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Göztepe come up against guests Sivasspor at Gürsel Aksel Stadium in the Super Lig tie on Wednesday.
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Göztepe will be looking for another win after the 1-2 Super Lig triumph vs Yeni Malatyaspor.
In that game, Göztepe had 38% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Göztepe, the goalscorers were Berkan Emir (14') and Lourency (72'). At the other end, Yeni Malatyaspor got 14 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Mustafa Eskihellaç (7') scored for Yeni Malatyaspor.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times where Göztepe have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Göztepe have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 8 goals in the process. That aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern might persist in this upcoming match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Göztepe:
- have not registered a win against Sivasspor in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Sivasspor drew 1-1 in the Super Lig match with Trabzonspor.
In that match, Sivasspor had 43% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Sivasspor was Leke James (20'). Trabzonspor had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Abdülkadir Ömür (24') was the scorer for Trabzonspor.
Riza Çalımbay's Sivasspor have seen their goal attempts be successful 7 times throughout their most recent six matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those same clashes comes to 6.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 11/05/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Göztepe winning 2 of those games, Sivasspor 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 overall at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The last league match between the two was Super Lig match day 3 on 29/08/2021 which ended up with the score at Sivasspor 2-2 Göztepe.
In that match, Sivasspor had 42% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Dimitris Goutas (11', 66').
Göztepe got 8 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Halil Akbunar (51') and Beykan Şimşek (84') scored.
The match was refereed by Burak Şeker.
Team News: Göztepe
There’s just one fitness concern for the Göztepe gaffer Nestor El Maestro to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Oussama Tannane (Ligament Injury) won’t play.
In all likelihood, Göz Göz could opt for a 3-4-3 system for the game, beginning the first half with Irfan Can Egribayat, Wilker Angel, Dino Arslanagic, Atinc Nukan, Kerim Alici, Obinna Nwobodo, Soner Aydogdu, Berkan Emir, Makana Baku, Cherif Ndiaye and Lourency.
Team News: Sivasspor
We’re of the thinking that Yiğidolar might begin the game with a 4-1-4-1 lineup, starting the game with Ali Vural Sasal, Ahmet Oguz, Samba Camara, Caner Osmanpasa, Ugur Ciftci, Özkan Yigiter, Erdogan Yesilyurt, Kerem Atakan Kesgin, Isaac Cofie, Pedro Henrique and Leke James.
Sivasspor and Göztepe won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
That’s why we have predicted a very competitive game with a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gürsel Aksel Stadium (25,035)
Captain: Halil Akbunar
Chairman: Mehmet Sepil
Manager: Nestor El Maestro
Competitions: Super Lig position 16
⭐ Key Man: David Tijanič
Mostly taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, David Tijanič was born in Slovenia. After having played his first senior match for Raków Częstochowa in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season to date from a total of 18 appearances.