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Sivasspor arrive at Eryaman Stadyumu on Sunday for the Super Lig showdown with home side MKE Ankaragücü.
All MKE Ankaragücü v Sivasspor match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
MKE Ankaragücü will be looking for an improved result here after a 2-1 Super Lig loss in their previous game against Alanyaspor.
In that match, MKE Ankaragücü managed 41% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for MKE Ankaragücü was Yasin Güreler (69'). Alanyaspor got 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Koka (65') and Efkan Bekiroğlu (87') scored for Alanyaspor.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that MKE Ankaragücü have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, MKE Ankaragücü have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 11 goals along the way.
Taking a look at their past results, MKE Ankaragücü:
- haven't won against Sivasspor in their last 4 league games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Sivasspor head into the clash following a 0-1 Conference League win over CFR Cluj in their most recent fixture.
The only player to score from Sivasspor was Max-Alain Gradel (28').
The attacking players from Sivasspor have failed to get amongst the goals over their last 6 games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those matches, Yiğidolar have also seen the overall goal tally of opposing teams equal 7. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Sivasspor:
- remain undefeated by MKE Ankaragücü in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/12/2018 shows that MKE Ankaragücü have won 1 of these games and Sivasspor 4, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 5 from Kupa beyi and 15 belonging to Yiğidolar. The average goals per game has been 3.33.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Super Lig match day 24 on 07/02/2021 when it finished MKE Ankaragücü 1-4 Sivasspor.
The referee was Burak Şeker.
Team News: MKE Ankaragücü
There is just the lone fitness concern for the MKE Ankaragücü boss Mustafa Dalcı to be concerned with thanks to an otherwise robust group of players. Sitki Ferdi Imdat (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is sidelined.
We think that Kupa beyi could employ a 4-2-3-1 system this time featuring Bahadir Güngördü, Oguz Ceylan, Nihad Mujakić, A. Ridvan Cankaya, Marlon, Tolga Cigerci, Taylan Antalyali, Emre Kilinc, Pedrinho, Giorgi Beridze and Ali Sowe.
Team News: Sivasspor
Sivasspor manager Riza Çalımbay has multiple availability issues to deal with. Erdogan Yesilyurt (Unknown Injury), Hakan Arslan (Unknown Injury), Kader Keita (Fractured Hand), Ziya Erdal (Unknown Injury), Robin Yalcin (Unknown Injury), Mustapha Yatabaré (Unknown Injury) and Leke James (Ankle Fracture) will not be playing here.
From our viewpoint, Yiğidolar might play in a 4-2-3-1 formation, settling for Ali Vural Sasal, Murat Paluli, Dimitrios Goutas, Caner Osmanpasa, Ugur Ciftci, Fredrik Ulvestad, Charis Charisis, Clinton NJie, Dia Saba, Max Gradel and Karol Angielski.
We’re inclined to think that Sivasspor are capable enough to score a goal against this MKE Ankaragücü lineup, but it realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 winning score for MKE Ankaragücü after 90 minutes. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eryaman Stadyumu (22,000)
Captain: Abdullah Durak
Chairman: Faruk Koca
Manager: Mustafa Dalcı
Competitions: Super Lig position 19
🔑 Key Player: Giorgi Beridze
Normally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Giorgi Beridze was born in Mestia, Georgia. After having made a senior debut playing for AS Trenčín in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Süper Lig 2022 - 2023 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.