaign with a dream victory over last term champions Galatasaray in the Super Cup final. Nevertheless, they started the official season with a series of losses which caused the team part ways with Safet Susic.
The new manager Cem Kavcak is, however, yet to find a winning formula himself as Akigo lost three on the bounce after snatching their maiden league win in late-September.
Kasimpasa vs Akhisarspor: Head-to-head
Akhisar lead the head to head tie by two wins ahead of their 15th meeting with the Apaches.
Akigo were on a streak of three consecutive wins over Kasimpasa before losing their previous clash in mid-February (2-0 at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu).
Both teams managed to find the back of the net just once in last five head to head games.
Kasimpasa vs Akhisarspor: Prediction
The latest of Akigo’s failures came two weeks ago when they fell 1-3 at home to Trabzonspor. Their defensive line obviously lacks meticulousness as the team shipped seven goals in last three matches across competitions.
It will be the music to the ears of Mbaye Diagne & company who have been thriving in the final third ever since the season began. The Senegalese forward has eight goals to his name so far in the campaign and he will no doubts have plenty of room to keep delivering up front past the struggling defense of Akigo’s here.
The home win is well worth backing at 1.80 odds as Kasimpasa won three of four home games so far in the season. Since all of these four games saw goals at both ends, the Over 2.5 Goals FT is also a must-take bet at 1.60.
Kasimpasa vs Akhisarspor: Bet Tips
Kasimpasa to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5).