The teams view to this game couldn't be any more different, for Bursaspor its a matter of keeping 3rd place and beating bitter rivals Besiktas. For Besiktas this is a meaningless game as they focus on the Turkish Cup final they will be playing mid-week.
Bursaspor have been in decline ever since the start of the second half of the season, the new transfers disrupted the team and have not had the desired effect. They used to have alot of pace upfront and were one of the leagues most dangerous counter attacking sides, now they are slow getting the ball forward and find it difficult to create chances. To make matters worse they will be without Ömer Erdo?an, winger Ozan ?pek, Goalkeeper Ivankov, Sercan Y?ld?r?m and Insua going into this game.
Gaziantepspor felt robbed last game after their defeat to Trabzonspor, manager Tolunay Kafkas was furious with the early red card and penalty decision. They will want to get back to winning ways and close the gap with Bursaspor who are currently in third place. Gaziantep play better at home and will want to use their deadly attacking trio of Cenk, Wagner and Popov to cause Manisaspor's shaky defense lots of problems.
Manisaspor got a surprise victory last game against Eskisehirspor, they have achieved their target this season so its hard to work out how they will approach each game. Gaziantep are far more motivated and have their home edge going into this game against motiveless Manisaspor.
Game to be played @ 15:00 CET
IBB are focused on their first Turkish cup final which will be played four days after this game. They don't have a deep squad so keeping key players in shape for this big game is essential. It wouldn't be a surprise to see an unmotivated team for this match up.
Antalyaspor have really turned things round, its hard to imagine they were in the relegation zone a few weeks ago. They are currently going through their best form of the season and have only been defeated once in the past 8 games. The manager revealed that their aim is to finish the league in 8th position.
IBB would rather not play this game, while Antalyaspor have a personal goal to settle.
Antalyaspor(0) might look as the bet of the day.Add a comment
Game to be played @ 19:00 CET
Eskisehirspor are without a win in 5 games, they did lose to the league leaders Trabzon and Fenerbahce during this period. However, their loss in the previous game away to Manisaspor did come as a surprise and their manager Bulent Uygun was very dissapointed with their performance. Eski?ehirspor will be without Tello, Diego, Sezgin, Burhan and star player Sezer Ozturk their creative playmaker.
Kayserispor may have put an end to their dismal form with a victory over Bursaspor however, the football put on display was yet again of a poor standard. They also had playmaker Karim Ziani sent off, midfielder Selim Teber, Cangele, Goalkeeper Souleymanou, Kujovic, Eren and Sava? will also miss this game due to injury.
Game to be played @ 19:00 CET
Ankaragucu come off another fantastic performance with our 4-1 win away at Istanbul BBS.
The last time both teams met Karabukspor ran out 5-1 winners in what was an embarrassing performance under Umit Ozat. Emanuelle Emunike proved to much for the Ankaragucu defence scoring two goals and ex Ankaragucu forward Ilhan Parlak was also on the score sheet.
Of the three teams who were promoted from The Bank Aysa last season, only Karabukspor will remain with both Konyaspor and Bucaspor been relegated. A good first season back in the top flight with a mid table finish looking likely, Karabukspor will hope to build and push up the table next season. There main player is Emanuelle Emunike who lead the goalscoring charts until he suffered an Injury which kept him out for a couple of months.
Game to be played @ 18:00 CET
Trabzon is fighting for the title and they have no other option than winning. Any other result may mean the end of the title race if not mathematically, physiologically.Their 2nd goalkeepr who is doing good lately will play with a mask today.
Gaziantep will welcome 2 wingers Popov and Soso back along with important figther in midfield: Hurriyet. They are still figting for the 3rd place and despite the season is coming to an end, they play very well and with great ambition in their games. Tolunay Kafkas the trainer of Gaziantep is a very honest man and since he had some problems with Fenerbahce co-trainers and fans we don't expect that he will ask his team to slow down against Trabzon. On the contrary he will like to prove his honesty again for any possible conspiracy theories.
Now, away team has a great striker Cenk Tosun, in form attacker Olcan and talented playmaker Wagner. Now they have Sosa and Popov back. This team will face a Trabzon that has no chance other than winning.
Both to score should be the best bet in this game.Add a comment
Game to start @ 14:00 CET
Manisa couldn't get a win in last 6 game in the league. Last week they lost against Bursaspor although they played good football in the second half of that game. Director Hikmet Karaman will make changes in the squad this week. Instead of Isaac who is in a bad form, we will watch Makakula in this game. Home team will welcome the return of Oumar Kalabane after yellow card suspension while they miss Yigit Incedemir because of suspension.
Away team will miss out some key player: Erkan, Diego, Tello, Alper and Sezgin .. Burhan will use mask since he has injury on his cheekbone .. The announced squad consists of 16 players , two of them are from team B. They do not have substitude players for stopper, defensive midfielder, back and midfielder positions.
So, besides all the missings ans squad problems they dont have any realistic chances for the 4th place (E.League ticket) and they will face a very hungry home team with an ambitious trainer, who according to the news almost agreed to stay as the trainer for the team for one more year.
Under these circumstances the odds on home team have big value in our eyes.Add a comment
Game to be played @ 18:00 CET
Kasimpasa v Konyaspor will not pe previewed because it is the trickiest game of the weekend between two relegated teams.
This derby may not mean a lot mathmatically on the league table but means a lot for the fans. Besiktas players, management and the trainer wont have any motivation problem just because of the cup final on 11th of May which is 11 days after this game, so there will be no problem with resting players and other stuff like that. There will be no empty seat on the stadium and the fans will not stop one second to have a break but will keep on cheering for their team, Besiktas. Most of the stadium will be Besiktas fans since its their home game.Add a comment
Game to be played @ 14:00 CET
Antalyaspor are safe in mid table and have nothing left to play for. Bucaspor require Sivasspor to lose if they are to avoid certain relegation. Their approach to the game relies heavily on the result of the Sivas game, if they win or draw its very difficult to predict Bucaspors approach to this fixture. They will be deflated knowing they have been relegated, however, even if Sivasspor lose their away form is so poor that siding with them is a huge risk. So, Sivsspor didn't lose yesterday. So, Bucaspor is surely relegated.
The hearth of Bucaspor, Erkan as well as Sercan and Atilla are ruled out of the squad by a management decision so they wont able to play as well as another very important midfield player Leko and the unfortunately another very importnat player from defence Orhan Ak is out along with long term absenses Carlos adn Gomes.Add a comment
The 30th round also ends in Turkey this monday with the last match when Konyaspor will host Besiktas .
With 4 rounds to go both teams don't have what to play for anymore. Besitkas are almost without chances for a European Cup place and they will concentrate on the Cup while Konyaspor is relegated.
Not so many news on this one but we recommend to stay away. One could say that this will be an easy win for Besiktas but bear in mind that they have a cup final and they want to win that badly, being their last chance of an European Cup so they could have their mind on that. Anyway, the odds are set accordingly so don't be fooled to bet on Besiktas because they have odds around 1.8. Bookies know what they do in this case :)
Besiktas has Ferrari, Ersan and Bobo Almeida injured. Guti is recovered so he will join the team today.
Konyaspor: Pawelek, Zayette, Alvaro Mejia, Musa, Mehmet Sedef, Hakan, Ali Dere, Adnan, Ertu?rul, Gökhan, Robak
Be?ikta?: Rü?tü, Ekrem, ?branim Toraman, Sivok, ?smail, Ersnt, Necip, Guti, Simao, Quaresma, Nobre
Gaziantepspor vs Antalyaspor
Gaziantepspor may feel demoralized after their mid-week Turkish cup semi final exit however, they still find themselves in forth position which would guarantee them a Europa cup spot and their highest league finish in a decade. Antalyaspor meanwhile were looking likely relegation candidates going into the second half of the season however, a recent surge in form has elevated them into mid-table safety. They have no real motivation as they are now safe yet seem intent on approaching every game with the same intensity.
Antalyaspor defend well as a team and break fast on counter attacks, their attacking trio Necati, Tita and Mehmet Yilmaz have been linking up well and causing opposition defenses nightmares recently.Add a comment