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Fatih Karagümrük arrive at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu on Sunday for the Super Lig showdown with home side İstanbul Başakşehir.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for İstanbul Başakşehir v Fatih Karagümrük, scroll down (plus the best game odds).
İstanbul Başakşehir, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-0 Conference League victory versus Fiorentina.
For İstanbul Başakşehir, the goals were scored by Serdar Gürler (57', 71') and Bertrand Traoré (90').
A recurring trait of recent İstanbul Başakşehir games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their prior six matches before this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would've been a losing one. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
In their last fixture, Fatih Karagümrük drew 1-1 in the Super Lig tie with Giresunspor.
In that match, Fatih Karagümrük had 59% possession and 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Fatih Karagümrük was Mbaye Diagne (92'). Giresunspor got 4 shots on goal with 2 on target. Riad Bajić (75') was the scorer for Giresunspor.
The stats tell the story, and Fatih Karagümrük have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. At the back, Fatih Karagümrük seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Going into this one, Fatih Karagümrük have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league game between these sides was Super Lig match day 27 on 26/02/2022 when the final score was İstanbul Başakşehir 1-2 Fatih Karagümrük.
On that day, İstanbul Başakşehir had 63% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Trézéguet (25').
At the other end, Fatih Karagümrük had 5 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Fabio Borini (39') and Ahmed Musa (41') scored.
The match was refereed by Yasin Kol.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
The İstanbul Başakşehir manager Emre Belözoğlu has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match with a completely injury-free group available to select from.
We think that Belediye may well make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation in the match, beginning the first half with Volkan Babacan, Junior Caicara, Y. Ndayishimiye, Léo Duarte, Lucas Lima, Lucas Biglia, Mahmut Tekdemir, Bertrand Traore, Berkay Özcan, Mounir Chouiar and Philippe Keny.
Team News: Fatih Karagümrük
Fatih Karagümrük boss Andrea Pirlo has to choose a team with limited availability. Samed Onur (Ankle Injury) and Efe Tatli (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We are inclined to think that Fatih Karagümrük will likely elect for a 4-3-3 system with a starting lineup of Emiliano Viviano, Salih Dursun, Rayyan Baniya, Ibrahim Dresevic, Caner Erkin, Jimmy Durmaz, Magomed Ozdoev, Otabek Shukurov, Ebrima Colley, Mbaye Diagne and Fabio Borini.
We feel that in this game, İstanbul Başakşehir will probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
However, Fatih Karagümrük could well find it tough to get shooting opportunities although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
Our selection here is for a controlled 3-1 margin for İstanbul Başakşehir by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
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: Emre Belözoğlu
Competitions: Super Lig position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Group A)