Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 20th January 2019
Kick-off at 16.00 UK/ 17.00 CET
Venue: Senol Gunes Stadium (Trabzon).
The Turkish Super Lig witnesses a battle of two titans as the top teams in the table go against each other this Sunday. The Black Sea Storm has got a huge opportunity to reduce the gap at the top and raise their chances for the title. As of now, the team is six points lagging from zenith.
Both teams are on unbeaten runs. Unal Karaman’s men have at least a friendly defeat against MTK Budapest in the recent weeks while their counterparts cannot mention one in the last four months for the life of them.
Essentially every football fan in Turkey, other than those from the district of Istanbul will be hoping for a home win. To be frank, even the neutral eye will be backing the home team in this one, as one team running away with the title at the halfway mark is not so great for the growth of the sport.
Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last four wins in a row belong to the current league-toppers.
- Abdullah Avci’s men kept clean sheets in four of their last five appearances.
- The last two games at this venue returned a combined one goal between them.
- The last four wins at the Senol Gunes Stadium have come for a margin of one goal.
Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
Easily, the best defensive team in the Turkish League has been the one from Istanbul. They have conceded a total of just eight goals in league matches till now. Keep in mind that the competition has been going on for more than five months. The next best team is Yeni Malatyaspor, and they have let double the number of goals as Abdullah Avci’s men.
On the road, the team has conceded just four goals, and no other squad has managed to keep it below 10. Expect a low goal-scoring game in all probability.
The fact that Basaksehir is on the road against one of the title contenders will surely produce a sense of strain on them. And therefore things will not be crystal clear and easy for them.
The hosts will defend with all their might and avoiding going on the back foot early, which will surely be the doom of them.
I expect a goalless first half.
Trabzonspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips
Half Time Result: Draw @ 2.10 (11/10)
Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 @ 2.62 (13/8).