Our prediction for this Turkey Super Lig match:
Gotzepe and Trabzonspor face each other in a highly-anticipated clash at Gotzepe Gursel Aksel Stadi on Friday night. Gotzepe aim to move a little closer to the Europa League berth, while Trabzonspor are determined to win their first Super Lig trophy since 1984. The visitors are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Gotzepe, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the league leaders.
Even though Nigeria international John Obi Mikel left the club due to fear of coronavirus spread, we believe that away win should be considered as Trabzonspor were in a fine form before the break. Ersan Parlatan’s charges did remarkably well to beat Rizespor 2-0 in their last league match, but the mid-table side face an uphill task in Sunday’s football match against the title-chasing team. A man to watch in they away side will be Nigeria international Anthony Nwakaeme, who has netted ten goals so far this season.
Highlighted Team (Trabzonspor):
Founded on August 2, 1967, Trabzonspor are a Turkish club that compete in the Super Lig. The Karadeniz Firtinasi welcome their rivals at Medical Park Stadyumu, the venue which can hold up to 38,477 people. Trabzonspor were the dominant force in the Turkish top flight from 1975 to 1984, with the team clinching six domestic titles during that period.
The Turkish outfit booked their place in European competitions for the first time in the 1976/77, while making it to the Champions League group stages in the 2011/2012 season. Trabzonspor are well known for their claret and blue kits. After their foundation in 1967 English club Aston Villa sent a set of kits to Trabzonspor, which is the main reason why the two clubs wear the same colours.
Daniel Sturridge is the team’s most notable player. The former Liverpool man, who won the Champions League title with the Premier League side, joined the club in the summer of 2019 as a free agent.