Kayserispor predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 23
- Winning Bets: 11
- Average Odds: 2.19
- Overall Stake : 159
- Profit: 151.88
- Yield: -4.48 %
After an unfortunate and unexpected relegation in 2013/14, Kayserispor seemed to be on their way back to a top-half team.
Before 2012, they were a standard part of the Top 6, usually seen placed 5th. Since then, however, financial woes combined with inconsistent management have taken their toll. Kayserispor have been struggling to break the top half for the past 5 seasons or so. The previous year was particularly disastrous, and they ended up 18th, avoiding relegation by a hairpin.
With that in mind, survival in the top flight is their only goal at the moment. Due to a lack of betting offers for outright relegation markets in the Turkish Super Lig, the only option is a To Win Outright bet at odds of 1001.
Obviously, this isn’t much of a choice, but Kayserispor are generally a bad pick for wagering this year. One thing to keep in mind, however, is the crushing concession rate that landed them so low on the table last season. Over 2.5 Goals or similar markets may be a worthwhile pick, especially considering the new lineup not particularly defensive either.
Kayserispor Key Players
The lineup was filled out over the summer with a string of free transfers.
Denis Alibec was signed as a forward, while Burnley’s winger Aaron Lennon and Krasnodar’s former midfielder Manuel Fernandes took other offensive positions. Again, it’s strange that attackers are the biggest point coach Samet Aybaba addressed, given that goal-getting was the least of Kayserispor’s problems last year.
Silviu Lung Jr stayed aboard as the goalkeeper, though, as one of the few highlights of last year’s defensive performance.
Kayserispor’s greatest rivals are Sivasspor, and their clashes are usually referred to as the Central Anatolia Derby, classified in the group of regional derbies in Turkey. It is actually a side-effect of the enmity between the cities of Kayseri and Sivas, which started following the Kayseri Stadium disaster in 1967, when 43 people lost their lives and more than 300 were injured during and after a game between Sivasspor and Kayseri Erciyesspor.
The club was officially founded in 1966, a year embedded in its crest, but its roots go further back. In 1937, Erciyespor was founded and it is considered as Kayserispor’s predecessor. In the years that followed, it went through several merging processes and colour changes.
But following the request of Orhan Sefik Apak, then the president of the Turkish Football Federation, for cities to join their many amateur clubs into a single one per city, Erciyespor was merged with Sanayspor, and Ortaanadoluspor and thus, Kayserspor was born in 1966.
However, the turbulent path of merging, colour changing and renaming wasn’t over yet, and it’s not easy to keep track of all the changes the club went through during the 1980s and 90s, but this much is clear: they were called Erciyespor in 2004, when they switched names with the club today known as Kayseri Erciyespor, and called themselves Kayserispor.
In 2006 they were the joint-winners of the UEFA Intertoto Cup, and they had two stints in the UEFA Cup after that. They have the Turkish Cup trophy on their shelf too, which they won in 2008.