Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, Istanbul.
Istanbul Basaksehir will be heavy favourites to grab the spoils against Kasimpasa on Saturday afternoon, but they don’t hold the destiny in their hands coming into the final Matchday. The hosts are lock on points with Fenerbahce in second place, but the Yellow Canaries beat them on the H2H stats in this term, meaning the Champions League would only remain a dream for the team led by Abdullah Avci if Fener defeat Konya at the same time at Sukru Saracoglu.
The title is even further with Galatasaray being three points away at the very top of the league ladder. To make things worse for Avci and his troops, Istanbul is about to come face to face with the in-form opposition which bagged an impressive eight-goal tally in back-to-back wins over Trabzonspor and Genclerbirligi in the last couple of rounds.
Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa: Head-to-head
Istanbul led the head to head tie by six wins coming into their 26th encounter with Kasimpasa.
Basaksehir won 5, drew 5 and lost just 2 of 12 home meetings with the Apaches.
Three or more goals were produced in each of last three H2H encounters between these two rivals.
Istanbul took a 1-2 victory when the teams met in late-December last year at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu.
Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa: Prediction
Kasimpasa climbed up to the 8th place in the league standings with the aforementioned consecutive wins and they will travel to Istanbul with an improved confidence hoping to finish the season on a high. Kemal Ozdes’ men will have to do it without the sidelined likes of Trezeguet (team’s top scorer with 13 goals in the season) and Bernard Mensah (an important midfield figure).
With these absences, we can hardly see Kasimpasa causing an upset against the highly-motivated opposition who are chasing the top-two finish. We expect the hosts to dominate from the very start and grab an early cushion, meaning the HT/FT win for Basaksehir looks decent at 1.57 odds.
You can alternatively back the hosts to win by two or more goals at the 1.60 odds.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kasimpasa: Bet Tips
- HT/FT Istanbul Basaksehir/Istanbul Basaksehir @ 1.57
- Istanbul Basaksehir -1.5 handicap @ 1.60.