Istanbul Basaksehir vs Galatasaray
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 20 September 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium.
These two are the best teams in Turkey at the moment, and have been on a perennial race with each other for being the best in the country.
Last year was a bit tough for the Lions, as they were replaced from being the defending champions, and to make it hurt even more, their throne was taken by Okan Buruk’s men.
Moreover, Fatih Terim’s men had to settle for a sixth-place finish as well.
Suffice it to say that the team is hurt, and they are back with a vengeance. They are determined to secure the league title at any cost this season.
However, the reigning champions would not move over that easily.
As such, this upcoming encounter could be termed as one of the best and the most important matches of the season. The winner of this fixture would have huge momentum going forward in the title race.
Likely expect a fierce encounter, and a goal-fest this Sunday.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Galatasaray: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the former ten clashes had goals from both teams.
- Eight of the preceding thirteen match-ups had three or more goals.
- Every single match-up since 2017 at this stadium has had goals from both teams.
- Four of the preceding eight meetings at this venue had four or more goals.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Galatasaray: Prediction
Buruk’s men are the defending champions, and they have been absolutely on a roll at home in the past several months. In fact, they had won nine of their past ten appearances at this ground, and have lost just once here since September of 2019.
Furthermore, this sole loss had come against Roma, and that too in the Europa League.
On the other hand, their opposite number are on a six-game unbeaten run, and they have just won their opening game with a 3-1 scorecard.
Importantly, they are on a revenge season, and are determined to not let anyone stand in their way towards redemption – and particularly not their arch-rivals.
By all means, expect a high-scoring game this Sunday.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Galatasaray: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).