Competition: Turkey 1 Lig
Market: Samsunspor win
Odds: 1/2 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on their promotion charge on Friday evening, Samsunspor will welcome Yeni Malatyaspor to the Samsun Stadium.
Starting with the hosts, last seen putting in another stellar display as they breezed their way to a 5-0 romp at home against Denizlispor, Samsunspor are enjoying what has been a real purple patch. Opening up this weekend’s fixtures battling it out at the top of the second-tier table, it is no secret that Bayram Bektas’ side have their sights firmly set on clinching a Super Lig return this season. Knowing that they have been handed another golden chance on Friday evening, the Samsun-based outfit are enjoying an eight-match unbeaten run across all formats. With their extended charge highlighted by a 4-0 victory against Adanaspor on November 9th, Samsunspor have gained a reputation for their free-scoring displays in the final third. Simply looking to widen their advantage in the promotion chase here, it should be noted that Bektas’ men have taken a staggering 19 points from their last seven showdowns in front of their own supporters.
As for the visitors, after losing their top-flight status last season, Yeni Malatyaspor find themselves in the midst of what has been a rather public nightmare. Only continuing to deal with a string of issues, Hasan Ozer’s side are remarkably at the heart of yet another relegation scrap. Opening this weekend’s fixtures sat three points adrift of safety, the Reds have now failed to win any of their last five contests. Facing what is another huge challenge on Friday evening when they make the trip to Samsun, Ozer will have a huge headache over his side’s extended struggles in the final third. In fact, along with mustering just a single point from any of their previous four second-tier battles, it should be noted that Malatyaspor have drawn a blank in each of those four consecutive appearances. Suffering a 3-0 defeat when they last faced off against Samsunspor back in 2017, we’re expecting a similar outcome here.
Bet: Samsunspor 1/2 to beat Yeni Malatyaspor in Friday’s Turkey 1 Lig matchup @ 888sport