Sivasspor vs Kardemir Karabukspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 30 March 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK
Venue: Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadyumu (Sivas).
Turkish Super Lig gets back in action after the international break with the clash which is expected to bring an entirely one-sided contest as top-half Sivasspor host the rock-bottomed Kardemir Karabukspor at Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadyumu. The visitors will play the second tier football next year after a dreadful campaign they’ve had so far in the season in the elite class.
Karabukspor have only collected 12 points in 26 matches and they are as many as 15 points adrift of the safe zone at this stage of the competition. The former head coach of their youth squad took charge of the senior team back in December last year, but he has failed to shift Kardemir’s fortunes around ever since. The visitors just don’t have the quality to stay competitive at this level of the competition, particularly when it comes to their defensive performances.
The Blue Flame have by far the league’s weakest defensive line which has shipped as many as 61 goals in 26 games so far in the season. The visitors have conceded three or more goals in each of last six league matches (including seven to Galatasaray and five to Besiktas).
This will be the music to the ears of Arouna Kone who has been the standout performer for Sivasspor so far in the campaign. The former Everton’s striker has taken his league tally to 11 by netting a brace in the 2-2 draw away at Kasimpasa three weeks ago.
Sivasspor vs Kardemir Karabukspor: Head-to-head
Interestingly, the hosts lead the head to head tie by only a single win ahead of their 14th encounter with Kardemir Karabukspor.
This looks impossible if we know that Sivasspor have won each of six home meetings with the Blue Flame (16-3 goal difference).
To sum it all up, 12 H2H ties in a row have seen home wins exclusively before Sivasspor ended such trend with a narrow 0-1 win on the road in this term of Super Lig.
Sivasspor vs Kardemir Karabukspor: Prediction
Kardemir Karabukspor clearly lack quality to keep things quiet at the back and we expect an easy straightforward victory for the hosts here.
You won’t make a mistake backing either Siva to win by two, three, or even more goals difference ()depending on the odds), Arouna Kone to score anytime, or the hosts to score three or more goals.
Sivasspor vs Kardemir Karabukspor: Bet Tips
Sivasspor -1.5 handicap @ 1.80
HT/FT Sivasspor/Sivasspor @ 1.80.
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