Istanbul Basaksehir vs Gaziantep FK
Date: Monday, 2 March 2020
Kick off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
Istanbul Basaksehir are a force to reckon with, and even more so, in their own backyard. With h2h history here also indicating a clear upper hand for the hosts, Gaziantep FK are left with no reason to have their hopes up.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Gaziantep FK Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous meeting finished 2-1 to Istanbul Basaksehir.
- All of their past three fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their last five clashes.
- Only one of their previous seven games have ended as a tie.
- Gaziantep FK have registered the win just once in their past seven matchups. (W-1, D-1, L-5)
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Gaziantep FK Prediction
Istanbul Basaksehir complete back to back wins in the league last week by pulling off a 2-1 win over Rizespor on the road. Impressively, the hosts are unbeaten in their past four games in the top flight and have dropped points just once in their process.
At the moment, the home team are sitting at the top of the ladder, with a slender one-point cushion over second-placed Trabzonspor.
On the other hand, Gaziantep are way below them at ninth. The visitors have been erratic, to be frank, in their recent matchups, and have just two wins to boast of from their past seven games.
To make matters worse, the guests have hardly shown any conviction in their outings this season.
Miserably, they are without a win in their last three trips on the road and have come out on top just thrice, away from home, so far. In sharp contrast, Istanbul Basaksehir have secured maximum points from their past four games here.
Admirably, they have also been at the losing end just once at home this term. Taking into account that Gaziantep have not come away with the bragging rights in any of their past three visits to this stadium either, the win more than likely to swing in favor of Istanbul Basaksehir on Monday.
Furthermore, the hosts have been running riot in the final third, especially on home soil. Impressively, twenty-nine of the forty-three goals that they have scored so far have come from their clashes here.
Meanwhile, Gaziantep have been far too easy to breach in their outings as of late. They have conceded eight goals from their past four outings alone.
Considering that all of their past two h2h meetings here have also featured over 2.5 goals on the charts, a high scoring clash is certainly looming large this week too.