Akhisar are going to have to start winning away games if they are to achieve manager Roberto Carlos’ dream of making it into Europe this season.
Mersin İdman Yurdu were knocked out of the Turkish Cup in midweek and have lost four out of their last five league games.
The Mediterranean based side seem to have gone on an early holiday and have not played with much conviction over the last few weeks.
Akhisar are coached by Roberto Carlos. The former Real Madrid legend also had an illustrious international career. Carlos lifted the 2002 World Cup as well as the 1997 and 1999 Copa America for Brazil.
The 42-year-old was also successful in Turkey winning two Turkish Cups with Fenerbahçe before returning to the country as manager of Sivasspor.
Mersin v Akhisar
MERSİN İDMAN YURDU: Zülfikar, Serkan, Servet, Sadiku, Vederson, Murat Ceylan, Khalili, Oktay Delibalta, Ricardo Petrien, Nakouma, Welliton
MANAGER: Rıza Çalımbay
AKHİSAR BELEDİYE: Oğuz, Orhan, İsmail, Bilal, Merter, Vaste, Güray, LuaLua, Tolga, Bruno, Kadir
MANAGER: Roberto Carlos