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İstanbul Başakşehir visit Eryaman Stadyumu on Sunday for the Super Lig fixture with home team MKE Ankaragücü.
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MKE Ankaragücü will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 Super Lig losing effort in their last game against Gaziantep.
Alexandru Maxim (69') and Cenk Şahin (96') scored for Gaziantep.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that MKE Ankaragücü have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Kupa beyi have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 6 goals along the way. Putting that to one side, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend will persist here in this match.
Coming into this fixture, MKE Ankaragücü haven't won against İstanbul Başakşehir in their previous 6 league matches.
İstanbul Başakşehir head into the game following on from a 1-0 Super Lig win as they beat BB Erzurumspor in their previous outing.
The only name on the scoresheet from İstanbul Başakşehir was Fredrik Gulbrandsen (40').
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring İstanbul Başakşehir, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match during that time is 3.67, with the average number of goals for İstanbul Başakşehir working out to 1.
Their previous form shows that İstanbul Başakşehir:
- haven't been defeated by MKE Ankaragücü when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league matches. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- have not won away from home in their last 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs going back to 30/10/2011 shows that these fixtures have been miserable for MKE Ankaragücü. They have not been able to come away with any wins whatsoever while İstanbul Başakşehir have just been stronger than them, running out winners in 100 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
16 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 4 of them from Kupa beyi and 12 belonging to Belediye. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 28 on 19/06/2020 which finished with the scoreline of MKE Ankaragücü 1-2 İstanbul Başakşehir.
The referee was Hüseyin Göçek.
Team News: MKE Ankaragücü
Tiago Pinto (Unknown Injury), Michal Pazdan (Fractured Toe) and Emre Güral (Unknown Injury) are unavailable for Ankaragücü . Alper Potuk is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
Due to a fully injury-free squad available for selection, İstanbul Başakşehir boss Okan Buruk doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this match.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that MKE Ankaragücü may find it difficult to break down this İstanbul Başakşehir outfit who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for İstanbul Başakşehir at the conclusion of the game.
Let’s see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Eryaman Stadyumu (22,000)
Captain: Korcan Çelikay
Chairman: Fatih Mert
Competitions: Super Lig position 18
🔑 Star Man: Joseph Paintsil
Mostly taking up the Left Wing position, Joseph Paintsil was born in Accra, Ghana. Having made his senior debut playing for Ferencvárosi TC in the 2017 - 2018 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 5 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season to date in 13 appearances.