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 Gazisehir Gaziantep and Samsunspor.Gaziantep Form Guide
Following the devastating impact of the Turkey-Syria earthquake, Gazisehir Gaziantep have had to deal with a lot of adversity. Now, to kickstart 2024, they’re hoping to push forward in a brighter direction. They haven’t been overly consistent up to this point but they certainly still have a lot of fire in them, and they’ll be scratching and clawing to keep their place in the top flight.
Gaziantep were certainly given a helping hand in their clash with Istanbulspor, who went down to ten men. With that being said, they did the job they needed to do, keeping their composure in front of goal as they came away with a 3-1 away win.Samsunspor Form Guide
Last season, Samsunspor won the TFF First League title and earned promotion to the Super Lig as a result of that. They’re just about half way through the season right now and although they’ve had more than a few bright moments, it’s clear to see that they need to make improvements. If they don’t, going back down to the second tier feels like a real possibility.
Samsunspor played host to Antalyaspor last weekend and, for the most part, they looked pretty composed. It was an efficient and confident display from beginning to end, and their reward was a 2-0 win and three points that will do them the world of good.Match Prediction
When it comes to overall quality, neither of these sides are exactly tremendous to watch - and that’s just us being honest. This isn’t a game that many neutrals are going to go wild for, and therefore, our prediction is going to be under 2.5 goals scored.