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Yeni Malatyaspor meet away team Göztepe at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu in the Super Lig meeting on Friday.
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Yeni Malatyaspor will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 1-0 Super Lig loss in their previous game against Trabzonspor.
In that game, Yeni Malatyaspor managed 29% possession and 3 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Trabzonspor got 24 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Andreas Cornelius (23') was the scorer for Trabzonspor.
It’s been all too rare in recent times that Yeni Malatyaspor have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that Yeni Malatyaspor have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 12 goals on the way.
Göztepe will go into the clash after a 4-0 Super Lig win with the defeat of Antalyaspor in their most recent game.
In that match, Göztepe had 41% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Göztepe, goals were scored by Atınç Nukan (22') and Cherif Ndiaye (51', 60', 78'). For their opponents, Antalyaspor got 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Göztepe have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals overall. In defence, Göztepe have clearly had some problems. We shall soon see if that trend can be sustained here.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 19/01/2019 tells us that Yeni Malatyaspor have won 3 of these games & Göztepe 0, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 of them from Malatyaspor and 7 being from Göz Göz. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Super Lig match day 2 on 22/08/2021 when it finished Göztepe 0-1 Yeni Malatyaspor.
On that occasion, Göztepe had 67% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 on target.
At the other end, Yeni Malatyaspor got 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Benjamin Tetteh (56') was the scorer.
The referee was Bahattin Şimşek.
Team News: Yeni Malatyaspor
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Yeni Malatyaspor gaffer Marius Şumudică to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Nuri Fatih Aydin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Nuri Fatih Aydin, Benjamin Tetteh and Didier Ndong.
We think that Yeni Malatyaspor could make use of the 5-4-1 system for this one, beginning the first half with Ertac Ozbir, Okechukwu Azubuike, Sadik Ciftpinar, Semih Kaya, Wallace, Karim Hafez, Nouha Dicko, Mustafa Eskihellac, Godfred Donsah, Mounir Chouiar and Kenan Ozer.
Team News: Göztepe
Owing to an otherwise available squad, there is just the one fitness worry for the Göztepe manager Nestor El Maestro to contend with. Dzenan Burekovic (Corona virus) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Göz Göz might utilise a 3-4-2-1 formation, starting the game with Irfan Egribayat, Atakan Cankaya, Atinc Nukan, Wilker Angel, Kerim Alici, Obinna Nwobodo, Soner Aydogdu, Berkan Emir, Makana Baku, Halil Akbunar and Cherif Ndiaye.
Göztepe and Yeni Malatyaspor should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. Therefore, we predict a tight encounter with a 1-1 score at the end of this game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu (25,745)
Captain: Adem Büyük
Chairman: Adil Gevrek
Manager: Marius Şumudică
Competitions: Super Lig position 20
🔑 Star Man: Adem Büyük
Usually taking up the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Adem Büyük was born in Hopa, Turkey. After having made a senior debut playing for Gençlerbirliği in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Midfielder has scored 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season so far in a total of 18 appearances.