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Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Turkish Super Lig champions set for goals in Istanbul derby

  • Fatih Karagumruk host Istanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish Super Lig on Friday
  • Promoted club Fatih Karagumruk are undefeated in their first 2 matches of the season
  • Turkish Super Lig champions Istanbul Basaksehir have lost their last 4 competitive matches
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Istanbul Basaksehir have yet to win in the Turkish Super Lig this season (Getty Images)

Newly promoted Fatih Karagumruk have had a strong start to the season as they host Istanbul Basaksehir on Friday. The Super Lig champions have been in poor form to start their title defence, can they get it going in Istanbul?

Fatih Karagumruk Form


Fatih Karagumruk are back in the Turkish Super Lig after winning the 2019-20 TFF First League playoffs. They are undefeated in their first two matches of the season.

Senol Can’s side won 3-0 against Yeni Malatyaspor with Ervin Zukanovic, Artur Sobiech and Erik Sabo on target. It was an inflated score after having 36% possession and 7-20 shots. 

Fatih Karagumruk drew 2-2 at Gaziantep in their last match. Ervin Zukanovic opened the scoring once again with Mevlüt Erdinç scoring the winner deep in added time.

Fatih Karagumruk Team News


Midfielder Cristóbal Jorquera is injured until April 2021. Fatih Karagumruk’s transfer policy has been clear after signing a handful of experienced players. 

Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano (34), centre-back Ervin Zukanovic (33), right-back Eric Lichaj (31), midfielder Lucas Biglia (34), attacking midfielder Aatif Chahechouhe (34) and Mevlüt Erdinç (33) all joined the club in September.

Istanbul Basaksehir Form


Istanbul Basaksehir won their first Turkish Super Lig title last season. The new campaign hasn’t gone to plan after two straight defeats.

Okan Buruk’s side lost 2-0 at promoted club Hatayspor despite having 63% possession and 15-12 shots. Basaksehir suffered a 2-0 home defeat to Galatasaray on Sunday.

It was a decent performance but conceding an early penalty was too much to overcome. 

Istanbul Basaksehir Team News


Defensive midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu is out injured. Manager Okan Buruk is likely to make some changes here with right-back Rafael, left-back Boli Bolingoli and attacking midfielder Nacer Chadli in line to make their debuts.

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head to Head


Istanbul Basaksehir have a 7-1 advantage against Fatih Karagumruk with one draw in nine matches. 

They last met in a friendly on 6 September, Istanbul Basaksehir winning 2-1 in Istanbul with Demba Ba and Enes Karakus scoring late goals.

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir Odds


Istanbul Basaksehir are 1.80 favourites at Unibet with Fatih Karagumruk priced at 4.20. A draw is available at 3.75 at betfair.

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir Match Up


Fatih Karagumruk should be full of confidence after an unbeaten start to their Super Lig campaign. The same can’t be said for Istanbul Basaksehir, to straight 2-0 defeats has manager Okan Buruk under early pressure.

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir Stats


  • Fatih Karagumruk have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 2 matches (Super Lig).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have won their last 3 competitive away matches against Fatih Karagumruk (all competitions).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have lost their last 4 competitive matches (all competitions).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have lost their last 3 away matches (Super Lig).

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Where is Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir being played?

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir is being played at Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

When is Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir being played?

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir is being played at 18:00 BST on Friday 25 September 2020.

What competition are Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir playing in?

Fatih Karagumruk vs Istanbul Basaksehir are playing in the Turkish Super Lig.

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Verdict

Istanbul Basaksehir can’t be trusted after a poor start to the season. The Turkish Super Lig champions will come out firing in Istanbul with goals expected at both ends.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @-133.33 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-125 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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