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Istanbul Basaksehir vs Trabzonspor Predictions & Tips - Bakasetas to lead Trabzonspor to away win

  • Istanbul Basaksehir vs Trabzonspor predictions for Friday’s Turkish Super Lig match
  • Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium
  • Anastasios Bakasetas has scored 3 goals in his last 3 outings for Trabzonspor
  • I am tipping Trabzonspor to get a crucial win
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Trabzonspor have won nine of their last 10 matches (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 17 Feb 2021
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Istanbul Basaksehir vs Trabzonspor Predictions

Trabzonspor are in superb form, as is attacking midfielder Anastasios Bakasetas. My best bet is an away win with Bakasetas getting among the goals.

  • Istanbul Basaksehir have lost 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Istanbul Basakesehir have seen BTTS Yes in 8 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Trabzonspor have won 9 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Trabzonspor have seen BTTS Yes in 4 of their last 5 away matches (Turkish Super Lig).
  • Trabzonspor’s Anastasios Bakasetas has been the 1st goal scorer in his last 3 matches (Turkish Super Lig).

Head to Head

Trabzonspor hold a narrow 12-8 lead in 29 matches against Istanbul Basaksehir. There have been nine draws.

They last met in the Turkish Super Cup just under a month ago. Trabzonspor won that 2-1 with an 85th winner from Caleb Ekuban.

Istanbul Basaksehir Form

Istanbul Basaksehir is in serious danger of being relegated from the Turkish Super Lig just a year after winning the title. They are currently placed 18th on 24 points from their 24 matches.

This horror run began against Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Cup when Istanbul Basaksehir went down 2-1. Okan Buruk lost his job after this result

That was followed by a humiliating 5-1 home defeat to Hatayspor before losing 3-0 at Galatasaray and 1-0 at home to Fatih Karagumruk. The champions bounced back to beat a weakened Fenerbahce outfit 2-1 in the Turkish Cup after extra time.

In their last match, Istanbul Basaksehir suffered a 2-1 defeat at Goztepe. They were 2-0 down by the time Deniz Turuc pulled one back midway through the second half.

Istanbul Basaksehir Injuries & Team News

Midfielders Mahmut Tekdemir, Guiliano and Danijel Aleksic have all been ruled out of this encounter.

Hasan Ali Kaldirim is the favourite to start at left-back in the absence of Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo.

Edin Visca, Omer Ali Sahiner and Nacer Chadli are also likely to miss out on this match through injury. Junior Caicara has a long-term injury and is not expected back anytime soon.

Trabzonspor Form

Trabzonspor are in great form with seven wins in a row. They are fourth on the Super Lig table, six points off the lead.

The last time Trabzonspor dropped points was in a 1-1 draw at Antalyaspor. Since then they have won 2-1 at Genclerbirligi, beaten Istanbul Basaksehir 2-1 in the Turkish Super Cup and won 2-1 at title chasing Besiktas.

That was followed by a 1-0 home win over Denizlispor before defeating Yeni Malatyaspor 2-0 away. Trabzonspor’s last match saw them win 1-0 at home against Gaziantep. Anastasios Bakasetas scored the first goal in all three of the latter matches.

Trabzonspor Injuries & Team News

Trabzonspor have seen a COVID-19 outbreak in their squad. Three goalkeepers in Ugurcan Cakir, Arda Akbulut and Erce Kardesler are all out with the virus. Kagan Moradoglu is likely to start in goal.

Other players down with illness include right-back Serkan Asan and midfielder Lewis Baker. Abdulkadir Parmak is injured so Flavio will get a start in the engine room.

Winger Anthony Nwakaeme is suspended for this match which should see Yusuf Sari get a start.

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Trabzonspor have won nine of their last 10 matches and are backed to win here again. 

Anastasios Bakasetas is tipped in the anytime and first goal scorer market after hitting the back of the net in his last three matches.

Best Bet: Trabzonspor Win Full Time Result @160.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Anastasios Bakasetas Anytime Goalscorer @230.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
First Goal Scorer: Anastasios Bakasetas First Goalscorer @650.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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