Kayserispor can't play with new signings because of a paper / licence problem. The players who left Kayserispor this summer are: Mensah, Rienstra, Cenk Sahin, Kravets, Ziya Alkurt, Mert Kula, Abdennour, Djedje, Aksel Aktas, Mesanovic, Emre Taşdemir, Diego Angelo. Some of them were key players, some of them were bench players. They have to play with the remaining players from last season's squad. And their best attacker Pedro Henrique is injured. They called back 20 years old Uzodimma from his loan club Giresunspor after this situation. The guy played only for 57 minutes last season. They will send him back on loan to Giresunspor after this game.
Currently, the best lineup Kayserispor could be: Lung, Miguel Lopes, Sapunaru, Oğuzhan Çapar, Yasir Subaşı, Uzodimma, Gustavo Campanharo, Situm, Hasan Hüseyin, Kvrzic, Emre Uzun. And they also would have young players like Emre Demir (16 years old), Nurettin Korkmaz (18 years old) and other young players. Among all of these players only Lung, Miguel Lopes, Hasan Hüseyin, Yasir Subaşı and Gustavo Campanharo were regulars last season and I am not sure how much happy they were with the last two players. They already signed two players in place of Gustavo Campanharo but can't play them this week. Lineup will be weakened like this and bench will be full of young players.
Normally, I was not planning to bet on Kasımpaşa in early season. They parted ways with Meriah, Hadergjonaj, Thiam, Quaresma, Veigneau, Ilhan Depe, Fatih Ozturk, Heintz, Jorge Fernandes, Ndongala and Sarlija. First three were regulars in the last months while others were bench players. They signed many players instead of them but we need to how they will perform. And the reports say Koita and Tirpan will miss this game due to injuries. Koita and Thiam were their topscorers last season, both out. Probable Kasımpaşa lineup would be like: Ramazan Köse, Ahmet Oğuz, Brecka, Jeanvier, Haddadi, Pavelka, Aytaç Kara, Hajradinovic, Alan, Varga, Gohou.
When I compare these two probable lineups, Kasımpaşa are definitely better. Even some of Kasımpaşa's probable bench players like Tarkan Serbest, Yusuf Erdoğan, Anıl Koç could be a starter if they would play for Kayserispor today. Kasımpaşa will be without Thiam and Koita but they still have assist leader Hajradinovic, they signed new Brazilian attacker Alan and they also paid 850.000 Euros to sign winger Kevin Varga from Debrecen. We all know how good Kasımpaşa on scouting talents. And they can finally use striker Gerard Gohou who had problems with match-fitness and overweight last season. He was signed in late January but could not play properly because of these problems. When Gohou is fit, he is a proven goalscorer.
I am on Kasımpaşa for this game.