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The Super Lig match at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu on Monday will see home team İstanbul Başakşehir welcome opponents MKE Ankaragücü.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the İstanbul Başakşehir v MKE Ankaragücü match are shown here (including the best match odds).
İstanbul Başakşehir will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Super Lig success over BB Erzurumspor.
In that game, İstanbul Başakşehir had 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For İstanbul Başakşehir, the goalscorers were Nacer Chadli (58') and Fredrik Gulbrandsen (84'). On the other side, BB Erzurumspor had 21 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Emrah Başsan (5') was the scorer for BB Erzurumspor.
Over their preceding 6 games, Aykut Kocaman's İstanbul Başakşehir have celebrated scoring 7 times which gives them an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that İstanbul Başakşehir:
- are unbeaten in the league by MKE Ankaragücü in their previous 7 games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Gaziantep in Super Lig action, MKE Ankaragücü and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, MKE Ankaragücü managed 50% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target. Gaziantep had 10 shots on goal with 3 on target. André Sousa (85') scored for Gaziantep.
MKE Ankaragücü have seen success in front of goal of late, having scored 7 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Kupa beyi can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same outings. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Their previous form shows that MKE Ankaragücü:
- haven't won against İstanbul Başakşehir when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 12/02/2012 tells us that these encounters have been pretty painful for MKE Ankaragücü. They’ve not managed to register any victories whatsoever whereas İstanbul Başakşehir have just been stronger than them, winning in 100 per cent of those matches.
A sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them for Belediye and 4 coming from Kupa beyi. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.67.
The previous league game featuring the two was Super Lig match day 18 on 10/01/2021 which finished with the scoreline of MKE Ankaragücü 1-2 İstanbul Başakşehir.
The referee was Tugay Kaan Numanoğlu.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir boss Aykut Kocaman will be happy not to have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: MKE Ankaragücü
Ankaragücü manager Hikmet Karaman has some current player fitness concerns. Aliou Badji (Muscle partial avulsion), Saba Lobjanidze (Unknown Injury), Atakan Cankaya (Torn Ankle Ligament) and Torgeir Börven (Adductors avulsion) miss out here. Geraldo will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
For this match, we think that İstanbul Başakşehir certainly have the ability to fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they come up against MKE Ankaragücü, who may well find it hard scoring.
We’re predicting a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning margin for İstanbul Başakşehir by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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: Aykut Kocaman
Competitions: Super Lig position 17
🔑 Key Player: Demba Ba
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Demba Ba was born in Sèvres, France. After having played his first senior match for Mouscron in the 2006 - 2007 season, the talented Forward has contributed 5 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 26 appearances.