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The Super Lig tie at Vodafone Park on Saturday will see home team Beşiktaş go up against İstanbul Başakşehir.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Beşiktaş v İstanbul Başakşehir - plus the latest match odds.
Beşiktaş will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-1 Super Lig defeat last time out to Gaziantep.
The only scorer from Beşiktaş was Cyle Larin (61'). Kevin Mirallas (44'), Muhammet Demir (63') and Kenan Özer (98') scored for Gaziantep.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Beşiktaş haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Kara Kartallar have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals along the way. Despite that, it remains to be seen whether the trend might continue on here in this match.
Coming into this clash, Beşiktaş are winless against İstanbul Başakşehir in their last 2 matches in the league.
İstanbul Başakşehir will go into this match following on from a 2-1 Super Lig win versus Gençlerbirliği in their previous fixture.
For İstanbul Başakşehir, the goals were scored by Fredrik Gulbrandsen (80') and Mehmet Topal (94'). Sefa Yılmaz (1') was the scorer for Gençlerbirliği.
The stats tell the story, and İstanbul Başakşehir have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in all. Defensively, Belediye have been far from perfect.
Looking at their past form shows that İstanbul Başakşehir:
- have not won against Beşiktaş when they've played them away from home in the last 8 league matches. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 23/10/2017 tells us that Beşiktaş have won 1 of these games and İstanbul Başakşehir 3, with the number of drawn results being 2.
10 goals were scored between them in this period, with 4 of them from Kara Kartallar and 6 netted by Belediye. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
The last league contest between these sides was Super Lig match day 22 on 14/02/2020 and the score finished İstanbul Başakşehir 1-0 Beşiktaş.
The match was refereed by Abdulkadir Bitigen.
Team News: Beşiktaş
Oguzhan Özyakup (Corona virus), Jeremain Lens (Corona virus), Valentin Rosier (Corona virus), Domagoj Vida (Corona virus), Ajdin Hasic (Corona virus), Fabrice N'Sakala (Corona virus) and Welinton (Thigh Muscle Strain) won’t be available for Beşiktaş gaffer Sergen Yalçın. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Muhayer Oktay, Tyler Boyd, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin, Jeremain Lens, Douglas and Ersin Destanoglu.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
Due to a fully injury-free group available to select from, İstanbul Başakşehir manager Okan Buruk has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash.
Our thinking is that Beşiktaş might have a difficult job to hit the back of the net against this İstanbul Başakşehir lineup who will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We therefore fancy a highly competitive game with a 0-1 victory for İstanbul Başakşehir at the end of the match.
Let’s see how this one goes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vodafone Park (41,903)
Captain: Atiba Hutchinson
Chairman: Ahmet Nur Çebi
Manager: Sergen Yalçın
Competitions: Super Lig position 11
🔑 Star Man: Cyle Larin
Usually playing in the Striker position, Cyle Larin was born in Brampton, Canada. After making a first senior appearance for Orlando City in the 2015 season, the gifted Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 7 appearances.