From Tuesday to Thursday, the quarter-final first leg matches took place in the Turkish Cup. It comes on Thursday evening in Spor Toto Akhisar Belediye Stadi to the duel between defending champion Akhisar Belediyespor and Kasimpasa. After Akhisar could celebrate the biggest success of the club’s history with the cup victory in the preseason, the club is fighting in this season in the Süperlig against relegation. After the 20th matchday, the black-green-yellow are the bottom of the league. In the last seven games, there was only one victory. For four games, the West Turks are waiting for a success. Is Belediyespor in the race for the title defense?
Akhisar Belediyespor vs Kasimpasa Football Betting Prediction
Kasimpasa rose as Akhisar Belediyespor in the 2011/12 season in the first division. Since then, both clubs play in the Süperlig. After the 13th Matchday the blue-whites were still on the second place in the league table and were the first pursuers of Basaksehir. From the following seven league games, the team of coach Mustafa Denizli but only one victory. With this series, the club slipped to seventh place. The gap to the European Cups is three points. Now Kasimpasa wants to move into the semi-finals of Türkiye Kupasi 2019. The bookies have also played Akhisar Belediyespor in the match. Kasimpasa odds on offer, which favor the guests.
Akhisar Belediyespor – Statistics & Current Form
As champion of the TFF 1st Lig Akhisar Belediyespor rose in the 2011/12 season for the first time in the Süper league. After the rise of the club from the western Turkish city of Akhisar landed at the end of the season always between 7th and 14th. Recently, the club from the western Turkish city Akhisar with the cup triumph celebrate the greatest success of the club’s history. In the final, Belediyespor defeated Fenerbahce 3-2. As a cup winner, the team qualified for the first time for the European Cup. In a group with Sevilla, Krasnodar and Standard Liège the Black and Green Yellow with a single point as bottom of the table but immediately eliminated from the Europa League. The only point was in the last group game when Akhisar parted with a 0-0 home from Liège. After the successful preseason coach Okan Buruk could not agree with the responsible on any new contract and left so the club.
His successor was Cihat Arslan. In the first 20 league games Akhisar could win only four league games. There are also five draws and eleven defeats. 35 goals mean the worst value of the Süperlig. 13 of the 17 points could be summoned by Coach Arslan’s men at home. At least Belediyespor is ranked 13th in the home table. In foreign countries, the club is with four counters from nine games, however, the weakest team in the league. In the cup it runs for the West Turks, however, all the better. As defending champion Akhisar had to enter only from the fifth round in the competition. There, the winner of the previous year prevailed clearly against the third division Fatih Karagümrük. In the second round Belediyespor then met the league rivals Kayserispor and sat down 2-1 and 0-0. On Sunday, the Arslan-Elf lost in the league at home with 0-3 against championship leader Basaksehir. In January, 57-time Ukrainian international Yevhen Seleznov left the club and moved to Malaga. The squad was strengthened in the recent transfer by Zeki Yavru, Rajko Rotman, Sokol Cikalleshi, Edin Cocalic and Musa Nizam.
Expected formation of Akhisar Belediyespor:
Öztürk – Vrsajevic, Miguel Lopes, Sissoko, Güray – Serginho, Rotman – Regattin, Josué, Manu – Cikalleshi
Last matches of Akhisar Belediyespor:
- 03.02.2019 – Akhisar Belediye Vs. Istanbul Basaksehir 0: 3 (Süper Lig)
- 27.01.2019 – Rizespor vs. Akhisar Belediye 3: 1 (Süper Lig)
- 22.01.2019 – Akhisar Belediye vs. Kayserispor 0: 0 (Pokal)
- 18.01.2019 – Akhisar Belediye vs. Besiktas 0: 3 (Süper Lig)
- 15.01.2019 – Kayserispor Vs. Akhisar Belediye 1: 2 (Pokal)
Kasimpasa – Statistics & Current Form
After a year in the 2nd league, the Kasimpasa Spor Kulübü from Istanbul, as well as Akhisar Belediyespor, rose to the Süperlig in the 2011/12 season. At that time, the blue-whites prevailed in the promotion play-offs against Adanaspor. Since then, the club plays continuously in the highest Turkish football league and finished five of the last six seasons always in the top nine of the table. After a great start to the season, coach Mustafa Denizli’s side have not done well in recent weeks. After the 13th Match Kasimpasa still stood on a great second place in the Süperlig, five points behind leaders Basaksehir. After that, it was enough but only to win in seven games. Thus, the club from Istanbul is only on the 7th place in the league. With nine wins, two draws and nine defeats, the Denizli men have 29 points in their favor.
With a gap of three points, the European Cup places are still in sight. Kasimpasa has scored 38 goals this term. This is currently the best of the league along with Galatasaray and Besiktas. However, the Kasimpasa had during the winter transfer period with Mbaye Diagne the best striker to Gala. The Senegalese striker had scored 20 goals in 17 games this season and went for ten million euros to the city rivals. As new additions, the coach welcomed Tobias Heintz, Azad Toptik, Haris Hajradinovic, Simone Scuffet, Stipe Perica and Karim Hafez in January. On the other hand, the blue-white have conceded 34 goals, which is the second worst value of the league. Kasimpasa had to play in the cup from the fourth round. There they sat down with 3: 2 away at the fourth division Batman Petrolspor. Also in round 5 it went against a fourth division. Istanbul prevailed 2-1 and 4-1. The team had more trouble in the first knockout round with Alanyaspor. After a 0-0 in the first leg in Alanya, Kasimpasa reached by a 1-0 after extra time in the second leg of the round of the last eight. In the league denied the Denizli-Elf with the 1: 3 at home against Sivasspor on Sunday the next defeat.
Expected formation of Kasimpasa:
Scuffet – Popov, Sari, Ben Youssef, Ozgur Cek – Josué – Koita, Sadiku, Pavelka, Trezeguet – Perica
Last matches of Kasimpasa:
- 02.02.2019 – Kasimpasa Vs. Sivasspor 1: 3 (Süper Lig)
- 28.01.2019 – Istanbul Basaksehir Vs. Kasimpasa 2: 0 (Süper Lig)
- 24.01.2019 – Kasimpasa Vs. Alanyaspor 1: 0 (Pokal)
- 21.01.2019 – Kasimpasa Vs. Rizespor 0: 1 (Süper Lig)
- 17.01.2019 – Alanyaspor Vs. Kasimpasa 0: 0 (Pokal)
Akhisar Belediyespor vs. Kasimpasa Direct Comparison
There have been 15 duels between Akhisar Belediyespor and Kasimpasa. With seven wins for Akhisar and six wins for Kasimpasa, the direct comparison is fairly balanced. There are also two draws. The last two duels in the Süper Lig went to zero at Kasimpasa. Before that Belediyespor had celebrated three wins in a row against the Istanbulers. In Spor Toto Akhisar Belediye Stadi, there have been three home wins so far, one draw and three defeats. Such a balanced balance makes the game Akhisar Belediyespor. Kasimpasa’s prediction is not necessarily easier.
Akhisar Belediyespor vs Kasimpasa betting tips and prediction
Both teams did not show a good form in the Süperlig in the last weeks. Akhisar has been waiting for a win for five league games, only winning one point. Kasimpasa scored only four points in the recent seven league games. For the first time in his time as Süper Lig coach Mustafa Denizli suffered three defeats in a row. In the cup, both teams are unbeaten this season.
Key Facts – Akhisar Belediyespor Vs. Kasimpasa tip
Akhisar has won only one of their last seven games
In the most recent competitive games Kasimpasa went only once as the winner of the field
The last two duels against Akhisar won Kasimpasa to zero
Both teams have lost the last three league games in a row. Basically, Kasimpasa certainly has the stronger team, but still has to cope with the departure of top scorer Diagne. The home advantage speaks against it for Akhisar. With another success in the cup, the team could get some tailwind for the league. When two form-weak teams meet, there is no clear favorite to emerge. We assume that both teams will act cautiously. The decision on the semi-final draw will probably only fall in the second leg. Both teams did not go bust in this cup season. In our opinion, this series continues. Thus we set Akhisar Belediyespor vs. Kasimpasa our tip on “draw”.
As an alternative we can play Akhisar Belediyespor Vs. Kasimpasa the prediction “Under 2.5 goals” recommend. Belediyespor have only scored in the last four competitive games. Kasimpasa played three times in the last five mandatory games to zero and met in the other two games only once each.
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