Göztepe predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 24
- Winning Bets: 6
- Average Odds: 2.06
- Overall Stake : 183
- Profit: 94.83
- Yield: -48.18 %
After Goztepe opened their current spell in the Super Lig on a high-note 6th placement in 2017/18, fans and supporters had high hopes for their future in the top flight.
It took less than a year for those hopes to come crashing down when they ended up 15th the following season. Their 2019/20 performance was a tad more convincing, though, as they finished 11th.
This short history should tell you everything you need if you had Goztepe betting in mind. Their history in the Turkish top-flight is short, and their results extremely inconsistent. With a price of 301 on To Win Outright Super Lig betting odds, they’re not very likely to produce many solid betting opportunities.
Goztepe Key Players
A good chunk of coach Ilhan Palut’s squad last year consisted of loaned players, which means he had to re-make most of it going into 2020/21. Some permanent squad members are still around, though.
For instance, Alpaslan Öztürk built up quite a reputation as a physically imposing, stalwart defender. Team captain Halil Akbunar is also still on the right wing, where he acts as the focal point for almost all of Goztepes attacks. He is especially effective when working with wingback Lamine Gassama, who is a very flexible player.
The new crop of loaned players may affect this gameplan, though. For instance, Guilherme is an experienced Brazillian right-winger who was loaned for the season. Soner Aydogdu was loaned from current Super Lig title holders Basaksehir, which might offer more variety in Goztepe’s approach.
Cherif Ndiaye is also new to the team, acting as a traditional forward that they lacked up until now.
The main rivals of this club are Karsiyaka, coming from the city of Izmir as well as Goztepe. It is a fiercely contested derby and their clash in 1981 when they both contended for the TFF 1. Lig title drew a crowd of 80,000 spectators. This match was named in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest attendance ever for a non-top flight football match.
Other rivalries involve other clubs from Izmir, such as Altay, Altinordu, Bucaspor and Izmirspor, but not one of them holds nearly as much enmity as the one with Karsiyaka.
This club was founded by a separation process from Altay back in 1925. In 1937 they were merged with Izmirspor and renamed as Doganspor. However, Izmirspor supporters contested the merging and they founded another club, called Atesspor, a year later. Doganspor changed their name back to Goztepe and Atesspor took the old name of Izmirspor again in 1939.
Goztepe, often affectionately referred to as Goz Goz, won the former Turkish Football Championship and became the champions of the country in 1950, which remains their greatest success to this day.
Since the establishment of the Super Lig in 1959, they played in the top tier for just under two decades, until they suffered their first relegation, in 1977. Since then they’ve been going through a ‘yo-yo’ phase, going constantly up and down apart from the period between 1982 and 1999 when they were a regular feature in the second tier.
The lowest point of their history is probably 2007/08, when they played in Amateur Level having suffered relegation from TFF Third League. But they’ve managed to recover their pride, and here they are, among the elite once again.
Apart from the league success in 1950, Goz Goz won the Turkish Cup on two occasions, in 1969 and 1970. Their greatest international achievement is a UEFA Cup Winners Cup quarterfinal in 1970.