Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 26 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, Istanbul
Despite the painful defeat to Fenerbahce ten days ago, Istanbul Basaksehir have regained the leading role in Turkey Super Lig thanks to the narrow 1-0 win against Trabzonspor. This Monday, Abdullah Avci’s squad shouldn’t have a lot of troubles to secure three points in front of the home crowd. Genclerbirligi are going to be the challengers on the other side of the pitch. Hopes of the visitors are probably at low level, considering the current standings.
Genclerbirligi are in a tough spot 22 rounds in. They are 13th on the table with 25 points, which is only four above the relegation zone. Big 3-0 home win against Gotzepe last Monday has restored confidence and incrased team spirits for sure, but bookies see them as massive underdogs going into this clash. Gencler have won only one match out of 11 on the road, while suffering six defeats. The average number of goals seen in these duels is around 3.50 per game.
Istanbul Basaksehir have very high 80% win rate at home. The only two teams which had successful appearance at this stadium were Fenerbahce and Trabzon. Team’s main star is Emanuel Adebayor.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi: Head-to-head
Genclerbirligi were causing a lot of troubles to Istanbul Basaksehir in the last couple years, but only in front of their fans. When it comes to this pitch in particular, Istanbul won the last three duels with total goal difference of 7-2.
The average number of goals seen in all their duels in history so far is exactly 2.00 per match.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi: Prediction
Genclerbirligi have improved recently and won a lot of important points. We don’t see them being a worthy opponent to title contenders. However, Home win & BTTS option is carrying a lot of value and should be backed with a small stake.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Genclerbirligi: Bet Tips
Home win & BTTS @ 3.20
Adebayor to score anytime @ 1.85.