Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kayserispor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 20 October 2018
Kick-Off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Istanbul Basaksehir will be looking to end the three-draw streak on Saturday when they host bottom-half Kayserispor at Fatih Terim Stadyumu. The hosts continued to be super tough to break down when they kept Fenerbahce to a goalless draw in a derby at Sukru Saracoglu two weeks ago. They have by far league’s best defensive record with just four goals conceded in eight games so far.
Nevertheless, problems appear at the other end as they obviously lack the attacking momentum to be even greater challengers for the title. Abdullah Avci’s men scored no more than one goal in last three games. Their matches have mainly been very short on goalmouth action so far in the season. Can the hosts terminate such trend and boost up the attacking confidence with a comprehensive victory over Kayseri as Super Lig returns to action after the international break?
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kayserispor: Head-to-head
Istanbul took the lead in the H2H record with Kayseri thanks to a real dominance in the most recent head to head history.
The hosts won six and drew two of last six meetings with Anatolian Star.
Only 2 of last 12 H2H outings saw three or more goals scored.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kayserispor: Prediction
The Anatolian Star opened the season in a promising fashion, but they’ve really been struggling of late. The visitors will come into this off the back of three defeats and a draw in last four Super Lig ties. It is a highly disappointing run if we know they’ve already claimed Fenerbahce scalp at the very start of the season (2-3 away win).
Kayseri failed to find the back of the net in three of last four league games and they’ll clearly face troubles creating up front against league’s best defensive line on Saturday. Istanbul were pretty consistent on the home patch where they won three and drew one of last four matches. We’ll thus go with the home win & Basaksehir to keep a clean sheet as main betting options here.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Kayserispor: Bet Tips
Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 1.45 (9/20)
Istanbul Basaksehir to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).