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The Super Lig tie at Medical Park Stadyumu on Sunday will see home side Trabzonspor take on Altay.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Trabzonspor v Altay match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Trabzonspor are hoping to win again following the 2-1 Super Lig triumph vs Altay.
In that match, Trabzonspor had 71% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Trabzonspor was Anthony Nwakaeme (84'). Altay got 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. İbrahim Öztürk (19' Own goal) and Martín Rodríguez (70') scored for Altay.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times that Trabzonspor have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Trabzonspor have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 6 goals on the way.
The stats don’t lie, and Altay have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals overall. At the back, Altay certainly have room for improvement. It will be interesting to find out if that trend can be sustained in this game.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 18 on 21/12/2021 and the score finished Altay 1-2 Trabzonspor.
That time, Altay managed 30% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Cebrail Karayel (33').
On the other side, Trabzonspor got 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Andreas Cornelius (51', 88') scored.
The match was refereed by Ali Şansalan.
Team News: Trabzonspor
Serkan Asan (Knee Injury), Bruno Peres (Achilles tendon rupture), Anders Trondsen (torn tendon) and Gervinho (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Trabzonspor manager Abdullah Avcı. Marek Hamsik will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Altay
Altay boss Serkan Özbalta has some current player fitness concerns. Zeki Yildirim (Unknown Injury), Serge Arnaud Aka (Unknown Injury) and Deniz Kadah (Unknown Injury) can’t be considered. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Murat Berkan Demir and Sefa Özdemir.
When taking all factors into account, Trabzonspor will probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
In contrast, Altay may well find it hard getting on the scoresheet - but, we do see them hitting back at some stage.
Our selection here is for a 3-1 winning margin for Trabzonspor after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Medical Park Stadyumu (40,782)
Captain: Uğurcan Çakır
Chairman: Ahmet Ağaoğlu
Manager: Abdullah Avcı
Competitions: Super Lig position 1, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
⭐ Star Man: Anthony Nwakaeme
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Anthony Nwakaeme was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Having made his senior debut playing for Trabzonspor in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has bagged 11 league goals in the Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 28 appearances.