Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Turk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Galatasaray shockingly dropped the ball on the visit to Genclerbirligi on Monday to lose the leading position in the Super Lig standings. They will get a chance to regain it right in the following rounds which is about to see them play the table-toppers Istanbul Basaksehir in a highly-important city derby at Turk Telekom Stadyumu.
Basaksehir won three on the bounce ion Super Lig, a streak that started with the 1-0 victory over Besiktas in mid-March. They’ve only conceded once in the process and the defensive line will be the key to success against league’s best attacking line here on Sunday. Cimbom bagged an impressive tally of 63 goals in 28 matches, but they could not deliver in two of last three games in the competition.
Fatih Terim wil rely on his team’s home form which has been extraordinary in this term of Super Lig. Galatasaray won as many as 13 and drew one of 14 home matches netting two or more goals in each of these wins. Bafetimbi Gomis has been the standout performer bagging as many as 26 goals so far in the season. The French forward scored at least a goal in each of last seven home games for Cimbom in all competitions.
Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head-to-head
Istanbul Basaksehir have been a tricky rival for Galatasaray in the most recent history of their H2H meetings.
They won each of last four meetings with Cimbom netting as many as nine goals in last two wins.
Both teams scored in four of last five H2H ties between these rivals.
Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction
This derby produced goals on a regular basis in the last couple of years and we expect such trend to be continued here given the strong firepower on display both teams have in the final third.
We won’t deal with the outcome bets. Instead, the alternative option would be Bafetimbi Gomis to score anytime for the hosts at the odds of 2.20.
Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 2.00
Bafetimbi Gomis to score anytime @ 2.20