Sivasspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 9 February 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Yeni 4 Eylül Stadyumu (Sivas).
Unbeaten at home in their past eight games here, Sivasspor are likely to give Istanbul Basaksehir a run for their money this weekend.
Sivasspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head to head (h2h)
- The final scores were tied at 1-1 when the two sides last met.
- All of their past five encounters have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just two of their last five games.
- Two of their previous eight fixtures have finished as a stalemate.
- Istanbul Basaksehir have registered the win in two of their past ten clashes. (W-2, D-6, L-2)
Sivasspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
Sivasspor shockingly admitted their biggest defeat of the season yet, after Gaziantep breezed past them on the road with a whopping 5-1 scorecard. Remarkably, their counterparts recorded just seven shots on target in that latter matchup, as opposed to hosts who had managed eight.
Nevertheless, the home team are still holding on to the spot at the moment, albeit with a slender two-point cushion over Istanbul Basaksehir themselves.
On the other hand, the visitors bounced back from a dismal 2-0 defeat to Fenerbahce, in their last outing, by getting the better of Genclerbirligi at home with a 3-1 scoreline. Impressively, the guests have now admitted defeat just once in their last ten games across various competitions.
Be that as it may, Istanbul Basaksehir have not looked sharp in their outings this term. Miserably, the visiting contingent have dropped points five times on the road.
In sharp contrast, Sivasspor are yet to be humbled in front of the home crowd. Taking into account that the guests have not secured the bragging rights in any of their past four visits here either, Istanbul Basaksehir’s chance of tasting success are certainly looking bleak.
However, the hosts have shared the spoils in three of their previous four meetings with this foe at home. Given that the two teams were also inseparable in the reverse fixture of this clash, a double chance is sizing up to be the safest punt in this one.
Furthermore, Sivasspor’s backline have been sticking to their defensive duties with real gusto. Admirably, they have kept a clean sheet in three of their past five fixtures here.
In addition, Istanbul Basaksehir have also been tough to breach in their respective outings, and have conceded just eleven goals so far. Considering that four of their past five h2h meetings at this stadium have also been low scoring affairs, expect no more than a goal or two at the most come Sunday.
Sivasspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting tips
Double chance: Sivasspor or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).