Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Samsunspor will be hosting away side Balıkesirspor at Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadyumu in this 1. Lig fixture on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Samsunspor v Balıkesirspor - as well as up-to-date odds.
Samsunspor will be looking for another win after the 0-2 1. Lig triumph vs Tuzlaspor.
Fewer than three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Samsunspor have been involved. With regard to the goal distribution from this period, their opponents scored a total of 6 and Kırmızı Şimşekler managed the sum of 9. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, however.
Coming into this fixture, Samsunspor are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Balıkesirspor will go into this game following a 2-1 1. Lig win versus Bandırmaspor in their most recent match.
The stats don’t lie, and Balıkesirspor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 8 goals overall. In defence, Balkes have clearly had some problems.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Balıkesirspor:
- haven't beaten Samsunspor when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 01/05/2016, there has been little between the sides with Samsunspor winning 3 of those games, Balıkesirspor 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 for Kırmızı Şimşekler and 10 belonging to Balkes. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
Team News: Samsunspor
Samsunspor boss Besim Durmuş has zero fitness worries to speak of before this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Vukan Savicevic, Kubilay Yavuz, Kerem Can Akyüz and Nadir Ciftci.
Team News: Balıkesirspor
Due to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, Balıkesirspor boss Giray Bulak does not have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
It looks to us that Samsunspor will likely get the win and a possible clean sheet when they face Balıkesirspor, who will not find it easy to find the back of the net.
We’re tipping a comfortable 2-0 winning score for Samsunspor at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Samsun 19 Mayıs Stadyumu (33,919)
Captain: Furkan Köse
Chairman: İsmail Erkurt Tutu
Manager: Besim Durmuş
Competitions: 1. Lig position 2