Karabukspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
2017/18 Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 19th August 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Dr. Necmettin Seyhoglu Stadi.
It’s Game Week 2 in Turkish Super Lig, and one of the duels is going to take place at Dr. Necmettin Seyhoglu Stadi where Karabukspor is hosting Istanbul Basaksehir.
First round of the Super Lig brought Karabukspor only one point and they are currently sitting at the 11th place in the league table. They were the visiting team against Genclerbirligi and the match ended with a 1 – 1 draw. Karabukspor took the lead in the early minutes of the match, but their opponents still managed to tie.
They got off to a better start of the season than their opponents for this week. They hosted Bursaspor, and the narrow 1 – 0 win provided them 3 points. Their recent reinforcement Elia was the scorer.
Elia has also proved to be valuable in the qualifications for UEFA Champions League. Their most recent match was the 1st leg of the play-off round where he was also the scorer of the only goal. Their opponent was Sevilla. Even though they had the advantage of the home terrain, the match ended 1 – 2 in favour of their opponents from Spain.
Karabukspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head to head
It is tied when it comes to their head to head encounters. 3 wins for each of them, and 6 draws. Their most recent duel in March ended with a 3 – 3 draw. The average number of goals per head to head game is above 3.
Karabukspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction
The visiting team is generally stronger at the moment. But, perhaps they are to take a cautious approach because of their upcoming rematch against Sevilla. They will have to bend over backwards if they want to enter the group phase of the most prestigious competition. So, a draw or a narrow win against Karabukspor will suffice.