Trabzonspor vs Goztepe
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 5 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Medical Park Stadyumu (Trabzon).
Trabzon were unlucky to concede a late equalizer last Sunday when they played Fenerbahce in Super Lig’s derby of the Matchday. The hosts will be looking to return on the winning ways after staying without a victory in last three league ties this Monday when they host top-half rivals Goztepe at Medical Park Stadyumu.
Goz Goz are one of the league’s most pleasant shocks as they sit seventh after 19 matches which is a major achievement for the team expected to struggle down in the relegation zone. Nonetheless, Tamer Tuna’s men disappointer their fans by failing to see off Kayseri side in the previous round when they were held to a 1-1 draw by the bottom-half opposition. Goztepe are now winless in three consecutive league matches after losing to Istanbul’s heavyweights Fenerbahce and Galatasaray previously.
Goztepe’s visit will be of a highly important for Riza Calimbay and his men who are looking to keep ground on the reigning champions Besiktas in the battle for the top four positions at the end of the season. The Black Eagles are six points away in fourth and only a win here could leave Trabzon in the race.
The man to look after is Burak Yilmaz who has continued his spell of amazing form last Sunday when he broke the deadlock against Fenerbahce. The Turkish striker has 17 goals to his name so far in the season and he has notched three goals in last two league ties in 2018.
Trabzonspor vs Goztepe: Head-to-head
Trabzon have been in full control of things when it comes to head to head matches against Goztepe.
The hosts have won 12 and lost only 3 of 24 H2H games.
The gap is even greater in matches at Medical Park Stadyumu where Trabzon have won 9 and lost only 1 of 12.
However, Gozpete came on top when the two teams met for the first time in 14 years back in late-August last year (3-2 at Bornova Doganlar Stadi).
Trabzonspor vs Goztepe: Prediction
Both teams have been pretty efficient throughout the entire season. Trabzon have the league’s top scorer Burak Yilmaz, while Goztepe have the third top scorer in the like of Adis Jahovic who has notched 14 goals so far.
This is why we expect to witness a high-scoring contest here. The standout bet would also be Trabzon to win & BTTS at 3.20.
Trabzonspor vs Goztepe: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.65
Trabzonspor to win & BTTS @ 3.20