The Turkish Super Lig is back with another round of action this week as we get ready for some fascinating fixtures. As we continue through the second half of the campaign, more and more clubs are getting a clearer picture of what their true objectives are in the months ahead. Today, we’ll be taking a look at what should be an intriguing clash between Sivasspor and Pendikspor.Sivasspor Form Guide
Between their Turkish Cup triumph in 2022 and their periodical push for the championship, Sivasspor are starting to become a club that you can’t afford to take your eyes off of for too long. The Braves are one of the younger teams in the top flight but they have a great deal of heart, and while this campaign hasn’t been perfect, they always have a trick or two up their sleeve.
Hatayspor and Sivasspor had an interesting clash last Saturday with Sivasspor taking the lead and holding it for most of the game, whereas Hatayspor looked better both on and off the ball. They did manage to grab an equaliser, leaving them with a 1-1 draw.Pendikspor Form Guide
When you think of the term minnows, you may want to think about Pendikspor. This is a club that has done phenomenally well to force their way into the big time, which they achieved by gaining promotion via the playoffs last season. They’ve struggled since then and they face an uphill battle if they want to survive, but given what they’ve already accomplished, anything is possible.
Pendikspor did a solid job of holding Trabzonspor for long spells of their game on Sunday and in addition to that, they had a fair few shots on goal (11) - however, none of them were on target. Ultimately, Trabzonspor scored twice in a five-minute spell to leave with a 2-0 victory.Match Prediction
Pendikspor are the kind of team that are good at neutralising their opponents but alongside that, they also need to get better in front of goal. The hosts, meanwhile, are a bit more creative in that sense, which is why we’re going to predict a narrow Sivasspor win in this one.