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.
A very good run from Zwolle was stopped with a 2:0 loss last Saturday night away to Groningen.
This time they appeared very uncreative, despite having much more of the ball possession, the side was simply unable to create chances that would convert into goals.
The hosts were satisfied by playing via counter-attacks, switching even more passive once they had the lead in the 18th minute, which suited them perfectly this time.
This loss broke a run of three undefeated matches of Zwolle, as the team stands just a point above the play-out placed Den Haag and five points above direct relegation placed Sittard.
Left defender Nakayama (2/0) is injured, as well as central defender Reijnen (4/0). A couple of more are sidelined with injuries, but without playing this season anyway.
League One action for me, quiet an early tip, however, I expect the price to drop as the week progresses. the game will be played at Portman Road, Ipswich and will kick off at 15:00 UK time. The game will be played between Ipswich and Tranmere.
The home side head into the game in top spot! They’ve have a great start to the season as many would have expected. They are favourites for the league with the squad and budget they have so it doesn’t come as a surprise to me. They’ve played 9 league games and have won 6 of them, drawing 3 and are yet to lose a league game all season. Manager Paul Lambert has done a great job this season as he has managed to stabilise his squad.
After pretty negative previous season, but improvement in the second part of it too, players of Bielefeld showed much better performances during the pre-season matches and continued with the same style early into the season.
They come from a 2:5 victory away to Wehen, exploiting the defensive gaps of the opponent int he best possible way.
Despite being back int he scoreline already in the fourth minute, they looked very threatening and managed to get a 1:3 lead already at the halftime, simply the side showed great effectivity and looked like being able to outscore the opponent in every moment.
After two consecutive victories, over Willem II and Den Haag, Feyenoord couldn’t convert their offensive potential into three-pointer away to FC Emmen in a 3:3 game.
They made a perfect start into the game, taking the double lead thanks to a goal from Kokcu and Narsingh, but not only they got leveled up in the first halftime, but Emmen also managed to revert the scoreline completely in the second halftime showing how a team should play against Feyenoord.
Still, the hosts stood playing with a man less in the last twenty minutes, a fact that allowed the guests to risk and find an equalizer in the sixth minute of added time, deservedly this time.
Central defender Sven van Beek is a long-term absentee for the hosts, while forward Luis Fernando Sinisterra (5/0) remains doubtful. Narsingh should lead their attack in a version of 4-2-3-1 formation.
Sheffield United isn’t collecting positive results in consecutive matches, but after their 2:0 victory on the road to Everton last Saturday afternoon, we can definitely say that their entrance into the season is a positive one.
They found a way to bounce back perfectly after a narrow loss at home to Southampton, in a game where the side appeared too defensive – but exploiting their chances in the best and very experienced way.
Sunderland is having a good entrance into the season as well, however, the team got stuck with two setbacks recently. A slight setback was seen at home against Rotherham in a 1:1 draw, as the hosts looked like a favorite but didn’t exploit the chances.
A very important match will take place in Solna, at Friends Arena when AIK will host IFK Goteborg. For the hosts, it is about their final chance at staying alive for the title, while for Goteborg, it is sort of their last chance to really join the race for the European positions.
AIK are coming from a tough 2-1 loss in an energetic and intense derby match against Hammarby. Only two days of rest later, they are up against Goteborg but this time on home soil. The meeting between the two finished 3-0 in favor of Goteborg earlier this season.
Its quite an open game from both teams and on both ends, Ascoli proved that football is only about scoring goals no matter what.
The team got pretty outplayed in the first halftime with the hosts from Juve Stabia having better chances but fought back in the best possible way in the second part. They scored right after the second-half whistle, being very threatening and dangerous every time with the ball to their feet.
Thanks to two goals from Da Cruz, a goal from Chaija, Ademagni, and Pucino, the side recorded well deserved 1:5 victory. This was a second consecutive victory for Ascoli, as they now stand just a point behind leading duo from Benevento and Entella.
Another League One game for me which will be played at Stadium MK and will kick off at 15:00 UK time. The game will be played between MK Dons and Southend. The home side head into the game in 11th in the table, they’ve managed 4 wins and 4 defeats so far in the league. They’ve played 5 games at home and won 3 and lost 2. They did lose their last game which was a 1-0 defeat at home to Ipswich Prior to this they had won 3 games in a row and seemed to be in fine form.
MK Dons have scored 13 goals in their last 6 competitive games, they seem to have really found their form and have been very free flowing with goals. I expect this to continue tomorrow vs 2nd bottom side Southend united. 9 out of MK Dons last 10 games have seen over 2.5 goals, they play free flowing football and often score goals.
Gaz Metan is standing on third place with 18 points 5-3-1 18 scored 10 goals received with an average of 3,1 goals.
Last round they lost first place after they lost at Viitorul 4-1. It was a deserved defeat but the difference was to big as Gaz Metan had a lot of chances to score other goals.The team is performing decent and they have a good offensive line with Bus , Dumitru, Ely and Olaru that create chances in each game and also scores. M . Constantin is doubtful as is excluded for the moment .
Craiova is standing on fifth place with 16 points 5-1-3 with 11 scored and 8 received. Last round they lost in 88 minute 0-1 at home against FCSB. A draw was the deserved result in the first game under new manager Piturca.