Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: 20 April 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadyumu (Sivas).
Trabzonspor will be looking to find a way out of the crisis on Thursday evening when they visit Yeni Sivas 4 Eylul Stadyumu to face Sivasspor in the last game of Matchday No 30 in Turkish Super Lig.
Trabzon are winless in the last four matches across competitions. On a positive note, they have just snapped a three-loss streak with a goalless draw to Istanbul heavyweights Besiktas on Sunday night at their Medical Park Stadyumu.
It was an evenly-matched contest without too many clear-cut openings on either end. Trabzon should get more space to deliver up front here against Sivasspor, although it is worth noting that they are no two straight games without a goal in Super Lig.
Sivasspor, on the other side, ended their four-game unbeaten thread with a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the relegation-threatened Giresunspor on Sunday.
It was a dismal overall performance from Riza Calimbay’s troops who did little to hurt the rivaling defense on the occasion.
Sivasspor are now 13th in the league table, sitting just four points above the danger zone. Can they return to winning ways on Thursday?
Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor Head-to-head
- Trabzonspor lead the head to head tie by 9 wins going into the 41st meeting with Sivasspor.
- However, Trabzon have only managed to beat Sivasspor 5 times in the last 18 away outings against them.
- Sivasspor are winless in the last seven H2H clashes with Trabzon, including this season’s 1-0 defeat in October last year at Medical Park Stadyumu.
Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor Prediction
We have to praise Sivasspor’s defensive performances this season under Riza Calimbay. They have been particularly difficult to break down in recent outings, conceding only two goals in the previous five matches in all competitions. Sivasspor are also on a run of two wins and a draw in the last three home fixtures and they have allowed just one goal in the process.
Knowing how important this game is for the hosts, we have to go for their win at the 2.62 odds. Alternatively, the Under 2.5 goals FT looks like a great betting option at the 1.80 odds, especially since Trabzonspor have failed to score in the last two outings.
Sivasspor vs Trabzonspor Betting Tips
Sivasspor to win @ 2.62 (13/8)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80 (4/5) odd.