Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
As far as h2h statistics here go, Istanbul Basaksehir are the ones with a clear upper-hand. With Genclerbirligi also on a three-match losing streak on the road, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to the hosts this week.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous matchup finished in a 2-1 win for Istanbul Basaksehir.
- Three of their past five fixtures have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in half of their last eight games.
- Two of their previous eight clashes have ended as a stalemate.
- Genclerbirligi have registered the win twice in their past ten encounters. (W-2, D-4, L-4)
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi Prediction
Istanbul Basaksehir admitted what was their third defeat of the season last week on the road after Fenerbahce slotted two unanswered goals past them. The hosts were virtually invisible in the final third throughout that latter matchup and finished the ninety minutes with just one measly shot on target out of their three feeble attempts at goal.
It is also worth mentioning that the home team have not found the back of the net in their past two games in all competitions. As of now, Istanbul Basaksehir are placed third on the ladder, right behind Fenerbahce, albeit by a narrow one-point deficit.
On the other hand, Genclerbirligi managed to bring a dismal two-match losing streak to a halt in their most recent matchup with Gaziantep at home. Stephane Sessegnon scored the lone goal in that clash to help his side to a narrow 1-0 victory.
Be that as it may, it needs saying that the visitors have been faring poorly on the road this term. Miserably, they have been admitting back to back defeats in their past three outings on the trot.
To make matters worse, Genclerbirligi have failed to secure the bragging rights in each of their last four visits to this stadium. Taking into account that the home team have also secured maximum points from their past two games here, the odds are certainly stacked in favor of Istanbul Basaksehir in this one.
Furthermore, the hosts have been a nervous bunch in their own defensive third, despite their impressive form at home. Disappointingly, they have conceded a goal or more in each of their last three fixtures here.
In addition, both teams have had their names on the scoresheet in all but one of their past four h2h meetings at this stadium. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup also witnessed neither side keep a clean sheet, count on Genclerbirligi to find the back of the net along with the hosts come Friday.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi Betting tips
Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).