Sivasspor predictions with latest odds and stats
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Sivasspor are a team of extremes, in many ways. Though the Sivas-based side generally occupies a low-profile spot in the bottom half, they habitually make stints to the top 6.
The previous season ended up being fairly upsetting for a lot of clubs, which was a good thing for many smaller teams like this one. They ended up clawing their way to 4th place last season, which raised a lot of eyebrows. The current squad is already being compared to the reign of Bülent Uygun, which led to a couple of Top 3 positions in the early 2000s.
That said, their overall performance over the years can be described as a perfect example of inconsistency. Finding them 14th one year, relegated the next, and then promoted into a 7th placement is a common occurrence for Sivasspor.
Obviously, this means that even betting on Sivasspor matches is risky business. Outrights are completely out of the question, with only available options being To Win bets at odds of 101.
Sivasspor Key Players
Despite last year’s successes, a good part of Sivasspor’s core team was replaced over the summer. For instance, attacking midfielder Mert Hakan Yandas left for Fenerbahce, further solidifying the traditional favourite’s strong position. Winger Emre Kilinc ended up in Galatasaray as well, while Fernando Andrade’s loan contract expired and he’ll be playing for Rizaspor this year.
As such, left-wing Max Gradel was brought in to fill the new-found void on the left end of the pitch. Casimir Ninga was also loaned from Angers for the same position. Other additions include midfielder Fayçal Faj and a pair of centre-forwards Olarenwaju Kayode and Jorge Félix.
Sivasspor have a big rivalry going with Kayserispor, with the two clubs contesting the Derby of the Central Anatolia, a great region in central Turkey. All rivalries in this country are fierce, and this one particularly so due to the fact that there are no other rivalries which either of these clubs has against any other anywhere. The bragging rights across the region are at stake any time they play.
But historically, Sivasspor had a great rivalry with Kayseri Erciyesspor, and during a game between them in 1967, 41 people were killed and over 300 injured, mostly Sivasspor supporters. To this day it remains the darkest one in the sporting history of Turkey. The disaster created great enmity between the clubs and the cities of Sivas and Kayseri which endured for a long time.
Originally formed in 1932 under the name of Sivas Genclik, the club went through difficult times early on. Their efforts to join the professional league system were spurned several times, before they joined forces with clubs called Yolspor and Kizilirmak in the 1960s. Finally, they made a breakthrough and were permitted to play professionally from July 1, 1967.
They were put in the second league (today known as the TFF 1. Lig) and were allowed to stay there even the federation, due to a large number of newly formed clubs, decided to introduce a third league – the TFF 2. Lig.
Sivasspor tried hard to earn promotion to the top tier and came very close on two occasions, missing out narrowly, in 1972 behind Sekerspor and the following year behind Adana Demirspor. They wouldn’t succeed in earning top flight promotion until 2005, and in the period between then and the 2016 relegation, they produced their best-ever league result by finishing second in 2008/09 in the Super Lig after topping the table for much of the season. In the end, they came out five points short of title winners Besiktas.