Istanbul Basaksehir vs Akhisarspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 27 August 2018
Kick-Off at 17:15 UK
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Monday’s action in the third round of Turkish Super Lig is going to be opened with a clash between Istanbul Basaksehir and Akhisarspor.
The hosts were involved in the title race until the very last round in the previous campaign, but they remained on 3rd spot.
Istanbul Basaksehir missed the chance to snatch the place in the Champions League qualifiers, but Fenerbahce had better goal difference.
They have been pretty efficient, while their defence did a very good job.
Emmanuel Adebayor and the lads have been playing very well at home ground as they allowed just one defeat in front of their fans.
Home side opened the new campaign with a victory and a defeat and they want to be competitive for the very top once again.
Akhisarspor had a very successful last season as they managed to secure a safe mid-table position.
Moreover, they won the Turkish Cup and secured the place in the group stage of the Europa League.
The visitors have opened the season with another trophy in the Super Cup after beating Galatasaray in a penalty shootout.
However, they have picked up just a point from the opening two rounds, but it can be said they had a pretty tough schedule.
Akhisar haven’t been too bad at away grounds as they managed to get back home with a win from four outings.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Akhisarspor: Head-to-head
Istanbul Basaksehir are much more successful in their head to head clashes and they are enjoying a streak of three straight victories over their rivals. These two sides have been producing moderate scoring matches.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Akhisarspor: Prediction
The hosts want to challenge the title once again and they are strong favourites in this clash. We believe Istanbul Basaksehir are capable enough of securing another three points in front of the home fans.
Both sides have been involved in low to moderate scoring matches lately and in this one we shouldn’t expect to see too many goals. However, these two teams provided goals in both nets five times in their last six encounters and we might see the same in this one.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Akhisarspor: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.45
BTTS Yes @ 1.85.