On Wednesday, starting with 12:45, the Konyaspor – Gaziantep match will be played, within the eighth round of the Turkish Cup. Gaziantep is unbeaten in the last 5 direct matches, ticking 3 victories in this interval. The last success was obtained this season, 1-0 at home in the 6th round of the Super League.
Although it alternates the victories with the defeats in the Super League, Konyaspor manages to reach the eighth round of the Turkish Cup after two categorical scores, 7-0 with Manisa FK and 3-1 with Altinordu. The group currently coached by Ismail Kartal won the Turkish Cup and Super Cup in the 2016/2017 season, the most successful in the history of the club residing in Konya. After 17 stages in the domestic championship, Konyaspor ranks 10th in the standings, with 22 points, 9 points less than Wednesday’s opponent.
After a series of media attacks from both sides, Gaziantep decided to break up with coach Marius Sumudica, practically the artisan of the positive results of the last two seasons. Sumudica leaves the team where Alexandru Maxim and Alin Tosca play on the 4th place in the Super League, with 31 points, 4 away from the leader Besiktas. In the first two matches of the Turkish Cup, Gaziantep beat Serik Belediyespor (3-0) and Kocaelispor (3-2), both matches played at home.
The shock of Sumudica’s departure could hit the morale of Gaziantep, who are not at all sure of qualifying for the quarterfinals. Konyaspor will try to take advantage of this situation, and the qualification will open.
Gaziantep is unbeaten in the last 5 direct matches;
Gaziantep has not lost to Konyaspor since 2011;
In the Super League, Gaziantep won 1-0 at home on October 24, 2020;
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / NO @ 1,80