Bursaspor vs Akhisar by Isaiah
Bursaspor managed to pull out important victory 1:2 away from home last weekend, as the team visited Gaziantepspor and turned the things around in last quarter of the game. Hosts were the ones who took the lead in 41st minute by Demir, while the visitors started playing much better in the second half.
This time they were lucky to have enough time to overturn their lead, with goals from Fernandao in 78th and Belluschi in 81st minute. With this result team climbed up a bit more at the table, being currently at fifth position, only four points away from the Europa League position. However, they need to improve record at home, starting from this game, while the only target now is three pointer, easy or hard. Central midfielder Fernando Belluschi (15/3) is suspended for this game after picking another yellow card last weekend, while the hosts have central defender Serdar Aziz (12/1) and defender Ethem Pulgir (1/0) doubtful for this game, but with chance to play. Left back Aziz Behich (15/0) should play here.
Akhisar, on the other hand, suffered a bit harsh defeat last weekend as the team comes from a 0:4 defeat at home against Rizespor. Visitors struck three goals in the first halftime, adding another one in repetition, but it has to be said that the hosts had their share of chances and ball possession, but without any effectivity.
Currently they are going nowhere with their form, being with no victory in last nine rounds, as the team slipped down the table and is currently only at eleventh position, four points above the safe zone. Away from home, they count five consecutive defeats, having real problems scoring on the road. Things aren't working well for them in the Turkish Cup either, as they come from a 1:2 home defeat against third league team Keciorengucu on Wednesday noon. Defender Ugur Demirok (13/1) is injured for this game, while striker Bruno Mezenga (13/0) will be out due suspension. Right back Ahmet Cebe (13/0) is doubtful, same as play maker Bilal Kisa (14/2).
After five matches with no defeat, Bursaspor has everything what it takes to defeat Akhisar in front of their crowd and I beleive they will do it without much problems this time.