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Şanlıurfaspor will be the visitors at İzmit İsmetpaşa Stadı on Saturday for the 1. Lig game with hosts Kocaelispor.
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Kocaelispor prepare for this game following a 1-1 1. Lig tied result against Boluspor.
In that match, Kocaelispor had 53% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Kocaelispor was Giorgi Beridze (4'). At the other end, Boluspor got 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Veaceslav Posmac (32') was the scorer for Boluspor.
Kocaelispor have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting in each and every one of their last 6 matches.
They have managed to rack up 8 during that time and have conceded a total of 7.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Keciörengücü in 1. Lig competition, Şanlıurfaspor will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Şanlıurfaspor had 57% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. On the other side, Ankara Keçiörengücü had 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring Şanlıurfaspor has been noticeable of late. Examining their last six games reveals that it’s happened 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 6 and Şanlıurfaspor have scored 5. That being said, we must now wait to see whether that trend shall be maintained in this game or not.
Going into this encounter, Şanlıurfaspor haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
The last league contest featuring these clubs was 1. Lig match day 6 on 24/09/2023 which ended up with the score at Şanlıurfaspor 0-2 Kocaelispor.
In that game, Şanlıurfaspor managed 50% possession and 4 shots at goal with 0 of them on target.
For their opponents, Kocaelispor had 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Douglas Tanque (45', 50') scored.
Team News: Kocaelispor
The Kocaelispor manager does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a completely injury-free group available to select from. Yusuf Abdioğlu will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Şanlıurfaspor
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from, the Şanlıurfaspor manager Ogün Temizkanoğlu does not have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
Our assessment is that Kocaelispor should get the goals that they need when they meet Şanlıurfaspor, who might well find it difficult to break down their defence.
Our tip is for a comfortable 2-0 winning score for Kocaelispor at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
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Stadium: İzmit İsmetpaşa Stadı (17,000)
Competitions: 1. Lig position 3