Pendikspor and Sivasspor will face each other in the Turkish League on Saturday, October 7, 2023. The match will be played at the Pendik Stadium, Turkey at 4:00 PM local time. This is a crucial game for both teams as they are struggling in the bottom half of the table.
Pendikspor are currently 17th in the league with four points from seven matches. They have not won a single game so far and have drawn four and lost three. They have scored only six goals and conceded 14, which is the worst defensive record in the league. They are in desperate need of a win to boost their confidence and avoid relegation.
Sivasspor are slightly better off than their opponents, as they are 14th in the league with seven points from seven matches. They have won one, drawn four and lost two games so far. They have scored seven goals and conceded nine, which is also not very impressive. They are looking for their second win of the season to climb up the table and challenge for a top-half finish.
PEN vs SIV: Team News
Pendikspor have a major injury concern as their star striker Koka is ruled out of the match due to a hamstring injury. He has scored three of their six goals this season and his absence will be a big blow for them. The rest of the squad is expected to be fit and available for selection.
Sivasspor have a relatively clean bill of health, except for their defender Samba Camara, who is suspended for this match after picking up a red card in their last game against Fenerbahce. He will be replaced by Appindangoye in the backline. The rest of the team is likely to remain unchanged from their previous match.
PEN vs SIV: Dream11 Team Prediction
For fantasy football enthusiasts, here is a possible Dream11 team prediction for this match. The team is based on the recent form, statistics and expert data of the players.
Goalkeeper: Canpolat Defenders: Osmanpasa, Ciftci, Kapacak, Sulungoz Midfielders: N’Jie, Romero, Midtsjo, Konak Forwards: Bassan, Manaj
Captain: Bassan Vice-Captain: N’Jie
Bassan and Manaj are the top goal scorers for Sivasspor this season, with two goals each. They are also the most likely candidates to score in this match, as they will face a weak Pendikspor defense. Bassan is also a good creator of chances, as he has provided two assists so far.
N’Jie is a key player for Pendikspor, as he is their main source of creativity and threat. He has scored one goal and assisted two others this season. He will try to inspire his team to get their first win of the season.
Romero and Midtsjo are also good picks for the midfield, as they are both influential players for their respective teams. Romero has scored one goal and Midtsjo has provided one assist this season. They are also good at tackling, intercepting and passing.
Osmanpasa, Ciftci, Kapacak and Sulungoz are the best defender picks for this match, as they are all solid performers for their teams. Osmanpasa is also a good scorer, as he has netted one goal this season.
Canpolat is the best goalkeeper pick for this match, as he is expected to make more saves than his counterpart Vural. He has saved two goals in his last match against Besiktas.
PEN vs SIV: Match Prediction
Based on the current form, statistics and head-to-head record of both teams, Sivasspor are the clear favorites to win this match. They have a better squad quality, more experience and more confidence than Pendikspor. They have also won four of their last five meetings against Pendikspor in all competitions.
Pendikspor have nothing to lose in this match, as they are already underdogs. They will try to play with passion, determination and courage to get their first win of the season. However, they will face a tough challenge from Sivasspor, who are also hungry for points.
We predict that Sivasspor will win this match by a comfortable margin of 3-1.