Hatayspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey Super Lig
Date: Monday, 14 September 2020
Kick-Off at 18.00 UK
Venue: Gaziantep Stadyumu, Gaziantep.
Super Lig champions Istanbul Basaksehir open the new campaign with a trip to Gaziantep and the newly promoted Hatayspor, looking to kick it off in good spirits. They have seen a disappointing end to their Europa League campaign in early August but felt in good shape up front in two September friendlies, which promises an attacking display and good form.
Basaksehir have seen a thriller 2-2 draw at Kasimpasa and beat Fatih Karagumruk (1-2) last week, with Okan Buruk now hoping for more of the same. They’ve been led by in-form Demba Ba, who scored three goals on those two occasions, and we hope to see a strong challenge at Gaziantep Stadyumu as well. However, snatching points here should be no walk in the park.
Hatayspor have been a very tough side to cope with in Hatay and could be disappointed not to play there. However, we’ve seen them show off as tough rivals in a 1-1 draw against Galatasaray early in September and we do expect more of the same now.
Hatayspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head
The sides last met in Cup back in January 2019, when Hatayspor made their way to the next round with a 4-2 aggregate win.
Istanbul Basaksehir bagged nine wins in 16 head-to-head clashes so far.
Hatayspor only ended a streak of six losses to Basaksehir as they shocked the rivals (4-1) in early 2019.
Hatayspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
Istanbul Basaksehir will have high hopes ahead of the clash against Super Lig newcomers and we will stick our necks out for them to make it count in an exciting game of football. With that in mind, we’re going for Basaksehir to win and a YES on Both teams to score, which combines to an enticing 3.75. We have seen them somewhat shaky at the back and we hope they’ll outgun Hatayspor on the day.
We are hoping to see goals and we’ll also go for a high-scoring clash. We will back Over 2.5 Goals FT at 2.00, expecting goals on both ends and real thrills at Gaziantep Stadyumu. Hatayspor should be able to give the visitors a run for the money and this should reflect on the scoresheet as well, as many in the know expect a narrow winning margin here.
Hatayspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Bet Tips
Away win & BTTS @ 3.75
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 2.00.