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The Super Lig clash at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu on Friday will see home side İstanbul Başakşehir go into battle with Beşiktaş.
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İstanbul Başakşehir will be hoping for a better result following the 3-1 Super Lig defeat in their last game at the hands of Fatih Karagümrük.
In that match, İstanbul Başakşehir managed 52% possession and 18 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer for İstanbul Başakşehir was Danijel Aleksić (84'). On the other side, Fatih Karagümrük had 8 shots at goal with 4 on target. Andrea Bertolacci (19', 30') and Jure Balkovec (37') scored for Fatih Karagümrük.
In their prior six fixtures, Aykut Kocaman's İstanbul Başakşehir have managed to score a combined total of 7 times, an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Beşiktaş will come into the match following on from a 2-1 Super Lig win over Sivasspor in their previous fixture.
In that match, Beşiktaş managed 53% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. For Beşiktaş, the goals were scored by Güven Yalçın (32', 69') and Rıdvan Yılmaz (69' Own goal). Sivasspor got 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Showing their partiality to productive matches, we’ve had goals 22 times in the last 6 games in which Beşiktaş have taken to the field, yielding an average of 3.67 goals per meeting. Their opponents have got 12 of this grand total. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 03/11/2018 shows us that İstanbul Başakşehir have won 2 of these games and Beşiktaş 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
A total of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 of them for Belediye and 9 belonging to Kara Kartallar. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 30 on 12/03/2021 when it ended İstanbul Başakşehir 2-3 Beşiktaş.
That day, İstanbul Başakşehir managed 32% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The goalscorers were Deniz Türüç (52') and Ba (76').
On the other side, Beşiktaş got 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Cyle Larin (42'), Welinton (68') and Josef de Souza (84') scored.
The referee was Cüneyt Çakır.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
The İstanbul Başakşehir boss Aykut Kocaman doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Beşiktaş
Beşiktaş boss Sergen Yalçın has some current player fitness concerns. Atakan Üner (Cartilage Damage), Kenan Karaman (Fractured Finger), Miralem Pjanic (Thigh Muscle Strain), Georges-Kevin N'Koudou (Tear in a joint capsule), Mehmet Topal (Muscle partial avulsion) and Ajdin Hasic (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are not able to play. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Jeremain Lens, Atakan Üner, Ajdin Hasic and Douglas.
We feel that Beşiktaş and İstanbul Başakşehir could both find goals hard to come by here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (17,156)
Captain: Mahmut Tekdemir
Chairman: Göksel Gümüşdağ
Manager: Aykut Kocaman
Competitions: Super Lig position 15
⭐ Key Man: Stefano Okaka
Customarily used in the Striker position, Stefano Okaka was born in Castiglion del Lago, Italy. Having made his senior debut playing for Roma in the 2005 - 2006 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 5 appearances.