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Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fatih Karagumruk Predictions & Tips - Winless run to continue for Basaksehir
- Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fatih Karagumruk predictions for Saturday’s Turkish Super Lig match
- Match is being played at 13:00 GMT at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium
- Fatih are unbeaten in 6 of their last 8 matches on the road
- I’m backing a draw in Istanbul
- Preview, team news, predictions & stats
Istanbul Basaksehir have drawn thre of their last five at home (Getty Images)
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Fatih Karagumruk Predictions
Defending champions Istanbul Basaksehir are in terrible form. Fatih Karagumruk will fancy their chances of taking a point on their travels with a draw tipped.
- Istanbul Basaksehir have seen BTTS yes in 8 of their last 9 home matches (all competitions).
- Istanbul Basaksehir have drawn 3 of their last 5 home matches (Turkish Super Lig).
- Istanbul Basaksehir have seen under 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 home matches (Turkish Super Lig).
- Fatih Karagumruk have seen BTTS Yes in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Turkish Super Lig).
- Fatih Karagumruk are unbeaten in 6 of their last 8 away matches (Turkish Super Lig).
Head to Head
Istanbul Basaksehir hold a 7-2 advantage against Fatih Karagumruk over their 10 previous meetings with one draw.
Their last match was in the Turkish Super Lig in September 2020 as Fatih Karagumruk won 2-0 at home.
Istanbul Basaksehir Form
The Turkish Super Lig champions are enduring a horror season defending their title. Basaksehir sit in 15th place and are on the verge of being dragged into a relegation battle.
The team is currently on a six-match winless run. They drew 1-1 at home with Sivasspor and then lost 2-0 at Kayserispor. That was followed by 1-1 home draw against Rizespor.
Basaksehir then lost the Turkish Super Cup 2-1 to Trabzonspor. That saw league winning coach, Okan Buruk sacked.
New coach Aykut Kocaman was in the stands to see Basaksehir thumped 5-1 at home by Hatayspor. In Kocaman's first match in charge, his side lost 3-0 at Galatasaray.
Giuliano de Paula missed a penalty for Basaksehir with the score at 0-0 which dented the visitors confidence.
Istanbul Basaksehir Injuries & Team News
Aykut Kocaman made four changes to his side for the last match with Demba Ba surprisingly dropped in attack. He should return to the starting XI for this one.
Junior Caicara and Rafael are injured at right-back so Omer Sahiner will start. Nacer Chadli is still injured in the wide areas while playmaker Irfan Can Kahveci was sold to Fenerbahce.
Fatih Karagumruk Form
After being promoted to the Super Lig, Fatih Karagumruk have looked at home at this level and sit in 8th in the table.
2021 started with consecutive defeats for Fatih but they have since won four of their last six matches. A 2-1 win at home against Konyaspor and a 3-1 win at Genclerbirligi was followed by a 4-1 defeat to Besiktas at home.
They then beat Denizlispor 2-1 away and drew 0-0 at Yeni Malatyaspor in a match of few chances.
Fatih's last match saw a 2-0 home win against Gaziantep as Alassane Ndao and Fabio Borini found the back of the net in the second half.
Fatih Karagumruk Injuries & Team News
Kemal Ademi made his debut up front against Gaziantep and should keep his place in the starting lineup.
Cristobal Jorquera is injured in midfield and misses out. Ervin Zukanovic and Vegar Eggen Hedenstad are expected to be absent in defence.
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Istanbul Basaksehir are struggling for form at the moment and have drawn three of their last five league matches at home. I'm backing Fatih Karagumruk to take a point in this match in a 1-1 draw.
Best Bet: Draw Full Time Result @280.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 Draw Correct Score @700.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit