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Sivasspor head to Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu on Saturday for the Super Lig showdown with home side İstanbul Başakşehir.
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İstanbul Başakşehir are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-2 Super Lig victory against MKE Ankaragücü.
For İstanbul Başakşehir, the goalscorers were Edin Višća (17') and Demba Ba (56'). Endri Çekiçi (20') was the scorer for MKE Ankaragücü.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where İstanbul Başakşehir have played. Opposition teams scored 12 times in this period whereas Belediye totted up 7. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on here.
Looking at their past form shows that İstanbul Başakşehir:
- are unbeaten in the league by Sivasspor in their previous 3 matches.
- haven't won against Sivasspor in their previous 8 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 2 home league matches.
Sivasspor will come into the meeting following a 2-1 Super Lig win over Gaziantep in their most recent fixture.
The only scorer from Sivasspor was Hakan Arslan (41', 47'). Alexandru Maxim (4') was the scorer for Gaziantep.
The stats tell the story, and Sivasspor have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 9 goals in total. In defence, Yiğidolar just haven’t been too solid at all.
A look at their previous results shows us that Sivasspor:
- haven't been beaten by İstanbul Başakşehir when they have played them away from home in the previous 4 league matches. An impressive run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 10/12/2017 shows that İstanbul Başakşehir have won 0 of these and Sivasspor 2, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 4.
In all, 8 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 3 from Belediye and 5 created by Yiğidolar. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Super Lig match day 21 on 09/02/2020 when the final score was Sivasspor 1-1 İstanbul Başakşehir.
The match was refereed by Halis Özkahya.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir manager Okan Buruk doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this game thanks to a completely injury-free group available to select from.
Team News: Sivasspor
Thanks to a largely available group, there’s just a single fitness problem for the Sivasspor gaffer Riza Çalımbay to be concerned with. Marcelo Goiano (Unknown Injury) won’t be in action. Armin Djerlek is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’re of the opinion that İstanbul Başakşehir will, in all likelihood, see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
At the same time, Sivasspor will be up against it to get shooting opportunities although we do think that they will probably end up seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We can therefore see a fairly comfortable 3-1 margin for İstanbul Başakşehir come full-time.
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: Okan Buruk
Competitions: Super Lig position 12
🔑 Star Man: Edin Višća
Typically playing in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Edin Višća was born in Olovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. After having made a senior debut playing for Željezničar Sarajevo in the 2009 - 2010 season, the skilful Midfielder has managed to score 5 league goals in this Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.