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Preview: Adana Demirspor vs. Kasimpasa - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Friday's Turkish Super Lig clash between Adana Demirspor and Kasimpasa, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Adana Demirspor will look to stretch their league winning run to three games on Friday, when they welcome strugglers Kasimpasa to the Yeni Adana Stadyumu.

The visitors currently sit 19th in the Turkish Super Lig table with just nine points from their 13 outings, while back-to-back wins for the hosts have seen them climb into the top half.


Match preview

Following their promotion from the second tier last season, Adana Demirspor had to battle through a mixed start to the Turkish Super Lig campaign, as they sat in the bottom half of the table with 13 points from their opening 11 games.

Vincenzo Montella's side have now put consecutive victories together though, firstly halting a three-game winless run as they defeated Hatayspor 1-0 thanks to Yunus Akgun's goal.

They made it two on the bounce on Sunday with a 3-1 away win over Altay, as Britt Assombalonga and David Akintola got on the scoresheet in quick succession in the second half after Akgun's opener was cancelled out by Ahmed Yasser Rayan.

That win saw the Blue Lightnings leapfrog Altay and move up to 10th spot, and they have the chance to move above defending champions Besiktas and climb as high as sixth with a victory on Friday.

Montella's men welcome a struggling Kasimpasa side who will be desperate to arrest a slump and escape the relegation zone.

After finishing 10th and 14th in the last two seasons, Friday's visitors have had to endure a far tougher campaign so far this time around, having won just two of their 13 outings.

The more recent of those victories came at the end of October, in Hakan Kutlu's first game in charge, as Loret Sadiku and Umut Bozok fired them to a 2-0 home win over Yeni Malatyaspor, but they have been unable to build on that under the new manager.

A 2-0 defeat to Gaziantep followed, before they were beat 3-1 by Faith Karagumruk last time out, with Yusuf Erdogan's goal unable to trigger a turnaround after the visitors led 3-0 inside 30 minutes through a Tomas Brecka own goal and finishes from Yann Karamoh and Aleksandar Pesic.

With their poor form leaving the Apaches in 19th spot, four points adrift of safety, they will be desperate to reverse their fortunes and climb out of the drop zone, starting with what would be an impressive away win on Friday.

Adana Demirspor Turkish Super Lig form:
  • W
  • L
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W

Adana Demirspor form (all competitions):
  • L
  • D
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

Kasimpasa Turkish Super Lig form:
  • L
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • L
  • L



Team News

Adana Demirspor will likely remain without attacker Lucas Castro, who continues to nurse an injury.

Their line will again be led by former Middlesbrough man Britt Assombalonga, who took his tally to five league goals for the season last time out.

Yunus Akgun and David Akintola also got on the scoresheet in that game, and the duo should again act as the supporting cast behind the lone striker.

Kasimpasa goalkeeper Ertugrul Taskiran continues to miss out through injury, and Harun Tekin will again deputise between the sticks in his absence.

They will welcome winger Valentin Eysseric back to action after a suspension, and he will hope to come straight back into the starting XI.

Jeffrey Bruma, who boasts 25 international caps for the Netherlands, should continue to general the back four.

Adana Demirspor possible starting lineup:
Muric; Svensson, Akaydin, Deli, Rassoul; Kurt, Stambouli; Akintola, Akgun, Vargas; Assombalonga

Kasimpasa possible starting lineup:
Tekin; Hadergjonaj, Bruma, Brecka, Aytac; Serbest, Travnik; Erdogan, Hajradinovic, Eysseric; Bozok


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We say: Adana Demirspor 2-0 Kasimpasa

Given the form of the two sides, we can only see the newly-promoted side taking all three points on Friday.

Montella's men will be full of confidence after back-to-back wins, while their visitors are certainly struggling this season, and we do not expect them to spring any surprises on their travels.



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3Fenerbahce158342417727
4Hatayspor158252317626
5Istanbul BasaksehirIstanbul158162316725
6AlanyasporAlanyaspor157352023-324
7GalatasarayGalatasaray156542119223
8Fatih KaragumrukKaragumruk156452221122
9BesiktasBesiktas156362222021
10Adana Demirspor155552020020
11SivassporSivasspor154742115619
12Giresunspor155461513219
13KayserisporKayserispor155462022-219
14Altay155372023-318
15AntalyasporAntalyaspor155371822-418
16GaziantepGaziantep155371823-518
17Goztepe SKGoztepe SK153571521-614
18Yeni MalatyasporYeni M'spor154291223-1114
19KasimpasaKasimpasa152581422-811
20Caykur RizesporCaykur Rizespor1531111231-1910

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