Trabzonspor vs Sivasspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 17 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Medical Park Stadyumu, Trabzon.
Trabzonspor could not do much to stay unbeaten against last term runners-up Istanbul Basaksehir in the first fixture of the new Super Lig season. They were the inferior side on the pitch from the very get go posing no danger in the final third whatsoever on the occasion.
Can Karadeniz Firtinasi fix the impression in the second round when they host Sivasspor in the first outing of the Matchday on Friday evening at Medical Park Stadyumu?
The visitors did not shine in their first game of the campaign either, but they somehow managed to find the breakthrough goal through Emre Kilinc.
The Turkish winger broke the deadlock six minutes from time to make the difference in a contest which could have easily gone the other way.
Trabzonspor vs Sivasspor: Head-to-head
- Trabzon lead the head to head tie by five wins ahead of their 31st meeting with Yigidos.
- Sivasspor lost 10 out of 16 matches at Medical Park Stadyumu (three wins and three draws as well).
- However, one of their three wins in away fixtures with Karadeniz Firtinasi came in mid-April (0-2).
- Only one of last four head to head games produced goals at both ends.
Trabzonspor vs Sivasspor: Prediction
Trabzon’s head coach Unal Karaman can be worried with the lack of the build-up play up front from his men who failed to find the back of the net in last two games if we count the goalless draw to Cagliari in a friendly. His main striker Burak Yilmaz was not in the protocol for the first round match and he is expected to skip the Sivas tie as well.
The visitors will likely sit at the back and wait for their chances from counter-attacks. Knowing that only one of last four H2H games saw the BTTS option “come in”, we have reasons to back the low-scoring contest here. As for the outcome, the value is with the draw given Trabzon’s attacking woes at the start of the season.
Trabzonspor vs Sivasspor: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 11/10 (2.10)
Draw @ 13/5 (3.60).