Yeni Malatyaspor vs Kasimpasa
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 9 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu (Malatya).
Mid-table neighbours Yeni Malatyaspor and Kasimpasa are set to open the 21st round in Turkish Super Lig this Friday at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu. The visitors will head into the game in higher spirits after winning two of last three league ties, but both successes came in front of the home crowd.
The Apaches have struggled bringing the home form on travels where they’ve lost three and drawn one of last four in all competitions. In Kemal Ozde’s defense, the opposition during the run included the likes of Fenerbahce and Besiktas.
Nonetheless, Malatya’s home form also has to be respected since the Tigers of the East have won each of last two home outings proving out to be very tough to break down lately in front of the home crowd. Erol Bulut’s side shipped only a single goal in back-to-back wins over Galatasaray and Sivasspor, but they’ve also leaked in three in last weekend’s away defeat at Antalyaspor (3-1).
Moroccan striker Khalid Boutalib has been the standout performer for the hosts netting nine goals so far in the season. The former Strasbourg’s forward has, however, failed to find the net in last three ties. Can he take his league tally to double digits on Friday against Kasimpasa?
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Kasimpasa: Head-to-head
This will only be the second head to head encounter between these two rivals following Malatya’s first ever season in the elite class.
The first meeting was played in mid-December and it offered a five-goal thriller at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu.
The Apaches came on top thanks to an 89th-minute goal from Markus Neumayr.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Kasimpasa: Prediction
Kasimpasa have just lacked consistency on travels so far in the season losing seven of last nine away games in all competitions.
We can thus hardly ignore the 2.25 odds offered for the home win. Also, since the hosts conceded three in last weekend’s loss at Antalyaspor, and since the first H2H match between these two sides produced five goals, we will also go for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at the odds of 2.00.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Kasimpasa: Bet Tips
Yeni Malatyaspor to win @ 2.25
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.00