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The Süper Lig clash at Malatya Arena on Friday will see home team Yeni Malatyaspor up against Göztepe.
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Yeni Malatyaspor will be wanting a better result here after the 3-0 Süper Lig losing effort in their last game against Fatih Karagümrük.
Zukanović (4'), Artur Sobiech (56') and Erik Sabo (74') scored for Fatih Karagümrük.
Yeni Malatyaspor have really struggled up front in more recent games. Their ‘goals for’ figure stands at just 1 against opposing sides during the course of their last six fixtures. In those games, Malatyaspor have also seen the number of goals against them come to 8.
Analysis of their past results shows that Yeni Malatyaspor:
- have not been beaten in the league by Göztepe in their last 5 games.
- are without a home win in the past 3 league matches.
Göztepe come into this encounter following on from a 5-1 Süper Lig win to beat Denizlispor in their most recent game.
For Göztepe, the goals were scored by Alpaslan Öztürk (10'), Atınç Nukan (25'), Halil Akbunar (43'), Márcio Mossoró (50') and Zlatko Tripić (71'). Oğuz Yilmaz (62') was the scorer for Denizlispor.
In as many as 6 of the previous 6 clashes involving Göztepe, a minimum of three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per game during that spell is 4.17, with the average number of goals for Göz Göz equalling 2.17. That kind of pattern might not be continued into this game, though.
Pre-game facts show that Göztepe:
- have left without a victory over Yeni Malatyaspor when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 5 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 09/12/2017 shows us that Yeni Malatyaspor have won 3 of them & Göztepe 1, with the tally of draws standing at 2.
A sum of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 for Malatyaspor and 8 netted by Göz Göz. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.17.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Süper Lig match day 28 on 20/06/2020 and the score finished Yeni Malatyaspor 2-1 Göztepe.
The match was refereed by Özgür Yankaya.
Team News: Yeni Malatyaspor
Yeni Malatyaspor boss Hikmet Karaman doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from.
It seems likely that Malatyaspor could make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation featuring Guido Herrera, Karim Hafez, Mustafa Akbas, Murat Akca, Issam Chebake, Afriyie Acquah, Fernando Zuqui, Moryke Fofana, Christian Cueva, Adem Buyuk and Jetmir Topalli.
Team News: Göztepe
Göztepe manager İlhan Palut has to choose a team with limited availability. Batuhan Kirdaroglu (Fibula Fracture) and Stefano Napoleoni (Hip Injury) won’t be making appearances.
From our viewpoint, Göz Göz might make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Irfan Can Egribayat, Murat Paluli, Atinc Nukan, Alpaslan Öztürk, Dzenan Burekovic, Yalcin Kayan, Soner Aydogdu, Halil Akbunar, Marcio Mossoro, Zlatko Tripic and Brown Ideye.
We’re inclined to think that Göztepe and Yeni Malatyaspor may well end up cancelling each other out here.
A draw is a real possibility, as we are expecting there to be little between them. We’re therefore seeing a score draw at the end of the 90.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Malatya Arena (25,745)
Captain: Murat Yıldırım
Chairman: Adil Gevrek
Manager: Hikmet Karaman
Competitions: Süper Lig position 20