Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 22 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Türk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul).
One of the most iconic battles the Super Lig has to offer this season. Considering the rivalry between the teams, and huge history, goals seem a certainty at either end of the pitch. However, as per previous h2h games, home advantage should play a big role in determining the result.
Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, Gala won 2-1.
- Six of the previous eight matches had goals at either end of the pitch.
- Five of the last six games ended in home wins.
- In the preceding 12 years, Basaksehir has won just once at this stadium.
- Nine of the former eleven fixtures at this stadium saw the hosts scoring twice or more.
Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
These two teams have a long history of competitive spirit associated amongst themselves. Last season, Basaksehir missed out on the title by a whisker, as Galatasaray took the crown in the home stretch.
The Istanbul outfit is unbeaten in their previous 12 match-ups, and they even won seven of their former nine games. The team also had managed to score twice or more in their last three fixtures, while keeping clean sheets in two of the former four.
On the road, they have been invincible in their past five road games, while scoring three in the latest trip alone.
Furthermore, six of the previous eight h2h clashes had goals at both ends of the pitch, and Istanbul had found the back of the net at this venue in four of their last five trips.
By all means, we can expect them to slot in at least a single goal this Friday, in spite of their away handicap.
In terms of result, Gala is unbeaten in home matches this league campaign, and in the long history of h2h encounters, home teams have reigned supreme. Moreover, in the prior 12 long years, only once have Basaksehir won at this ground.
Consequentially, count on reigning champions, Galatasaray, to put on a better performance this weekend.
Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Galatasaray 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5).