Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa
Turkish Super Lig
Date: 8 August 2022, Monday
Kick-off at 17:15 UK / 18:15 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Istanbul Basaksehir will start the new Super Lig campaign with the home fixture against Kasimpasa on Monday afternoon at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu.
The beginning of the 2022/23 Super Lig campaign comes right amid the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying process for the hosts.
They had a tough trip to Iceland where they faced Breidablik in the third qualifying round on Thursday.
The reverse fixture against the Icelandic rivals is scheduled for this Thursday, meaning we should not be shocked to even see some rotations from head coach Emre Belozoglu here despite this being the very opening Matchday.
It is worth mentioning that Baskasehir have already eliminated Israeli side Netanya in the European competition. The Turkish outfit advanced 2-1 on aggregate thanks to a 0-1 victory in the return leg on Israeli soil.
Kasimpasa will only play their maiden competitive match of the season here. They came 11th at the end of the previous Super Lig term.
Sami Ugurlu’s troops won just one of five pre-season exhibitions. The thread includes a 2-1 defeat to Galatasaray and the 1-1 draw to lower-division Pendikspor in their final pre-season check last Saturday.
Kasimpasa have been pretty efficient on travels last season with a 31-28 goal difference from 19 league outings on the road.
They rarely park the bus and we certainly do not expect them to do so here against Istanbul Basaksehir, especially knowing that the hosts had a match on Iceland on Thursday.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa Head-to-head
- The Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score bet landed in four of the last five head to head meetings between these two rivals.
- Istanbul Basaksehir have been the dominant force in the latest clashes against Kasimpasa, winning five and drawing one of the previous six.
- Basaksehir have bagged at least two goals in nine of the last ten encounters with Kasimpasa.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa Prediction
Although Istanbul Basaksehir have been very tough to break down in the pre-season and in their European qualifiers so far this summer, we have to back an open affair here based on the teams’ recent H2H record.
The Over 2.5 goals FT is our main betting option here at the odds of 1.85, while you can alternatively try Kasimpasa to score two or more goals on Monday at the 3.40 odds.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85 (17/20)
Kasimpasa Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40 (12/5) odd.