Bursaspor – Antalyaspor SOCCER PICKS
Bursaspor and Antalyaspor meet at Timsah Arena, in a match for the 15th round of the Süper Lig. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 4 wins and 2 losses in the last 6 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 31-03-2018, ended with the victory of Antalyaspor by (2-0). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 19 points won, after 4 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Akhisar Belediye, by (2-4). In the last match, they won in a home match against BB Erzurumspor, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 12 conceded. In the last 7 home league matches Bursaspor has a record of 3 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 12 points out of 21 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Bursaspor enter this match after a 2-1 triumph at the reception of BB Erzurumspor, thus adding the second victory in the Turkish championship: the goals of the team were scored by Meras and Latovlevici. We emphasize that the locals register a single defeat in 7 games played at home. Coach Samet Aybaba usually acts in a traditional 4-2-3-1, privileging the change of passes and slow attacks through the side runners. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Latovlevici, Allano and Nayir. Henri Saivet, midfielder, is responsible for putting his game vision into practice and deciding offensive plays in the best way. For this game the coach can not count on Aytac Kara, suspended, in addition to Sakho, Soyalp and Shehu, these with physical problems.
After 7 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 23 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against BB Erzurumspor, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Göztepe, by (1-0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 19 conceded. In the last match that they played, for the Cup, they tied with Darıca Gençlerbırlığı at home (2-2). In the last 7 away league matches Antalyaspor has a record of 4 wins and 3 losses, so they have won 12 points out of 21 possible. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 8 times, but have turned the score around in 3. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 10 of their 28 goals between minutes (61 ‘) -75 ‘).
Antalyaspor enter this performance after a draw, 2-2, against Darica, in a first leg game of the 5th round of the Turkish Cup. In the last match for the championship, the visitors won at Goztepe, 1-0. The visiting club usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the lateral corridors. In this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players, responsible for throwing the panic in the opposing defense are Micón, Ozkan and Erdinc. On the other hand, Doukara is the best marker of Antalyaspor, with 6 goals, however, still absent, due to injury. In addition to this player, Charles will be absent, due to physical problems.