On the closing day of this week’s fixture, the 14th placed Gençlerbirliği are going to host the 19th placed Denizlispor. While this match-up seems to be a close one at least on the paper, I have reasons to believe that the home side has the upper hand.
Having won once, drawn once, and lost once, Gençlerbirliği started the new season in a boring but a balanced way. They have played one fixture less because of league’s being composed of 21 teams this year. To be honest, I wasn’t impressed by their performance in the first two rounds at all until I watched them upset Beşiktaş on the road. In this away victory, it was clear that the new head coach Nobre managed to turn this team into a fast-paced, dynamic, and sturdy one. However, it still worries me that they have scored only once in three occasions. If you look at the shots that found the target by Gençlerbirliği, you will notice how the offensive line underperformed.
While I stated that Gençlerbirliği are having problems on the offensive end, I have to admit that their opponent are even worse. In 4 rounds played so far, Denizlispor have scored only one and conceded 6 goals. Having drawn twice and lost twice, they remain one of the 4 teams that haven’t tasted the victory yet. After getting rampaged by Antalyaspor with 5 goals to one in the opening round, they have displayed some above-average performances including the draw against Trabzonspor but still it is safe to say that they lack creativity and organization in the offense. In the last round, they were held to a draw by Konyaspor; however, if their opponent were a little bit luckier, they would have left the pitch empty-handed.
All in all, considering that Denizlispor have even failed to score in 5 of their last 6 Super League matches, I am willing to take my chances by betting on the home side. If Gençlerbirliği manages to keep the same level of energy as they did against Beşiktaş, Denizlispor will stand no chance. My pick is Gençlerbirliği to win. You can also register for the best betting software to enjoy the best odds in the market.