Gaziantep vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction & Match Preview

Gaziantep vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey Super Lig
Date: Thursday, 8 April 2021
Kick-Off at 14.00 UK
Venue: Gaziantep Stadyumu, Gaziantep.

Gaziantep and Istanbul Basaksehir will take on each other in one of the most exciting games of the mid-week Super Lig round on Thursday afternoon at Gaziantzep Stadyumu.

The hosts were not in action at the weekend, meaning their players should be fresher for this tie, especially if we know that Istanbul had a very tough game on Sunday. Aykut Kocaman’s men struggled badly to break Yeni Malatya’s resistance on the occasion, but they eventually found two late goals to clinch a super-important 3-1 victory over direct relegation rivals.

The win has moved Boz Baykuslar outside of the red zone, but the defending champions still have a mountain to climb to avoid the drop to the second division next year. Istanbul are only one point above the danger area and they have this tricky clash with the top-half Gaziantep upcoming.

Gaziantep vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head

  • Istanbul Basaksehir were the dominant force in this match-up historically, but Gaziantep clinched a 1-2 victory when these two outfits locked horns in the first half of the season.
  • Boz Baykuslar now have 10 wins, 5 draws, and 2 losses in 17 outings against Gaziantep.
  • Interestingly, three or more goals were seen in six of the last seven head to head matches between the two teams.

Gaziantep vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction

Gaziantep are just two points shy of the fifth-placed Alanyaspor and have a game in hand on them. They represent one of the most pleasant surprises of the season in the elite class of Turkish football.

This is mainly thanks to a fabulous home record of 9 wins, 5 draws, and 1 defeat (27-13 goal difference in the process). Sahinler have indeed been very tough to break down on the home patch throughout the whole course of the season. They shipped only one goal in the last four league games at home.

Istanbul finally have most of their injured players back in the starting line-up. Their performances have instantly improved in the last several weeks. They have thus lost just one of the last six Super Lig outings.

We just don’t see a genuine favourite here as the draw looks like the most likable of the three outcomes. We will go for it at the odds of 3.40. Braver tipsters can shoot for the 1-1 correct score bet at the 6.50 odds.

Gaziantep vs Istanbul Basaksehir Bet Tips

  • Draw @ 3.40
  • Correct Score 1-1 @ 6.50