Yeni Malatyaspor vs Konyaspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 31 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu, Malatya.
Malatya will be looking to back up the fine start to the new Super Lig campaign on Friday evening when they host Konyaspor in the inaugural fixture of the Matchday at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu.
Erol Bulut’s 4-2-3-1 formation made a fantastic impact in the opening three rounds as the hosts conceded only a single goal during the run of two wins and a draw.
Their defense will, however, be on the ultimate test here given Konya’s scintillating attacking form at the start of the season.
The visitors also head into this unbeaten in three affairs as they drew two and won one so far in the campaign.
The Anatolian Eagle has a thrilling attacking potential in the likes of Omer Ali Sahiner, Moryke Fofana, Mustapha Yatabare and Adis Jahovic who have all been on the scoresheet in past three rounds.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Konyaspor: Head-to-head
This will only be the third head to head encounter between the two outfits.
Malatya were more successful so far, picking up for points from two encounters in the previous Super Lig term.
Teams shared spoils in a 1-1 draw in October last year at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu, while Malatya picked up a 0-1 victory in the away fixture five months later.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Konyaspor: Prediction
The hosts will tend to keep it a low-scoring contest which would suit them better against such an attacking side here.
Nevertheless, we just can’t back the Under 2.5 goals FT bet with such predators Konya have in their ranks and both teams to score pick has value at the 1.83 odds under these circumstances.
The hosts also have an in-form striker of their own in the like of Danijel Aleksic who joined the team this summer from Swiss St.
Gallen where he notched seven goals last season. The Serbian forward bagged two goals in three games so far.
As for the outcome, the draw pops up as the most probable of three and you can back it at the odds of 3.20. Braver tipsters will shoot for the 1-1 scoreline at 6.00.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Konyaspor: Bet Tips
Both teams to Score @ 7/8 (1.87)
Draw @ 9/4 (3.25).