Yeni Malatyaspor vs Goztepe
Turkey – Super Lig.
Date: Saturday, 19th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 10:30 UK/ 11:30 CET
Venue: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu (Malatya).
The team based in Malatya are enjoying their league season this year. No one expected this kind of a performance from a team who were 10th last season in the top flight of Turkish football.
At present they are 3rd in the table; in the Europa League qualification spot after winning 8 of their 17 matches so far. They are on a 7 game unbeaten run that includes 5 wins across all venues. Also, 5 of those 7 games had a score with less than 2.5 goals in total.
The team managed by Erol Bulut have not lost a competitive game at home since August 2018. They are currently unbeaten in 9 matches of which 7 were wins. In 3 of their previous 5 games in front of the home crowd, the full-time score had less than 2.5 goals.
Goz Goz is going through a tough time at present unable to get some wins. They are 10th in the table conceding more than what they scored. The team from Izmir are unbeaten in 4 of their previous games in all competitions. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their recent 5 matches also.
In their latest 5 matches on the road, 2 wins and 2 defeats were produced. From 3 of those 5 matches over 2.5 goals were produced, and they scored 3 in all those games as well.
Malatyaspor is almost unbeatable at home so the visitors need to up their game to get at least a point from this match.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Goztepe: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both the teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 h2h matches across all venues.
- Less than 2.5 goals came in 3 of those 5 games in all competitions.
- Goztepe has won 3 and lost 2 in the latest 5 games against these opponents away from home.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 meetings at this venue.
- The hosts have never failed to score a goal in the last 4 games between these two teams at their home.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Goztepe: Prediction
The home team was able to keep it tidy at the back in most of their matches in front of the home fans. In terms of goal concede in home matches they are second best with only 6 goals given away. So it is hard to score against them at this ground. They manage to keep a clean sheet in 6 of their previous 9 home matches. So we can bet on them to do so again with 2.40 odds.
Erol’s team are unbeaten for 9 games at their home and they have won the majority of those games as well. Although the visitors have won 2 of their recent away matches, those were against teams worse than them and they also lost 2 games against teams better than them in terms of points. So we can bet on the hosts to win based on home form with 1.65 odds.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Goztepe: Betting Tips
Home team to win @ 1.65 (7/11).
Clean sheet for the hosts @ 2.40 (7/5).