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The Süper Lig fixture at Gaziantep Arena on Friday sees home team Gaziantep take to the field against Trabzonspor.
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Gaziantep will play in this game following on from a 2-2 Süper Lig drawn game against Göztepe.
For Gaziantep, the goalscorers were Muhammet Demir (7') and Alexandru Maxim (90'). Soner Aydoğdu (50') and Brown Ideye (61') scored for Göztepe.
Gaziantep haven’t had any problems with scoring, finding the back of the net in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 9 during that time and have conceded a total of 10.
Pre-game facts show that Gaziantep:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Trabzonspor will come into the meeting following a 3-1 Süper Lig win with the eclipse of Yeni Malatyaspor in their previous fixture.
For Trabzonspor, the goals were scored by Benik Afobe (24', 33') and Anthony Nwakaeme (45'). Adem Büyük (77') was the scorer for Yeni Malatyaspor.
Showing their appetite for productive encounters, goals have been scored 21 times in the prior six games in which Trabzonspor have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.5 goals each fixture. Opposing teams have hit 11 of those goals. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be carried forward into this game, though.
Ahead of this meeting, Trabzonspor are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Süper Lig match day 25 on 07/03/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Gaziantep 1-1 Trabzonspor.
The match was refereed by Halis Özkahya.
Team News: Gaziantep
Gaziantep manager Marius Şumudică will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a completely healthy squad available for selection.
In our view, Gaziantep will possibly kick off with a 3-5-2 system for this one featuring Günay Güvenc, Alin Tosca, Papy Djilobodji, Jean Armel Kana Biyik, Júnior Morais, Güray Vural, Alexandru Maxim, Jefferson Nogueira Junior, Pawel Olkowski, Muhammet Demir and Andre Carreira Sousa.
Team News: Trabzonspor
Trabzon boss Eddie Newton has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Ugurcan Cakir (Thigh Muscle Strain), Kamil Cörekci (Muscle Injury), Stiven Plaza (Knee Problems), Majid Hosseini (Unknown Injury), Muhammet Taha Tepe (Groin Injury) and Anders Trondsen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
We are inclined to think that Karadeniz Fırtınası might play in a 4-1-4-1 system, going with Arda Akbulut, Ali Osman Karnapoğlu, Hüseyin Türkmen, Edgar Ie, Marlon, Abdulkadir Parmak, Abdulkadir Omur, Lewis Baker, Flávio, Anthony Nwakaeme and Benik Afobe.
In our view, Gaziantep have the capability to put a goal past this Trabzonspor lineup, however a single goal might not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Therefore, we think that it’s going to be a narrow 1-2 advantage for Trabzonspor by the conclusion of the game. It’s a very tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gaziantep Arena (33,502)
Captain: Günay Güvenç
Chairman: Mehmet Büyükekşi
Manager: Marius Şumudică
Competitions: Süper Lig position 14
⭐ Star Player: André
Regularly used in the Striker position, André was born in Cabo Frio, Brazil. Having made his senior debut playing for Santos in the 2009 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 2 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season to date coming from a total of 3 appearances.