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Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions & Tips - Galatasaray to heap more misery on Basaksehir

  • Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir predictions for Tuesday’s Turkish Super Lig match
  • Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at Turk Telekom Stadium
  • Galatasaray have won 3 matches in a row
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have lost 3 of their last 4 matches
  • I’m backing a home win in Istanbul
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Henry Onyekuru is set to star for Galatasaray (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 01 Feb 2021
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Galatasaray vs Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions


This match looks like a home victory considering the contrasting form of these two sides. A Galatasaray win against the defending champions is the best bet for this match with Henry Onyekuru playing a key role.

  • Galatasaray have won their last 3 matches (Turkish Super Lig).
  • Galatasaray have scored 18 goals in their last 5 home matches (Turkish Super Lig).
  • Galatasaray's Henry Onyekuru scored 2 goals off the bench in his last match (Turkish Super Lig).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have lost 6 of their last 9 away matches (all competitions).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir are 7 matches without a clean sheet (all competitions).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have seen BTTS in their last 3 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Galatasaray hold a 12-8 advantage against Istanbul Basaksehir over their 28 previous meetings with six matches ending level.

Their last match was in the Turkish Super Lig in September 2020 as Galatasaray won 2-0 away from home. Radamel Falcao and Younes Belhanda scored the goals.

Galatasaray Form


Galatasaray sit in 3rd place in the Turkish Super Lig table, trailing leaders Fenerbahce by three points.

Galatasaray started 2021 in poor fashion as they drew 0-0 at home to Antalyaspor and then lost 4-3 at Konyaspor. They responded with a 6-0 home thrashing of Genclerbirligi before a 2-0 away defeat at title rivals Besiktas.

Fatih Terim's men shrugged off that poor run with three league wins in a row. They beat Denizlispor 6-1 at home, won 1-0 at Yeni Malatyaspor and beat Gaziantep 2-1 away in their last match. 

Henry Onyekuru scored both goals in his first match after arriving on loan from AS Monaco.

Galatasaray Injuries & Team News


After Henry Onyekuru’s brace from the bench against Gaziantep, he should start this one. Radamel Falcao is still injured up front. 

Sofiane Feghouli has missed the last two matches with a hamstring complaint and is doubtful.

Fatih Terim will be without two right-backs in Sener Ozbayrakli and Omar Elabdellaoui and left-back Emre Tasdemir.

Istanbul Basaksehir Form


Istanbul Basaksehir are having a terrible season after winning the Turkish Super Lig last season. They currently sit in 15th place on the table with just four points separating them from the relegation zone.

Having ended a seven match run without victory with consecutive wins in January, Basaksehir drew 1-1 against Sivasspor at home before a 2-0 loss at Kayserispor. That was followed by a 1-1 home draw against Rizespor. 

They then suffered a 2-1 defeat in the Turkish Super Cup to Trabzonspor. That saw coach Okan Buruk sacked just 21 weeks after lifting the title.

In their last match, Istanbul Basaksehir were thrashed 5-1 at home by Hatayspor. New coach Aykut Kocaman watched on from the stands.

Istanbul Basaksehir Injuries & Team News


Istanbul Basaksehir this week sold Irfan Can Kahveci to Fenerbahce. He will be a big loss for the club. Edin Visca and Nacer Chadli are doubtful on the flanks due to injury.

Junior Caicara and Rafael are both absent at right-back. Deniz Turuc made his debut against Hatayspor after arriving on loan from Fenerbahce and should start in midfield.

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Verdict

Galatasaray have been in free-scoring form at home with 18 goals in their last five matches. I'm backing Galatasaray to win and BTTS and Henry Onyekuru to keep scoring.

Best Bet: Galatasaray Win Full Time Result @-163.93 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Galatasaray/BTTS Yes Result/BTTS @225.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Henry Onyekuru Anytime Goalscorer @235.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Henry Onyekuru First Goalscorer @700.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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