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Gaziantep are going up against the visiting İstanbul Başakşehir at Kalyon Stadyumu in this Super Lig fixture on Wednesday.
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Gaziantep head into this match coming off the back of a 1-1 Super Lig stalemate vs Sivasspor.
In that game, Gaziantep managed 60% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Gaziantep was Figueiredo (92'). Sivasspor got 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Mustapha Yatabaré (21') scored for Sivasspor.
Under three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Gaziantep have been involved. In terms of the goal weighting during that period, opposition teams scored a total of 6 and Gaziantep totted up 6. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see whether that trend shall be maintained here in this game.
A look at their previous results shows us that Gaziantep:
- are unbeaten in the league by İstanbul Başakşehir in their last 2 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
İstanbul Başakşehir go into this match after a 2-0 Super Lig win against Fenerbahçe in their previous fixture.
In that match, İstanbul Başakşehir managed 37% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. For İstanbul Başakşehir, goals were scored by Stefano Okaka (16') and Fredrik Gulbrandsen (90'). Fenerbahçe had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Aykut Kocaman's İstanbul Başakşehir have slotted home 6 times, yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these sides was Super Lig match day 33 on 08/04/2021 which ended up with the score at Gaziantep 2-0 İstanbul Başakşehir.
In that game, Gaziantep managed 28% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Alexandru Maxim (32', 52').
İstanbul Başakşehir got 16 shots on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Abdulkadir Bitigen.
Team News: Gaziantep
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Gaziantep boss Erol Bulut to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Furkan Soyalp (Appendectomy) is sidelined. Amedej Vetrih will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
Owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the İstanbul Başakşehir boss Aykut Kocaman doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this match.
We feel that İstanbul Başakşehir and Gaziantep could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a tight encounter with a 1-1 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kalyon Stadyumu (35,574)
Captain: Günay Güvenç
Chairman: Cevdet Akınal
Manager: Erol Bulut
Competitions: Super Lig position 13