The 1. Lig match at Bolu Atatürk Stadyumu on Thursday sees home side Boluspor take on Balıkesirspor.
View all Boluspor v Balıkesirspor tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (inc. the best betting odds).
Boluspor will be looking for another win after a 0-1 1. Lig success over Tuzlaspor.
Sait Karafırtınalar's Boluspor have celebrated scoring 5 times in their prior six outings. At the other end, the number of goals that they have conceded in those same games amounts to 7.
Their previous form shows that Boluspor:
- haven't lost in the league to Balıkesirspor in their last 2 matches.
- have left without a victory over Balıkesirspor in their last 3 matches in the league.
- have not won at home in their last 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Balıkesirspor will go into the clash after a 3-0 1. Lig win against Bursaspor in their last match.
The trend of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Balıkesirspor has become evident in recent matches. A glance at their last six outings reveals that this has happened 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have managed a goal aggregate of 9 and Balkes have scored 7. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, though.
Their previous form shows that Balıkesirspor:
- have not beaten Boluspor in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 07/03/2018 shows us that Boluspor have won 3 of these games and Balıkesirspor 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
A combined total of 11 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 for Yarenler and 4 created by Balkes. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
Team News: Boluspor
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just the sole fitness concern for the Boluspor boss Sait Karafırtınalar to be concerned with from a near full-strength set of players. Orlando Mosquera (Unknown Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Balıkesirspor
Owing to a fully injury-free group to choose from, Balıkesirspor manager Giray Bulak does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
In this game, Balıkesirspor are certainly able to score a goal against this Boluspor outfit, but that possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 win for Boluspor when the full-time whistle blows. There looks to be little in this one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Bolu Atatürk Stadyumu (8,881)
Captain: Yusuf Gültekin
Chairman: Necip Çarıkçı
Manager: Sait Karafırtınalar
Competitions: 1. Lig position 15