In the 30th round of the Super Lig, Istanbul Basaksehir welcomes Fenerbahce to the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadium in an effort to resume winning ways following a lackluster performance against Istanbulspor, which culminated in a 1:0 loss.
Will Istanbul Basaksehir’s impressive home record enable them to earn a significant win, or will they suffer their second straight setback?
Here are the most recent Turkish Super Lig predictions between Istanbul Basaksehir and Fenerbahce, along with likely starting lineups, match details, and current betting odds for your consideration.
One would have assumed they would have earned the confidence necessary to score a convincing victory against Sivasspor on the road in the Super Lig after their surprise 3:2 triumph over the league’s top team Galatasaray in the Turkey Cup quarterfinal. But since the score was 1:1 at the end of the game, all they could earn was a point.
In their most recent match, which they played on the road against relegation-risked Istanbulspor, they had every chance to win handily. However, it was yet another opportunity they blew, as they lost 1:0 despite having 61% of the ball control.
After losing their first two games, they seemed to be lacking confidence, but their home form will definitely give them more self-assurance and help them get back on track. The fact that Emre Belözolu’s team has won six of their past eight home games while only losing twice will undoubtedly be their secret weapon in generating a more agreeable outcome.
With 45 points, they are now tied for fifth place in the rankings with Trabzonspor (6th), 11 points back of third.
Potential Starting XI
Biglia; Szysz; Aleksic; Ozcan; Gurler; Sengezer; Sahiner; Duarte; Touba; Lima; and Figueiredo
The most recent home game between the Yellow Canaries and Ankaragucu was anything from easy for the Yellow Canaries as they battled to get past their opponent’s defense, which held them to a scoreless stalemate in the first half.
Even though their opponent scored in the 80th minute of the second half, they were able to keep their composure, which paid off as they brought the score back to par. Enner Valencia converted the penalty seven minutes later, but they were in for a surprise when Miguel Crespo, who had been on the bench, gave them the lead in the last seconds of the game, resulting in a 2:1 victory.
They have been an impressive sight on the road, leaving nothing to be desired with their laudable performance, which has them on a three-match winning streak with their unbeaten run reaching seven games. They will want to take advantage of that to record their fourth straight-away victory.
They now hold the second-place spot in the standings with 60 points, four points ahead of Besiktas in third place, although their chances of taking first place are hindered by a 6-point disadvantage.
Potential Starting XI
Egribayat, Valencia, Dursun, Osayi-Samuel, Akaydin, Szalai, Alioski, Guler, Yuksek, Zajc
- In their last two Super Lig games, Istanbul Basaksehir has failed to win a single one.
- In the Super Lig, Fenerbahce has won three straight-away matches.
- In their past seven away Super Lig games, Fenerbahce is 7-0.
- Istanbul Basaksehir scores 1.54 goals on average at home while Fenerbahce scores 2.15 goals per game away from home.
With a goal differential of 50-37 in favor of Fenerbahce, Istanbul Basaksehir has won 11 of the last 33 games, Fenerbahce has won 16, and there have been 6 ties.