Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Medical Park Stadium.
These two teams had finished as the top-two teams in the table the last season – with Okan Buruk’s men winning the title. However, the defending champions have begun their new campaign on the worst note possible.
With a 100% losing record (barring one goalless draw), the team has placed themselves dead last in the table, and worryingly they are yet to score their first goal this season.
Meanwhile, the runners-up of 2019-20 did lose their opener, but that was against Besiktas – one of the best teams in the country. Ever since they have remained unbeaten, and they surely will go after the title this time around – especially with the defending champions going through such a harrowing time.
Likely, expect Trabzonspor to be the better team on the pitch this Saturday.
Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The latest encounter had ended in a 1-1 draw. The game had taken place just six months back.
- Four of the former six clashes had goals from both teams.
- Five of the previous eight wins at this stadium had gone to the hosts.
- The last six overall wins at this stadium were evenly split into three each for either squad.
Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction
Buruk’s men were winless in seven of their last eight overall games, and this sole win had come in a friendly fixture – that too against a team from an inferior league. In fact, they are completely winless this whole season, and have conceded two or more goals in all but one match-up so far.
And embarrassingly, they are yet to score their first goal of the campaign. Keep note that the season has already completed four match-days.
On the other hand, their counterparts are unbeaten barring their match-up against Besiktas, and at home, they were unbeaten in 16 of their last 18 appearances. In the process, they had gone through an eight-game winning run as well.
As such, expect the consistent Trabzonspor to deliver a much better performance over the struggling Basaksehir.
Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Betting Tips
Trabzonspor 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Win Either Half: Trabzonspor @ 1.70 (7/10).