Istanbul Basaksehir vs Antalyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Basaksehir managed to bounce back from the second round defeat to Kasimpasa by winning the following two games in Super Lig. They thus hold the second place together with defending champions Galatasaray with three wins and a loss in four rounds and are massive favourites to keep the good form going on Sunday afternoon against Antalyaspor.
The team led by Abdullah Avci rarely make mistakes in front of the home crowd where they enjoyed a scintillating record in the previous term. Istanbul won 13, drew 3 and lost just 1 of 17 home games last season. They continued in such fashion this time around, easily winning both home fixtures against Trabzonspor and Akhisar, bagging five goals along the way.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Antalyaspor: Head-to-head
Istanbul were the dominant force in the most recent history of head to head encounters with Antalyaspor.
The hosts won four and drew one of last five head to head outings.
Basaksehir bagged six goals in two comfortable victories over Antalya last season.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Antalyaspor: Prediction
In spite of such H2H dominance and impressive home form in general, the hosts will need to be at their best to secure the spoils here. Antalya have been enjoying a stellar form of their own recently. They netted five goals in back-to-back wins over Besiktas and Rizespor coming into this one.
Bulent Korkmaz’s men notched eight goals in last three league ties. This, combined with everything written above, makes the home win & BTTS look sweet at the odds of 2.62.
Antalya will come into this in high spirits after a 2-1 comeback win over Rize in the previous round. The victory came thanks to stoppage-time goals from Mevlut Erdinc and Hakan Ozmert. It was a he win knowing that striker Souleymane Camara was sent off 25 minutes from time.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Antalyaspor: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2)
Basaksehir to win & BTTS @ 2.62 (13/8).