İstanbul Başakşehir head to Antalya Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig game with home team Antalyaspor.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Antalyaspor v İstanbul Başakşehir game (plus the best game odds).
Antalyaspor head into this game following on from a 0-0 Super Lig drawn result against Gaziantep.
Under three goals per game were scored during 6 of the last 6 meetings where Antalyaspor have been involved. Regarding the goal distribution from that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 3 while Akrepler managed a tally of 4.
Their past results show that Antalyaspor:
- are winless against İstanbul Başakşehir in their previous 10 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 matches in the league.
Since a loss in their previous game against Trabzonspor in Super Lig action, İstanbul Başakşehir and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
Yusuf Sarı (79') scored for Trabzonspor.
The numbers tell their own story, and İstanbul Başakşehir have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 13 goals in all. Defensively, Belediye certainly have room for improvement. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that İstanbul Başakşehir:
- remain unbeaten by Antalyaspor when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. A solid away record against them.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
A study of past results between these clubs stretching back to 11/05/2018 tells us that these encounters have not been happy ones for Antalyaspor. They’ve not been able to get any victories at all whereas İstanbul Başakşehir have remained in the ascendancy, winning in 100 per cent of those match-ups.
A total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 1 for Akrepler and 16 being from Belediye. That’s an average goals per game of 2.83.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 6 on 24/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of İstanbul Başakşehir 5-1 Antalyaspor.
The match was refereed by Alì Palabiyik.
Team News: Antalyaspor
Naldo (Knee Problems) and Ufuk Akyol (Fracture-dislocation of the ankle) are unavailable for Antalyaspor manager Ersun Yanal. Hakan Özmert is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
Owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from, İstanbul Başakşehir manager Aykut Kocaman does not have any fitness concerns at all before this clash.
In our view, İstanbul Başakşehir and Antalyaspor should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. We’re therefore seeing a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Antalya Stadyumu (32,537)
Captain: Hakan Özmert
Chairman: Ali Şafak Öztürk
Manager: Ersun Yanal
Competitions: Super Lig position 9
⭐ Star Man: Lukas Podolski
Normally taking up the Striker position, Lukas Podolski was born in Gleiwitz, Poland. After making a first senior appearance for Cologne in the 2003 - 2004 season, the accomplished Forward has got 3 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 19 appearances.