Cup: Mersin vs Sivasspor
Mersin started badly in 2012, with two defeats in two games without playing any good football. The mitigating factor is that they had lot of absents, but they remain in eighth position, which probably will be their highest target they want to finish this season. As a newcomer team to Turkish Super League, the thing that they are still away from the relegation zone, is a great success. However, great concern for them is that they cannot have a stable performance, and is remarkable that they perform better away than home. The administration is preparing proposals to bring well-established players at the club, but until now, has just signed only Brazilian midfielder Bueno. Injured are Kas (defender, 16 games played), Bayraktar (midfielder, 15 games played) and Beto (14 games played, 4 goals scored). Tunisian midfielder Yahia (17 games played) is missing due to Copa Africa, while Argentine midfielder Zurita (17 games played) is questionable to play.
Sivasspor is perhaps at their best period of the season, being undefeated in seven matches, sitting in the seventh position, and looking to the future with optimism. Traditionally they are strong at home this year, but has proven that they can get points and away from home, and this is the big difference compared to past years. The few words and a lot of work done in training is the secret of their success, which this year they did not put any target and watching each game separately. They want to qualify, hopefully that they will play at home for the next round with a commercial opponent, so they will have enough revenue from tickets and tv. On Sunday, Sivasspor playing at home against Ankaragucu. midfielder Bekmezci is suspended, while Yerlikaya and Erdal are out injured but not affecting their eleven.
Bet: Sivasspor +0.25 Asian Handicap @1.90 with Bet365