Yeni Malatyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 18 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu (Malatya).
Despite going on a two-game losing streak at the end of their previous campaign, Yeni Malatyaspor did just enough to snatch the final ticket to the European Qualifiers by finishing fifth in the table. However, the squad were shown the exit door from the same competition earlier this week with a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Croatian outfit Partizan.
Istanbul Basaksehir were also at the losing end of their European tie, following a very dismal loss against Olympiacos over two legs. The visitors came in behind league leaders Galatasaray in the ladder last time out, by no more than two points and will be kicking themselves now for missing out on the direct entry into the group stages of the Champions League.
Both the sides will be coming into their opening clash on the back of a defeat, so expect nothing short of an exciting ninety minutes as they will be looking to bounce back with nothing less than a win.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head to head (h2h)
- The teams have previously met each other four times.
- Yeni Malatyaspor are yet to register a win against this side.
- Their last encounter finished 2-0 win favor of Istanbul Basaksehir.
- Only one out of their all-time meetings have ended in a tie.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
The home team have not been a convincing bunch in their clashes on home soil. They have come out on top just twice from their last four games here. Basaksehir, on the other hand, were the best away side in the league last time out and succumbed to a loss on not more than three instances throughout their campaign.
Moreover, the away team have never admitted defeat in their previous visits to this venue. Considering that Yeni Malatyaspor have also scored just one goal against this foe while being at the receiving end of six, there is all the more reason to back Istanbul Basaksehir to clinch an easy win on Sunday.
Additionally, the hosts have lost without finding the back of the net in their previous two clashes with the visitors here. So, expect the guests to be the ones to break the deadlock in their opening matchup.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting tips
Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 2.10 (11/10)
First team to score: Istanbul Basaksehir @ 1.70 (7/10).