Istanbul Basaksehir vs Goztepe
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 3 March 2018
Kick-Off at 13:00 UK
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (Istanbul)
After a shaky spell of form in February and just one win earned in four outings, Istanbul Basaksehir have dropped to the 2nd spot on Super Lig table and they host Goztepe for their Matchday 24 clash on Saturday looking for a return to the winning ways – in an attempt to end an unpredictable spell of form and challenge Galatasaray at the top.
Abdullah Avci’s men come into the match after an unconvincing home display and a 1-1 draw against Genclerbirligi, struggling to bounce back after a 0-2 loss to Fenerbahce at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu. They now look to return to the winning ways and it does feel mid-table visitors will have their hands full despite an unpredictable form of recent the home crowd are surely worried about.
Goztepe have had a fine campaign but we’ve seen them struggle for success since late December, as their 1-0 win over Sivasspor last week was only their first win in ten outings. Goz Goz have been scoring goals along the way and proven themselves as a tough side to beat no matter where they travel and with that in mind, we now hope for another narrow contest for all-important points in Istanbul.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Goztepe: Head-to-head
Istanbul Basaksehir have beaten their rivals in all of their last three head-to-head clashes, including two Cup wins and a Super Lig win earlier this term.
We’ve seen a very narrow clash at Bornova Doganlar Stadi, where goals from Epureanu and Adebayor were enough for Basaksehir to bag all three points (1-2).
Goztepe have earned just one win in five matchups at this ground since 1999.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Goztepe: Prediction
We will now back Basaksehir to bag all three points and YES on Both teams to score, which combines to a good-looking 2.75.
With that in mind, we also expect an exciting match and going for Over 2.5 goals FT at 1.57 shapes as a real banker bet at this point.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Goztepe: Bet Tips
Basaksehir to win & BTTS @ 2.75
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.57