Super Lig: Genclerbirligi v Istanbul BB
This is a derby game between 7th and 8th placed team and whoever wins this game will be in a good situation to come nearer to securing European competition position at the end of the season.
Genclerbirligi is in a good form right now, comparing to start of the season when they had quite a poor start. With three wins in a row, they climbed up on the 7th position and are expected now to climb even further and position themselves where they belong to. Ordusport, Trabzonspor and lastly Manisaspor were beaten in a row, especially very good performance was shown against Manisaspor on the road when they defeated them by one goal to nil and controlled the whole game. They didn't make too much dangerous situations, but their pace of the game was very good and managed to make Manisaspor totally not dangerous, as said controlling the game from the start. Even coach Fuat Capa says he is perfectly satisfied with recent performances and that he is no surprised at all, as he knows the potential of his team. MidfielderHarbuzi left the team and is the only unavailable for today's game, but he wasn't regular player anyway as he earned just four caps this season.
Istanbul Buyuksehir, on the other hand, completed a 1:1 draw against Sivas, which led them to fourth game without a win, scoring only second goal in these four matches. Their aim is to keep the mid table position and not to have any problems surviving in Super Lig. As far as it looks till now, they won't have such problems at all. However, it is obvious that their good results from the beginning of the season are history and they will still slip down a little bit on the table in next months. In addition to not so good form, they also have few important players missing for today's match. Main goalkeeper Hasagic and back Zayatte are injured, while midfielder Inanc is suspended for this match.
Genclerbirligi is in a way better form and with a 5-2-1 record at home, it's expected that they earn another, fourth win in a row and continue climbing on the table at very good odds.
Bet: Genclerbirligi Draw no Bet @1.68 with Bet365