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The 1. Lig meeting at İzmit İsmetpaşa Stadı on Saturday sees home side Kocaelispor go up against opponents Boluspor.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Kocaelispor v Boluspor are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Kocaelispor, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-2 1. Lig success vs Adanaspor.
In that match, Kocaelispor managed 59% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Kocaelispor, goals were scored by Cihat Çelik (11') and Barış Alıcı (98'). Adanaspor got 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
It has not been often in recent games that Kocaelispor have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Kocaelispor have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals in the process.
In their last game, Boluspor drew 0-0 in the 1. Lig match with Keciörengücü.
In that match, Boluspor had 53% possession and 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. On the other side, Ankara Keçiörengücü had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving Boluspor has become evident of late. Checking on their last 6 meetings shows that this has occurred 5 times. In these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal tally of 5 and Boluspor have scored 3. With no two games being the same, time will tell whether the trend will be replicated here in this game.
Heading into this contest, Boluspor are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The last league encounter featuring the two was 1. Lig match day 23 on 07/02/2022 and the score finished Kocaelispor 1-2 Boluspor.
That time, Kocaelispor managed 61% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
For their opponents, Boluspor had 8 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Emin Bayram (17') and Tugay Kaçar (54') scored.
Team News: Kocaelispor
The Kocaelispor manager will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from. Ahmet Hasan Göcen cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Boluspor
Thanks to a fully healthy group to choose from, the Boluspor manager Sait Karafırtınalar doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
When taking all factors into account, Boluspor would be disappointed if they were not to score a goal against this Kocaelispor side, however it may not quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Kocaelispor by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: İzmit İsmetpaşa Stadı (17,000)
Competitions: 1. Lig position 8