Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fenerbahce
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 24 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
Basaksehir was the odds-on favorite to lift the title last season and led the league standings in style for quite a long time. But against expectations, Galatasaray overthrew them from the top and took the top spot at the end of the campaign.
The heartbreak has surely affected fans as well as the players, and to top it off, they have begun their new run with a loss.
Suffice it to say, the hosts will be desperate for a win, and this should spell danger for the incoming Fenerbahce. True they have won their opening fixture and is at the top of the table as a result. But the stature of their then opponents should be taken into consideration.
Prima facie, the upper hands goes to the team from Istanbul.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fenerbahce Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last six wins went to Basaksehir.
- Fener conceded two or more goals in four of the previous six clashes.
- Eight of the former ten wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Nine of the prior twelve fixtures at this stadium saw the home team scoring twice or more.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fenerbahce Prediction
Istanbul was one of the best teams in the league last season and a major contender for the title. So are they this time around too.
As they have begun with a loss, the squad will be desperate to prove their mettle in this home tie. To support their cause, Fener has lost their last four away ties in a row and conceded twice or more in these four.
Moreover, four of the last six h2h wins went to Basaksehir, and so did eight of the last ten at this venue. Moreover, the hosts were the best defensive unit in the whole competition last campaign and had conceded just 22 goals in total, while the next best was 36.
As these observations suggest, we’re in line for a great game by the hosts, and their backline as well.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fenerbahce Betting Tips
Double Chance: Istanbul Basaksehir or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Istanbul Basaksehir to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.67 (2/3)