Denizlispor and Gaziantep BB meet at Denizli Atatürk Stadyumu, in a match for the 9th round of the Süper Lig. The record of direct confrontations at this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches won 3 and lost 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams met at this stadium was on 03‑07‑2020, in a match for the Süper Lig that ended with the victory of Gaziantep FK by (0‑1). G. Vural (24 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 20th and 8th in the league table, it is actually a clash between the 17th ranked in home games and the 13th away from home.
After 1 win, 2 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in 20th position, with 5 points won. In their last match, they lost to Yeni Malatyaspor in an away match by (2‑0), after losing in the previous match (2‑3) at home, in a match against Beşiktaş. Curiously, this is a team that has achieved more positive results abroad than in their stadium, since they won 3 points as a visitor and only 2 in their stadium. In their last 10 home matches Denizlispor has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 9 times and only managed 1 comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 8 of their 22 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
The home team is coming off a 2-0 loss away from home to Malatyaspor. In the previous match, they also lost to Besiktas, at home, 2-3. Occupying position 20, he makes a bad campaign, heading for a new decline if nothing changes. The coach will have three absences for the game: central Sakib Aytac, Özgür Cek and Mustafa Yumlu, all of them injured.
The visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 11 points won, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Gençlerbirliği, by (1‑1). In the last match, they won at home against Beşiktaş by (3‑1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 8 points, against only 3 in their away games. In their last 4 away matches for the championship, Gaziantep BB registers 3 draws and 1 loss, for which they have won 3 points out of 12 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 8 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they always scored at least one goal in the last 8 matches for this competition. In 8 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
The visitors won the last home game against Besiktas 3-1. In the previous match, they drew 1-1 with the Gençlerbirligi team, away from home. Coming in eighth place, they are campaigning above expectations, they just need to improve the number of points scored away from home if they want to fight for more in the competition. The coach will not have absences in this game.