Gaziantep is now on a really nice run, having four undefeated matches in Turkish Super Lig and more important, three victories out of those four matches.
Most recently, the side reacted well in a 1:2 victory on the road to Rizespor last weekend, exploiting the gaps of the home side in the best possible manner.
They had the double lead already after sixteen minutes, remaining quite firm at the back. The side took a bit more passive approach in the second halftime but didn’t withstand such huge pressure.
Forward Kayode (4/2) is suspended this time. Midfielder Celik (1/0) should be still out injured missing previous two games too.
After two draw matches, at home against Denizlispor and on the road to Rizespor, players of Gozetpe pulled out a narrow 1:0 victory in front of own fans against Konyaspor last weekend.
It wasn’t an easy game for them since they stood playing with a man less at the start of the second halftime and had to revert to a more defensive approach.
However, even so, they remained more threatening, combing to almost a one-sided game in their favor in the first halftime. Their goal came deservedly from a penalty kick in the 76th minute taken by Ozturk.
It was the first goal for them in the season, being now tied up with relegating placed Besiktas with five points out of five games played.
The guests will miss suspended defensive midfielder Biyogo Poko (5/0) but also injured offensive midfielder Kadah (3/0).
Goztepe have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 away matches in Super Lig.
Offensive formation and tactics of Gaziantep seems to be paying off just fine for now. Goztepe is also on a decent run, but they don’t impress in the attack in their matches away from home at all.
With the offensive moves and quality the hosts have, this should be their victory, easy or difficult.