Bursaspor open 2017 in Super Lig hosting Trabzonspor at Timsah Arena on Friday, hoping to continue the fine home form and keep up with the top 4.
Bursaspor currently sit just outside the Super Lig top 4 as they’ve finished the year with a 3-1 loss at Genclerbirligi and a Cup draw against Aydınspor, lagging just four points behind 4th placed Fenerbahce and six behind 3rd placed Galatasaray. They will now hope to kick off the New Year the best way possible with a win which we’ll back at a good-looking 13/10 with bet365
The Green Crocodiles from Bursa have a ten-match unbeaten streak in front of the home crowd, not losing a single match across the competitions since August (0-2 loss to Istanbul Basaksehir). Hamza Hamzaoglu’s men have been very consistent there earning 17 of their 27-point total and it doesn’t seem Trabzonspor will have what it takes to end their streak!
The visitors have been in a very unpredictable form and they recorded just one win in their last five outings, with two draws and two losses suffered in the process. Trabzonspor sit 13th with 18 points earned in 16 matches and their inability to bag points on the road is a big cause to their current position, as they’ve earned just two wins and a draw in eight away matches this term.
They have struggled to convert their chances against stronger opponents and they hold a league-low total of just 3 goals scored on the road, conceding 11 goals in the process. Up against one of the best defensive lines at home (as Bursaspor conceded just five goals there), it doesn’t look Black Sea Storm can do much to build on their records. Bursaspor to keep a clean sheet here comes at an eye-catching 12/5 with BetVictor
which will surely attract a few value seekers.
Under 2.5 goals FT now also seems a good option at Evens with Ladbrokes
, as Bursaspor have last scored more than two goals back in September (3-1 win over struggling Kayserispor) and we don’t feel they’ll have a strike of inspiration in 2017. Kulibay Kanatsızkus will be their prime target up front, as he’s bagged three goals in his last four league appearances and can be backed to continue the form and boost Bursaspor towards the top 4 by scoring anytime at 7/5 with William Hill
Bursaspor to keep a clean sheet Yes at 12/5 with BetVictor