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İstanbul Başakşehir visit Gürsel Aksel Stadium on Sunday for the Super Lig showdown with hosts Göztepe.
Our tips, poll and stats for Göztepe v İstanbul Başakşehir can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Göztepe prepare for this match after a 2-2 Super Lig stalemate versus Sivasspor.
In that game, Göztepe managed 58% possession and 8 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Göztepe, goals were scored by Halil Akbunar (51') and Beykan Şimşek (84'). Sivasspor got 11 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Dimitris Goutas (11', 66') was the scorer for Sivasspor.
It has been seldom in recent times where Göztepe have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Göztepe have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 12 goals on the way. That being said, we must now wait to see whether that pattern might continue on in this game or not.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Göztepe:
- have not lost a league tie with İstanbul Başakşehir in their previous 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 5 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Kayserispor in Super Lig action, İstanbul Başakşehir and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, İstanbul Başakşehir had 63% possession and 14 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Kayserispor had 5 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Mame Thiam (4') was the scorer for Kayserispor.
A tendency of at least one team not managing to score in games featuring İstanbul Başakşehir has been apparent in recent matches. Checking on their last six games reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. During these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 4 and İstanbul Başakşehir have scored 3.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head meetings stretching back to 26/11/2018 shows that Göztepe have won 2 of these and İstanbul Başakşehir 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A total of 13 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 5 of them from Göz Göz and 8 netted by Belediye. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The last league meeting between the two was Super Lig match day 25 on 14/02/2021 when it finished Göztepe 2-1 İstanbul Başakşehir.
The referee was Umit Öztürk.
Team News: Göztepe
Ege Özkayimoglu (Muscle Injury) and Marko Mihojevic (Ankle Inflammation) won’t be available for Göztepe gaffer Ünal Karaman. Metin Yildirim cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
Owing to a completely healthy group to choose from, the İstanbul Başakşehir manager Aykut Kocaman does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game.
We feel that İstanbul Başakşehir and Göztepe may both find scoring difficult here.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. Our tip is therefore for a very even match with a 0-0 score at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Gürsel Aksel Stadium (25,035)
Captain: Halil Akbunar
Chairman: Mehmet Sepil
Manager: Ünal Karaman
Competitions: Super Lig position 14