Sivasspor are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-3 Europa League triumph against Qarabağ.
In that game, Sivasspor managed 43% possession and 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. For Sivasspor, the scorers were Arouna Koné (40', 79') and Olarenwaju Kayode (58'). For their opponents, Qarabağ got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Abdellah Zoubir (8') and Uroš Matič (51') scored for Qarabağ.
Sivasspor have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have claimed a sum of 9 during that time and have conceded a total of 8. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be sustained in this upcoming match.
Coming into this meeting, Sivasspor have not won at home in their last 4 league games. That’s never good.
Göztepe go into this clash following on from a 3-1 Super Lig win in the defeat of MKE Ankaragücü in their last outing.
For Göztepe, the goalscorers were Cherif Ndiaye (10', 67') and Halil Akbunar (62'). Torgeir Børven (92') scored for MKE Ankaragücü. The match was eventually decided in extra time and won by Göztepe.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, İlhan Palut’s Göztepe have converted a total of 8 times – yielding them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Their prior results show that Göztepe:
- haven’t won against Sivasspor in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 9 league games. Who knows how long it might last, too.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 24/09/2017 shows that Sivasspor have won 2 of these games and Göztepe 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 9 of them for Yiğidolar and 10 created by Göz Göz. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 34 on 25/07/2020 when it ended Göztepe 3-1 Sivasspor.
The referee was Ali Şansalan.
Team News: Sivasspor
Sergiy Rybalka (Edema in the knee), Eren Sahin (Corona virus), Jorge Félix (Disrupted Calf Muscle), Muammer Yildirim (Quarantine), Ziya Erdal (Corona virus), Fayçal Fajr (Corona virus), Erdogan Yesilyurt (Corona virus) and Hakan Arslan (Corona virus) will not be taking part for Sivasspor gaffer Riza Çalımbay. Armin Djerlek will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Göztepe
Göztepe boss İlhan Palut has a number of players out of action. Cherif Ndiaye (Thigh Muscle Strain), Marko Mihojevic (Ligament Injury), Brown Ideye (Hamstring Injury), Batuhan Kirdaroglu (Fibula Fracture), Obinna Nwobodo (Groin Injury), Alpaslan Öztürk (Muscle Injury) and Metin Yildirim (Corona virus) will miss out on this game.
In this match, Sivasspor should get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
In contrast, Göztepe will be up against it to score themselves but we do fancy them pulling one back during this clash, too.
We’re predicting a fairly comfortable 3-1 victory for Sivasspor at the end of this one.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the WDW market, victory for Sivasspor is available for 1.84, betting on the draw is 4.2 and betting on the winning team to be Göztepe can be had at 4.15. They’re the best of the prices on offer at this very moment.
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