Kasimpasa vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 20 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Istanbul Basaksehir have kicked off their Super Lig campaign with a 2-0 win over Trabzonspor but they’ve failed to live up to the expectations in Europa League after the goalless home draw, as they suffered a 1-0 loss to Burnley in the extra time.
They now don’t have to travel far as they meet Kasimpasa at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu looking for a return to the winning ways and consistency early in the new domestic campaign. They’ve fallen just short of the table-toppers Galatasaray the last term and we’ll now surely see Abdullah Avcı’s men very motivated in another title bid.
Kasimpasa have seen a somewhat underwhelming pre-season end with three draws in last three outings, held off by Heracles, Oss, and Istanbulspor, but have kicked it off with a thriller 2-3 win at Rizespor – where three goals in the final 15 minutes promise Kemal Ozdes’s men in great spirits on Monday too. They have been solid at this ground but there’s a lot to prove in an exciting city derby once again!
Kasimpasa vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head-to-head
Istanbul Basaksehir have turned both of their last two head-to-head clashes their way.
We’ve gotten used to very exciting games between the sides, with 16 goals seen in the last four matchups.
Basaksehir have better overall records too, with 13 wins earned in 26 games as well as seven draws and six losses also on the record.
Kasimpasa vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction
We will now back them to build on the records and bag an important return to the winning ways at Recep Tayyip Erdogan Stadyumu, going for an Away win at 1.80. They’ve struggled to impress against Burnley but we do see them bouncing back quickly, especially in the final third.
We will go for another thriller head-to-head contest, though, and back to see goals in Istanbul with Over 2.5 goals already attracting many in the know at 1.72. We’ve seen many goals between the sides and both enjoy attacking approach to their fixtures, which does sound like further evidence for such a bet!
Kasimpasa vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Bet Tips
Away win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.75 (3/4).