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Boluspor will be visiting Necmi Kadıoğlu Stadyumu on Saturday for the 1. Lig clash with home side Istanbulspor.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Istanbulspor v Boluspor can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Istanbulspor fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-2 1. Lig success against Bursaspor.
Three or more goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Istanbulspor have played. Opposition teams scored 5 of them in this period whereas Boğalar managed to get a total of 11. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if such a trend might be sustained in this upcoming game.
Looking at their past form shows that Istanbulspor:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Boluspor in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Samsunspor in 1. Lig action, Boluspor and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The stats don’t lie, and Boluspor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. In defence, Yarenler certainly have room for improvement.
Pre-game facts show that Boluspor:
- haven't been beaten by Istanbulspor when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 21/04/2018 tells us that Istanbulspor have won 2 of these & Boluspor 3, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 from Boğalar and 9 coming from Yarenler. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
Team News: Istanbulspor
Istanbulspor manager Fatih Tekke will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a fully injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Boluspor
Out of a mainly full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness problem for the Boluspor manager Sait Karafırtınalar to contend with. Marlinho (Unknown Injury) misses out for this game.
Boluspor are certainly able to breach the defence of this Istanbulspor side, but that may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Istanbulspor after the 90. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Necmi Kadıoğlu Stadyumu (7,500)
Captain: Onur Ergün
Chairman: Ecmel Faik Sarıalioğlu
Manager: Fatih Tekke
Competitions: 1. Lig position 4