The Super Lig match at Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadyumu on Saturday sees home team Sivasspor facing İstanbul Başakşehir.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Sivasspor v İstanbul Başakşehir (plus the best game odds).
Sivasspor are hoping to win again following a 0-1 Super Lig victory versus Gaziantep.
In that game, Sivasspor managed 44% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Sivasspor was Max-Alain Gradel (30'). On the other side, Gaziantep had 11 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Their more recent scorelines highlight the fact that not much more can be done by the Sivasspor rearguard. Yiğidolar have been miserly, with the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their last six matches standing at 4.
Taking a look at their past results, Sivasspor:
- are unbeaten in the league by İstanbul Başakşehir in their last 9 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- have not emerged victorious against İstanbul Başakşehir in their previous 4 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 13 league matches at home. An amazing run.
İstanbul Başakşehir head into the match following on from a 2-1 Super Lig win as they beat MKE Ankaragücü in their most recent match.
In that match, İstanbul Başakşehir had 70% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For İstanbul Başakşehir, goals were scored by Danijel Aleksić (63') and Junior Fernándes (88'). MKE Ankaragücü had 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Joseph Paintsil (15') scored for MKE Ankaragücü.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Aykut Kocaman's İstanbul Başakşehir have seen their goal attempts be successful 6 times, giving them the goals per game average of 1.
Looking at the pre-match facts, İstanbul Başakşehir:
- have not registered a win against Sivasspor when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. Not good at all.
- are undefeated by Sivasspor in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
There have been a high number of draws between the two sides. In their head to head clashes going back to 04/05/2018, the records show 5 of them. That’s a really high 83 per cent of games being drawn.
A combined total of 9 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Yiğidolar and 4 being from Belediye. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Super Lig match day 19 on 16/01/2021 when it finished İstanbul Başakşehir 1-1 Sivasspor.
The match was refereed by Alper Ulusoy.
Team News: Sivasspor
Aaron Appindangoyé (Fitness), Mustapha Yatabaré (Unknown Injury) and Sergiy Rybalka (Cartilage Damage) won’t be playing for Sivasspor boss Riza Çalımbay.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
Due to a fully injury-free group ready to go, İstanbul Başakşehir manager Aykut Kocaman doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash.
In our view, İstanbul Başakşehir are likely to breach the defence of this Sivasspor lineup, however it possibly won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Sivasspor after the 90. Hopefully this is a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadyumu (27,532)
Captain: Ziya Erdal
Chairman: Mecnun Otyakmaz
Manager: Riza Çalımbay
Competitions: Super Lig position 7
⭐ Star Player: Max-Alain Gradel
Customarily playing in the Left Wing position, Max-Alain Gradel was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After making a first senior appearance for Bournemouth in the 2007 - 2008 season, the skilful Forward has struck 10 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 36 appearances.