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Gaziantep host visitors Konyaspor at Gaziantep Arena in the Süper Lig meeting on Thursday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Gaziantep v Konyaspor can be found here (plus the best game odds).
Gaziantep are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-1 Süper Lig success versus Denizlispor.
The only scorer from Gaziantep was Güray Vural (24').
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Gaziantep have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Gaziantep have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 7 goals along the way.
Leading up to this clash, Gaziantep:
- are undefeated in their last 5 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Konyaspor will go into this encounter following a 1-0 Süper Lig win in the defeat of Çaykur Rizespor in their last outing.
The only player to score from Konyaspor was Farouk Miya (90').
During their six latest matches, Bulent Korkmaz's Konyaspor have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 6 times - giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.
Coming into this contest, Konyaspor are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring the two was Süper Lig match day 14 on 08/12/2019 when the final score was Konyaspor 0-0 Gaziantep.
The referee was Alì Palabiyik.
Team News: Gaziantep
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just a single fitness concern for the Gaziantep boss Marius Şumudică to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Souleymane Diarra (Unknown Injury) is out of contention. Seifedin Chabbi will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We are thinking that Gaziantep look set to opt for a 3-5-2 formation this time, handing starts to Günay Güvenc, Papy Djilobodji, Alin Tosca, Jean Armel Kana Biyik, Júnior Morais, Andre Carreira Sousa, Alexandru Maxim, Güray Vural, Oguz Ceylan, Kenan Ozer and Olarenwaju Kayode.
Team News: Konyaspor
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Konyaspor boss Bulent Korkmaz to contend with. Guilherme (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Amir Hadziahmetovic and Jens Jönsson.
We reckon that Konyaspor could decide to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 lineup, starting Serkan Kirintili, Nejc Skubic, Ugur Demirok, Marin Anicic, Alper Uludag, Volkan Findikli, Marko Jevtovic, Levan Shengelia, Deni Milosevic, Ömer Ali Sahiner and Riad Bajic.
Konyaspor will have to work hard as a team to get anything against this Gaziantep team who we think should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 win for Gaziantep at the end of the 90.
Little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gaziantep Arena (33,502)
Captain: Günay Güvenç
Chairman: Mehmet Büyükekşi
Manager: Marius Şumudică
Competitions: Süper Lig position 9
🔑 Key Player: Olarenwaju Kayode
Regularly used in the Striker position, Olarenwaju Kayode was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Luzern in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has hit 10 league goals in the Süper Lig 2019 - 2020 campaign to date in 26 appearances.