Konyaspor predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 30
- Winning Bets: 8
- Average Odds: 2.27
- Overall Stake : 209
- Profit: 103.22
- Yield: -50.61 %
Though they’ve had a fairly decent start to the 2020/21 season, Konyaspor are easily one of the Super Lig’s least consistent teams.
For instance, they broke the top 3 in 2015/16 and ended up with a rather short-lived Europa League campaign, only to fall back down to 10th place the following year.
Since then, they could be found anywhere between 8th and 15th. The previous season was a bit of a low point, though, as they ended up 13th.
Needless to say, such a lack of reliability is bad news for Super Lig betting. Of course, with most bookies offering only To Win Outright odds on the Super Lig, predicting where they’ll end up won’t get you far anyway. In the case of Konyaspor, such an outcome is priced at no less than 251.00.
Konyaspor Key Players
A good chunk of last year’s lineup will be sticking around for at least another season, for better or worse – though the head coach was changed. Fans are hoping Ismail Kartal will be able to revitalize the team, though the small number of changes implies that he’s hardly dedicated to robust changes.
Farouk Miya is one of last season’s standout squad members, along with left-winger Deni Milošević. Team captain Ömer Ali Sahiner is also the go-to for the right wing, so the addition of Hajduk Split’s Samuel Eduok raises some questions about what the starting 11 will look like.
In terms of departures, the defenders seem to have been hit the hardest, most of whom were replaced by forwards and midfielders. Defensive midfielder Jens Jönsson left to Cádiz and wingback Ferhat Öztorun ended up in the second-flight side Tuzlaspor.
Konyaspor supporters regard Osmanlispor FK and Sivasspor as their main rivals, though neither of these rivalries is very fierce, at least not when compared to others in Turkey. The one with Sivasspor is at the moment more talked about due to both teams being in the Super Lig, while Osmanlispor currently competes in the TFF 1. Lig.
The club was formed in 1922 under the name of Konya Genclerbirligi, and only became Konyaspor in 1965 when they merged with three other clubs – Meramspor, Selcukspor and Cimentospor. They joined the first ever Turkish Football Championship in 1924 as the regional Konya Football League champions.
Throughout the second half of the 20th century, Konyaspor mostly played in the 1. Lig (second tier), with occasional forays both up and down. Their first significant Super Lig run was between 1988 and 1993, but it was followed by another decade in the tier below.
However, their fortunes seem to have changed after the promotion of 2003, and most of their seasons since have been spent among the elite. The best-ever league finish was the third place in 2015/16, which was followed by two consecutive seasons in the Europa League.
Though Konyaspor have never been crowned the national champions, they do have a major trophy in their cabinet. In 2017, they lifted the Turkish Cup as they beat Istanbul Basaksehir on penalties in the final.