The Süper Lig season had some surprises in store this season. Fenerbahce’s relegation battle, the departure of Süper Lig champions 2009/10 Bursaspor to the second Turkish league or the Europa League right of start for Yeni Malatyaspor – as expected, only the Turkish champions Galatasaray claimed the 22nd title in club history. One level down Denizlispor and Genclerbirligi the direct promotion to the Süper Lig succeeded. Four teams in the second Turkish league, however, went into the promotion playoffs. After the contested and nerve-wracking semi-finals, the play-off finals in Istanbul between Hatayspor and Gaziantep are now rising.
With Hatayspor against Gaziantep a clear favorite according to odds can not really be determined. Both teams are on equal terms, even though we played against Hatayspor. Gaziantep would prefer a prediction on the guest, especially since Gaziantep could prevail twice in the regular season against Hatayspor. None of the two second division has ever made the climb to the Süper Lig. While for Hatayspor it is the club’s first playoff final, Gazisehir Gaziantep is already in the third promotion playoff final.
Today’s Soccer Prediction Hatayspor vs Gaziantep
Gaziantep, with coach Mehmet Altiparmak, is the ultimate guarantor of success and wants to take advantage of the good omen to accomplish the first Süper Lig rise of the club’s history. Already last year Altiparmak sensationally celebrated with BB Erzurumspor the first Süper Lig promotion of the club’s history and now wants to do that with Gaziantep. On Thursday night, the playoff finals in the TFF 1st Lig at 20:45 (CET) at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul will rise!
Hatayspor – Statistics & Current Form
Hatayspor has benefited from great support from its supporters year after year, but has never really made it to the bottom leagues. Last year Hatayspor succeeded in the beginning of May promotion to the TFF 1st Lig, the second Turkish league. In the 2-0 win over Afyonspor celebrated the supporters together with the actors the first promotion to the TFF 1st Lig since 2002. At the time nobody would have thought that the sensational run of Hatayspor would continue in the second division , In the playoff final Hatayspor now wants to rise for the first time in club history in the Süper Lig.
” Three years ago we did not even have a training facility and now we are in the playoff final for the Süper Lig rise. We will do the miracle!” – Ilhan Palut
The regular season ended Hatay in third place, only three points behind Genclerbirligi, who made the direct promotion to the Süper Lig. In a remarkable season performance Hatayspor has already demonstrated its own qualities in the Turkish Cup and almost eliminated the Turkish champions Galatasaray from the “Türkiye Kupasi”. For Hatayspor Vs. Gaziantep are already being diligently placed at “Iddaa”, the largest Turkish (state) bookmaker. At the latest after the last-minute finals of Hatayspor in the play-off game against Adana Demirspor is expected to Hatayspor as the third Süper Lig promoted. In a 19-10-5 season, Hatayspor scored the strongest defensive with 22 goals conceded and the third strongest attack of the TFF 1 Lig with 57 goals.
In the recent playoff game against Adana Demirspor Hatayspor had by the goal in injury time to 2-2 equalizer already canceled the sails. The German striker Mirkan Aydin, formerly for the VfL Bochum and Prussia Münster active, has brought with his last-minute goal (seventh minute stoppage time) the whole stadium to the quake and solved the final ticket for Hatayspor. The 31-year-old German with Turkish roots has already immortalized in Hatay and now wants to shoot his team to rise.
Aydin is also expected to gain the edge in the playoff final. Meanwhile Hatayspor is unbeaten 16 competitive matches in a row across all competitions. The last defeat was but against the final opponent Gazisehir Gaziantep. Will the strong series finish in the playoff finale, or will Hatayspor take on a hat on Hatayspor against Gaziantep?
Expected formation of Hatayspor:
➦ Alkan – Caytemel, Abdioglu, Karaduman, Paluli – Sönmez, Diallo – Bag, Karadeniz, Ilgaz – Aydin
Last Games by Hatayspor:
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Hatayspor vs Adana Demirspor 3: 2 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 22.05.2019 – Adana Demirspor vs. Hatayspor 0: 0 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 17.05.2019 – Balikesirspor Vs. Hatayspor 0: 3 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Hatayspor Vs. Giresunspor 1: 0 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 03.05.2019 – Boluspor Vs. Hatayspor 1: 4 (1st Lig)
Gaziantep – Statistics & Current Form
The playoff games in the TFF 1. Lig also had it for Gazisehir Gaziantep in itself. The team of Mehmet Altiparmak made it only on the penalty shootout against Osmanlispor in the final. After 17 penalties for Osmanlispor was the missed shot of Eric Ayuk. Thus, Altiparmak has led within a year already the second second division in the playoff finals of the TFF 1st Lig. After the first Süper Lig promotion of the club history of BB Erzurumspor that should succeed now also with Gaziantep. Since the descent of Gaziantepspor in 2017, Gaziantep is hoping in vain for Süper Lig football. At the end of December last year, Gaziantepspor’s relegation to the amateur league was also announced, which is why Gazisehir Gaziantep is the football star in the city for the time being.
” Two equal finalists meet. At the end of the day form in the playoff final will be crucial.” – Mehmet Altiparmak
After a contested season final Gazisehir Gaziantep still has the playoff ticket with a score of 17-8-9. With 60 goals Gaziantep put the second strongest offensive of the TFF 1 Lig. Only two of the last twelve games lost Gaziantep and thus put down a considerable run to the season final spurt. In the playoffs, although it was a comfortable starting position in the first leg (2-0 home win), but in the return match only from the point the decision was made. In the offensive quality in the squad of Altiparmak 0: 2 at Osmanlispor was not really foreseeable.
Altiparmak benefits from a very strong squad. In addition to some players with Süper Lig experience Altiparmak builds but especially on a well-rehearsed squad. Players like Moussa Sow or Yonathan Del Valle acted in the Süper Lig. Ironically, the two most valuable players in the squad had to satisfy themselves but recently with the Joker role. In the playoff final Altiparmak is expected but again change his starting eleven, especially since players such as Del Valle (13 points scorer) and Moussa Sow (5 points scorer) are indispensable with their offensive qualities.
Expected formation of Gaziantep:
➦ Güvenc – Ugurlu, Kilinc, Kuru, Ceylan – Segbefia – Celenk, Alsan, Bjarnason, Del Valle – Sow
Last matches from Gaziantep:
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – Osmanlispor vs. Gaziantep BB 2: 0 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 22.05.2019 – Gaziantep vs. BB. Osmanlispor 2: 0 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Karabükspor Vs. Gaziantep BB 1: 6 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Gaziantep BB vs. Genclerbirligi 0: 2 (1st Lig)
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Balikesirspor Vs. Gaziantep BB 1: 2 (1st Lig)
Hatayspor vs Gaziantep Direct Comparison
It will be the 13th overall duel between the two clubs. With a balanced score of 5-2-5, the recent duels speak for Gazisehir Gaziantep. For the first time since 2005, both teams met again this season. Gazisehir Gaziantep won the second-round matches against Hatayspor and did not concede a single goal. The away defeat at Gaziantep this calendar year was the last defeat by Hatayspor, who have since lost 16 consecutive matches in a row.
Hatayspor vs Gaziantep Soccer Betting Prediction Explained
As if the fight for promotion is not nerve-wracking enough, the last-minute success of Hatayspor and the penalty shoot-out of Gaziantep were pure thrills. Now there are two second division teams who have never risen to the Süper Lig in club history. In Gaziantep, Gazisehir Gaziantep has been given a new glimmer of hope after the city’s flagship Gaziantepspor was forced to relegate to the amateur league. Already last year Altiparmak did great things with BB Erzurumspor and now he wants to do the next miracle with Gazisehir Gaziantep.
Key Facts – Hatayspor vs Gaziantep tips
⭐️ Both teams have never risen in their club history in the Süper Lig.
⭐️ Gaziantep won both matches in the regular season against Hatayspor.
⭐️ Hatayspor has been unbeaten in 16 competitive matches, but lost his last defeat to Gaziantep.
From a purely qualitative point of view, both teams are on equal terms. Hatayspor benefits from a strong defense, while Gaziantep has the strengths in offensive play. In the game against Adana Demirspor Hatayspor has indeed delivered on the offensive a considerable performance, but their own defensive has been greatly neglected. Had the Luckypunch of Aydin not been, Hatayspor could not complain about the weak defensive conception of a playoff-off. We think Gaziantep will prevail in the playoff final against Hatay for the third time in this competitive season and set six units on it. In the current Hatayspor against Gaziantep betting odds of 3.10 beckons for that tip a lucrative reward in case of success.
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