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Gaziantep will host guests Istanbulspor at Kalyon Stadyumu in this Super Lig match on Friday.
View all of the Gaziantep v Istanbulspor predictions, poll and stats below - as well as the best betting odds.
Gaziantep will be wanting a better result here after the 2-0 Super Lig defeat in their last game at the hands of Kayserispor.
In that match, Gaziantep had 47% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Kayserispor had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Mame Thiam (6', 89') was the scorer for Kayserispor.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Gaziantep have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Gaziantep have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 15 goals along the way.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Gaziantep:
- have not emerged victorious against Istanbulspor in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 10 matches in the league. It's been disappointing.
After being beaten in their last game against İstanbul Başakşehir in Super Lig action, Istanbulspor and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Istanbulspor had 42% possession and 7 shots on goal with 0 on target. For their opponents, Istanbul Basaksehir had 20 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Dimitris Pelkas (52') and Figueiredo (90') scored for İstanbul Başakşehir.
Throughout their six previous matches, Fatih Tekke's Istanbulspor have fired home a total of 9 times - giving them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Their previous form shows that Istanbulspor:
- remain undefeated by Gaziantep in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their prior head to head clashes dating back to 15/09/2017 shows us that Gaziantep have won 1 of these games and Istanbulspor 2, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
An aggregate of 14 goals were produced between them in this period, with 6 for Gaziantep and 8 belonging to Boğalar. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 37 on 03/06/2023 and the score finished Gaziantep 0-3 Istanbulspor.
Team News: Gaziantep
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Gaziantep boss Erdal Güneş to contend with from an otherwise complete set of players. Ilker Karakas (Collarbone fracture) is out of contention. Erten Ersu is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We think that Gaziantep will possibly kick off with a 4-3-3 system in the match with F. Constantin Nita, Nicolas N'Koulou, Papy Djilobodji, Ertugrul Ersoy, Júnior Morais, Alexandru Maxim, Marko Jevtovic, Furkan Soyalp, Lazar Markovic, Denis Drăguş and Mustafa Eskihellac.
Team News: Istanbulspor
From a largely full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness problem for the Istanbulspor manager Fatih Tekke to contend with. Okan Erdogan (Unknown Injury) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Boğalar seem likely to elect for a 4-1-4-1 formation, starting David Jensen, Demeaco Duhaney, Mehmet Yesil, Simon Deli, Ali Yasar, Florian Loshaj, Valon Ethemi, Eduart Rroca, J. Kenio Santos, Alassane Ndao and Ibrahim Yilmaz.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Istanbulspor and Gaziantep are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. That’s why we have predicted a tight encounter, finishing with a 0-0 draw when 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: Kalyon Stadyumu (35,574)
Chairman: Cevdet Akınal
Manager: Erdal Güneş
Competitions: Super Lig position 20