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The Super Lig tie at Gürsel Aksel Stadium on Saturday sees home side Göztepe play opponents Konyaspor.
Our Göztepe v Konyaspor predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Göztepe will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 2-3 Super Lig triumph against Antalyaspor.
In that match, Göztepe had 59% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Göztepe, goals were scored by Anderson Esiti (31'), Adis Jahović (66') and Atınç Nukan (84'). At the other end, Antalyaspor got 14 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Fredy (5') and Lukas Podolski (67') scored for Antalyaspor.
Göztepe have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve hit an aggregate of 11 during that period and have conceded a total of 9.
Coming into this fixture, Göztepe are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Konyaspor will go into the clash following a 5-1 Super Lig win vs Fatih Karagümrük in their most recent outing.
In that match, Konyaspor had 34% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 9 on target. For Konyaspor, the goalscorers were Ahmet Yilmaz Çalık (33'), Sokol Cikalleshi (61', 85'), Zymer Bytyqi (64') and Levan Shengelia (93'). On the other side, Fatih Karagümrük got 10 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Jeremain Lens (30') was the scorer for Fatih Karagümrük.
During their 6 most recent matches, İlhan Palut's Konyaspor have turned their attacks into goals a total of 9 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Ahead of this meeting, Konyaspor are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 12/05/2018 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Konyaspor. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever while Göztepe have dominated them, running out winners in 67 per cent of those games played.
A combined sum of 19 goals were produced between them in this period, with 12 for Göz Göz and 7 belonging to Konyaspor. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league game featuring the two was Super Lig match day 19 on 16/01/2021 and the score finished Konyaspor 2-3 Göztepe.
The match was refereed by Firat Aydinus.
Team News: Göztepe
Cherif Ndiaye (Sideband strain in the knee), Dzenan Burekovic (Hip problems), Balázs Megyeri (Ligament Problems), Peter Zulj (Sideband strain in the knee) and Marko Mihojevic (Injury to the ankle) will not be taking part for Göztepe gaffer Ünal Karaman.
Team News: Konyaspor
Konyaspor manager İlhan Palut has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Marin Anicic (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Deni Milosevic (Calf Strain) and Alper Uludag (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Amir Hadziahmetovic and Marin Anicic.
We think that Konyaspor may find it difficult to break down this Göztepe lineup who will likely emerge victorious.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for Göztepe when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gürsel Aksel Stadium (25,035)
Captain: Halil Akbunar
Chairman: Mehmet Sepil
Manager: Ünal Karaman
Competitions: Super Lig position 9
🔑 Key Player: Cherif Ndiaye
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Cherif Ndiaye was born in Senegal. After having played his first senior match for Waasland-Beveren in the 2016 - 2017 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 10 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season to date in 36 appearances.