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Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions

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  • Vodafone Arena
Istanbul Basaksehir

Both Teams To Score

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Draw 1-1

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Tip Reasoning

  • Both teams scored in each of the last six H2H meetings at Besiktas.
  • Both teams scored in over half of both sides’ league games (56%).
  • Both sides average around one goal conceded per match on average in home/away games, respectively.

A young rivalry recommences

Istanbul awaits as Monday evening sees city rivals Besiktas and Basaksehir come head to head in a clash that could prove pivotal to the top-four race. Besiktas are unbeaten in eight Super Lig matches, but the form book often goes out of the window in these intense derby games.

Meanwhile, Basaksehir’s four-game winning run and subsequently their top-four hopes took a hit with a shock 2-1 defeat to Karagumruk last time out.

However, Basaksehir have achieved a top-four position in all six full seasons since their 2013/14 promotion campaign, suggesting they will do anything to maintain their push.

Service could come at a premium at Vodafone Park

On the raw stats, this has all the hallmarks of a low-scoring game; Besiktas are on a run of three home clean sheets while each of Basaksehir’s last six away league games produced under 2.5 total goals.

Even so, the recent history of this derby suggests that both teams could indeed get on the scoresheet, both sides scored in the last six meetings at this venue while those games produced an average of three goals per-game within the regulation 90 minutes.

As such, I predict that both teams will score in this game to buck some recent trends. However, I do think this could be cagey given what is at stake, hence the conservative correct score pick of a 1-1 draw.

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