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Trabzonspor will visit Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu on Friday for the Super Lig fixture with home side İstanbul Başakşehir.
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İstanbul Başakşehir will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-1 Super Lig loss in their previous game against Göztepe.
The only name on the scoresheet from İstanbul Başakşehir was Deniz Türüç (59'). Soner Aydoğdu (24') and Peter Žulj (53') scored for Göztepe.
İstanbul Başakşehir have not been in good attacking form of late. Their goals record stands at just 3 against opposing sides during the course of their previous 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Belediye have also seen the number of goals against them come to 14. Such a trend might not be carried forward here, of course.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that İstanbul Başakşehir:
- are unbeaten in the league by Trabzonspor in their previous 11 matches. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league matches. Fans are getting restless.
Trabzonspor will come into the game after a 1-0 Super Lig win versus Gaziantep in their previous match.
The only name on the scoresheet from Trabzonspor was Anastasios Bakasetas (67').
Over the course of their last half-dozen outings, Trabzonspor have bagged a tally of 11 goals. Karadeniz Fırtınası have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have seen 3 goals go against them.
Leading up to this clash, Trabzonspor:
- have left without a victory over İstanbul Başakşehir when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are undefeated in their last 9 away league matches. What a good run they have put together.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 18/02/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Trabzonspor. They have not been able to get any victories whatsoever while İstanbul Başakşehir have simply been better than them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those matches played.
17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 12 from Belediye and 5 being from Karadeniz Fırtınası. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The previous league fixture between the two was Super Lig match day 5 on 17/10/2020 and the score finished Trabzonspor 0-2 İstanbul Başakşehir.
The referee was Bahattin Şimşek.
Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
İstanbul Başakşehir manager Aykut Kocaman has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Trabzonspor
Trabzon manager Abdullah Avcı has to choose a team with limited availability. Erce Kardesler (Corona virus), Serkan Asan (Corona virus), Lewis Baker (Corona virus), Arda Akbulut (Corona virus), Ugurcan Cakir (Corona virus), Marlon (Corona virus), Majid Hosseini (Corona virus), Abdulkadir Parmak (Hamstring Injury), Anders Trondsen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Abdülkadir Ömür (Ankle Fracture) are those who can’t be considered. Anthony Nwakaeme is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We feel that Trabzonspor and İstanbul Başakşehir could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
It’s looking like it could well end up as a draw. That’s why our selection here is for a tight encounter with a 1-1 scoreline 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: Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (17,156)
Captain: Mahmut Tekdemir
Chairman: Göksel Gümüşdağ
Manager: Aykut Kocaman
Competitions: Super Lig position 18
🔑 Key Man: Fredrik Gulbrandsen
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Fredrik Gulbrandsen was born in Norway. After having made a senior debut playing for Lillestrøm SK in the 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 6 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 22 appearances.