Genclerbirligi – Bursaspor FREE PICKS
Gençlerbirliği and Bursaspor face at Ankara Ondokuz Mayıs Stadyumu, in a match for the 34 th round of the Süper Lig. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 12-23-2017, the two teams tied (1-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 wins and 2 losses in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 12-26-2017, in a match for the Cup which ended with Gençlerbirliği’s victory by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by P. Škuletić (24 ‘). Despite being a match between 17th and 10th of the table, it is actually a match between the 15th classified in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 17 th position of the league, with 30 points won, after 7 wins, 9 draws and 17 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Antalyaspor, by (0-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Kasımpaşa, by (3-1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 22 points, against only 8 in his away matches. In the last 10 home league matches Gençlerbirliği has a record of 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 15 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 16 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since 7 of the last 16 matches they played ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 33 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 19 matches they suffered in the first goal.
The Gençlerbirliği comes to this game with a defeat against Kasimpasa, 3-1, totaling the fifth snub followed in the Turkish championship. We remind that the locals will not avoid the descent to the Turkish second division. In this match at home it is expected that the coach Ümit Özat will act in 4-3-2-1, favoring a middle or low block and the long balls towards the attack, mainly, for Skuletic: this player is the best marker of the local team , with 7 goals scored. However, it is important to underline that the offensive sector is one of the weaknesses of this team, as it scored on average only 1.06 goals per game. For this game the coach does not have Oguz, suspended, in addition to Yilmaz, Scekic, Jailton and Florentin Pogba, players recovering from injury.
The away team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 40 points won, after 11 wins, 6 draws and 16 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Fenerbahçe, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Trabzonspor, by (1-3). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since it has won 11 points in away matches and 28 at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 29 conceded in away matches, against 24 goals scored and 18 conceded at home. For the championship, Bursaspor won 6 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins and 8 losses in the last 10 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 16 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 33 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 17 matches in which they have conceded the first goal.
The Bursaspor leaves for this match with a defeat at home against Trabzonspor, by 1-3, totaling in this way the according snub followed in the Turkish championship. Despite the terrible phase they are going through, the visitors have already guaranteed maintenance in this division. In this match against Gençlerbirliği, coach Ivko Ganchev is expected to play in 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the left flank. Bogdan Stancu is the best scorer of this Bursaspor, with 8 goals scored. We emphasize that the visitors present several weaknesses in both sectors, as they scored on average 1.19 goals and suffered 1.81 goals per game. From outside by suspension will be Kanatsizkus and Titi, in addition to the injured Stancu, Jorquera, Kurtulus, Yildirim and Grozav.
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