Sivasspor – Goztepe SOCCER PICKS
Sivasspor and Göztepe meet, in a match for the 15th round of the Süper Lig. The record of recent direct matches between these two teams could not be more balanced, since there were 3 victories for each team in the last 6 games they played. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 25-02-2018, ended with Göztepe’s victory by (1-0). The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 12th and 11th of the league table, it is actually a match between the 12th ranked in home games and the 16th as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses, the home team is currently in the 12 th position, with 18 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against İstanbul by (0-1), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) at home, against Rizespor. This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the league, Sivasspor won 10 points out of 21 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 7 home matches.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 5 matches ago. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Sivas enters this game motivated, after a foreign victory, by 0-1, in the visit to the Basaksehir field: Demir, at minute 35 ‘, scored the only goal of the game. Sivas usually acts in a traditional 4-4-2, in which the two most advanced players are Demir and Koné. The brain of the local team is Turk Kilinc, the player responsible for defining and leading the offensive attacks of his team. We believe that Kilinc, N’Dinga, Arslan and Torje will act in the most central area of the terrain. The technician Hakan Keles will not be able to count on Mert Hakan Yandas, to be injured. It should be noted that Robinho will also be unavailable due to the accumulation of yellow cards.
After 6 wins and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 11 th position of the league, with 18 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Antalyaspor by (1-0), after in the previous match they have lost at home, in a match against İstanbul, by (0-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 3 points in away matches and 15 at their stadium, with 4 goals scored and 10 conceded, against 11 goals scored and 7 conceded at home. In the last match they played for the Cup, they beat Nazilli Belediyespor by (0-3). In the last 7 away league matches Göztepe has a record of 1 win and 6 losses, so they have won 3 points out of 21 possible.
In this competition, he has lost the last 4 games away. 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 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 6 of their 17 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Goztepe enter this motivated match, after a triumph outsider, by 0-3, in the displacement to the Nazilli arena, in a match for the Turkish Cup: Cikalleshi, Karakabak (own goal) and Akbunar scored the goals of the victory. Like the local team, the Goztepe usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, in which the three most advanced players are Oztekin, Jerome and Akbunar. The brain of the visitors is the Portuguese André Castro, the player responsible for defining the attacks of the team. We hope that the visiting team uses, preferably, the right flank to create dangerous situations, taking advantage of the depth offered by the Bingol side. Coach Bayram Bektas should not be able to count on Deniz Kadah, Kerem Atakan Kesgin, Alex Ngando and Adama Traoré, for being injured. Wallace Reis will also be unavailable, due to the accumulation of yellow cards.