Gençlerbirliği, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Süper Lig triumph over Beşiktaş.
The only player to score from Gençlerbirliği was Bogdan Stancu (8').
A common feature of more recent Gençlerbirliği games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
Taking their prior six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would have been a loser.
Their previous form shows that Gençlerbirliği:
- are winless against Denizlispor in their last 5 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league games. Their fans aren’t happy.
In their previous game, Denizlispor drew 0-0 in the Süper Lig match with Konyaspor.
In 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Denizlispor, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and their opponents. The overall average goals scored per game during that period is a paltry 1.5, with the average goals for Horozlar being 0.17. That pattern might not be carried forward into this game, however.
Their past results show that Denizlispor:
- have not been beaten by Gençlerbirliği in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 11 league games. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 06/12/2009 tells us that Gençlerbirliği have won 1 of these and Denizlispor 4, with the number of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 10 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 2 of them for Ankara Rüzgârı and 8 for Horozlar. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.67.
Team News: Gençlerbirliği
Gençlerbirliği manager Mert Nobre has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free group ready to go.
Team News: Denizlispor
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there is just the one fitness issue for the Denizlispor boss Robert Prosinečki to contend with. Hadi Sacko (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game.
We’re of the opinion that Denizlispor might well have a job on their hands to be putting a goal past this Gençlerbirliği side who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a narrow 1-0 winning margin for Gençlerbirliği after 90 minutes.
Let’s see what happens.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at what the bookmakers’ view is of this game in the win-draw-win market, the win for Gençlerbirliği is best priced at 2.05, a bet on a drawn result is 3.52 & betting on the winning team to be Denizlispor gets you 3.65. Those are the best returns offered at the moment.