Kayserispor vs Genclerbirligi Match Analysis & Prediction
22/12/2022 1:00 pm
After losing each and every of their last six 1. Lig matches, Genclerbirligi will be looking to bounce back to winning ways on Thursday when they face top-tier side Kayserispor in cup competition.
The hosts enter the contest sitting in sixth place in the Turkish Super Lig, having played 14 matches to collect 23 points, and they are level on points with defending champions Trabzonspor, who are in seventh place.
Kayserispor lost their last league match, which was also the last game before the World Cup break, suffering a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Konyaspor, with the visitors leapfrogging them into fourth place.
However, they have had a successful warm-up period before resumption to domestic action, winning each of their three friendlies in the process.
They firstly beat Saarbrucken 2-1 on December 5, before they claimed victory over Giresunspor in a thrilling 5-3 scoreline four days later, while they finished their preparations with a 2-1 win against Liepaja on December 13.
Meanwhile, Genclerbirligi enter the contest sitting at the bottom of the 1. Lig table on just seven points from their 17 matches played so far this season.
Unlike their hosts, they did not go into the break during the World Cup in Qatar as they contued proceedings in the second tier in Turkish football hiererchy.
However, Genclerbirligi have not been able to get themselves up and running, having lost each of their last six league matches since November 13, with the last time they picked up a point being on November 5, when they played out a 2-2 draw with Yeni Malatyaspor on away territory.
On a positive note, the visitors enter the cup contest in a positive mood after winning their last game in the competition, claiming a 1-0 home victory over Bayburt OIS on November 9.
Kayserispor vs. Genclerbirligi Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 39 occasions across all competitions, where Kayserispor have claimed 16 victories while Genclerbirligi have won 14, and they have draw in nine. Kayserispor have scored 48 goals and conceded 50. In their last five meetings, Kayserispor have won three, Genclerbirligi one with one draw.
Kayserispor Team News
Despite defeat to Konyaspor last time out in the Super Lig, Kayserispor are expected to lineup in a 4-1-4-1 formation for the visit of Genclerbirligi.
Lionel Carole, Dimitrios Kolovetsios, Majid Hosseini and Onur Bulut are expected to line up in the backline, shielding Bilal Bayazit between the sticks.
Kayserispor's Last 5 Matches
Genclerbirligi Team News
Left-back Musa Sahindere has missed out for Genclerbirligi through five matches with an unknown issue, while left winger Arda Tuzcu sustained a meniscal injury on December 10.
Centre-back Metehan Mert and left-back Muhammed Bayir are at risk of suspension if they get booked on Thursday, but should feature anyway.
Genclerbirligi's Last 5 Matches
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Kayserispor vs. Genclerbirligi: Odds and Predictions
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