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Istanbulspor line up against visiting opponents Hatayspor at Necmi Kadıoğlu Stadyumu in the Super Lig clash on Saturday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Istanbulspor v Hatayspor game including the latest game odds.
Istanbulspor will be hoping for a better result after a 1-0 Super Lig defeat last time out to Çaykur Rizespor.
In that match, Istanbulspor had 59% possession and 9 shots on goal with 0 on target. At the other end, Caykur Rizespor had 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Jonjo Shelvey (5') scored for Çaykur Rizespor.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Istanbulspor have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Istanbulspor have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 13 goals during that time.
Hatayspor will go into the encounter following a 2-1 Super Lig win in the defeat of Galatasaray in their previous fixture.
In that game, Hatayspor had 29% possession and 6 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Hatayspor, the scorers were Rigoberto Rivas (14') and Didier Lamkel Zé (55'). Galatasaray had 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. Wilfried Zaha (28') was the scorer for Galatasaray.
The stats don’t lie, and Hatayspor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. Defensively, Hatayspor just haven’t been too solid at all. We will just have to see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Heading into this contest, Hatayspor are without an away win for the past 5 league games.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 22/09/2018 shows us that Istanbulspor have won 1 of them & Hatayspor 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 5 of them from Boğalar and 8 belonging to Hatayspor. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Super Lig match day 33 on 07/05/2023 which ended up with the score at Hatayspor 0-3 Istanbulspor.
Team News: Istanbulspor
Eslem Öztürk (unknown injury), Vefa Temel (unknown injury) and Racine Coly (unknown injury) will not be taking part for Istanbulspor gaffer Hakan Yakin. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Egehan Gök and Alperen Çaylak.
It seems likely that Boğalar look set to opt for a 3-4-3 formation for this one featuring David Jensen, Florian Loshaj, Mehmet Yesil, Simon Deli, Demeaco Duhaney, Modestas Vorobjovas, Muammer Sarikaya, Ali Yasar, Alassane Ndao, Emir Gultekin and Jackson.
Team News: Hatayspor
Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there is just the sole fitness issue for the Hatayspor gaffer Volkan Demirel to contend with. Kamil Ahmet Çörekçi (unknown injury) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that Hatayspor seem likely to make use of a 4-1-4-1 system, choosing Erce Kardesler, Kerim Alici, Guy-Marcelin Kilama, Cengiz Demir, Faouzi Ghoulam, Chandrel Massanga, Carlos Strandberg, Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Omer Beyaz, Didier Lamkel Ze and Renat Dadashov.
When taking everything into account, Istanbulspor will need things to go their way to score goals against this Hatayspor side who we reckon will manage to score & go ahead.
Therefore, we predict a 0-1 winning margin for Hatayspor at the end of the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Necmi Kadıoğlu Stadyumu (4,491)
Captain: Eduart Rroca
Chairman: Ecmel Faik Sarıalioğlu
Manager: Hakan Yakin
Competitions: Super Lig position 20
🔑 Key Man: Emre Kaan Gültekin
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Emre Kaan Gültekin was born in Mersin, Turkey. After having made a senior debut playing for Istanbulspor in the 2022 - 2023 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in this Süper Lig 2023 - 2024 season so far coming from a total of 11 appearances.