Gaziantep FK vs Istanbul Basaksehir Match Analysis & Prediction
05/01/2023 5:00 pm
Winless in five straight Turkish Super Lig matches, Gaziantep FK will be looking to end their run of poor form when the host Istanbul Basaksehir at Gaziantep Stadyumu on Thursday.
Gaziantep’s last win in the Super Lig came against Konyaspor in October, and they hope they will be able to claim a victory at some point before they face those opponents again in the cup in a few weeks.
It is in the cup campaign where they have reserved their good form, as their last three victories all came on a cup run which has seen them now reach the last 16.
A draw with Besiktas on their return to action after the World Cup break was a positive result, but Gaziantep would have been disappointed given they were four minutes away from three crucial points.
They followed that up by losing in disappointing circumstances to fellow mid-table side Giresunspor last time out, as Riad Bajic’s 95th-minute goal condemned them to defeat.
Meanwhile, Basaksehir have different matters to attend to, as they look set to be involved in another title challenge while also on a European adventure.
Three victories from three since the return of club football was much needed given that they went into the break off the back of a surprise 7-0 home defeat to Galatasaray.
Basaksehir had the best defensive record in the league before the setback, and unsurprisingly no longer do, but they have suddenly been able to find their shooting boots, scoring eight in those three wins.
Thursday’s visitors are now three points off Galatasaray, and the league leaders are the only side in the division who have picked up more points than Basaksehir in the last five matches.
Gaziantep FK vs. Istanbul Basaksehir Head to head
Basaksehir have dominated in the previous 20 meetings between these two teams, claiming 11 victories while Gaziantep have won four, and they have drawn in five. Basaksehir have scored 36 goals and conceded 20 in the process.
02/03/2020Istanbul Basaksehir3Gaziantep FK1Super Lig
13/12/2020Istanbulspor Basaksehir1Gaziantep FK2Super Lig
08/04/2021Gaziantep FK2Istanbul Basaksehir0Super Lig
22/09/2021Gaziantep FK1Istanbul Basaksehir0Super Lig
12/02/2022Istanbul Basaksehir2Gaziantep FK0Super Lig
Gaziantep FK Team News
Abdulkadir Parmak is the only known injury concern for Gaziantep ahead of kickoff, but he is edging close to a return after missing their post-World Cup matches.
Valmir Veliu came in for their game at Giresunspor and scored, so he should keep his place in the squad on the wing.
Gaziantep FK 's Last 5 Matches
10/12/2022Konyaspor0Gaziantep FK1Club Friendlies
14/12/2022Gaziantep FK1Hatayspor2Club Friendlies
25/12/2022Gaziantep FK1Besiktas1Super Lig
29/12/2022Giresunspor2Gaziantep FK1Super Lig
Istanbul Basaksehir Team News
Mesut Ozil continues to miss out with a back injury for Basaksehir, but Lucas Biglia could be close to a return after going off injured against Goztepe in the cup two weeks ago.
Five of the players who started against Galatasaray have not started any of their matches since, with Hasan Ali Kaldirim, Muhammed Sengezer and Junior Caicara all not featuring at all.
Istanbul Basaksehir's Last 5 Matches
10/12/2022Istanbul Basaksehir2Westerlo1Club Friendlies
13/12/2022Istanbul Basaksehir2Toulouse2Club Friendlies
23/12/2022Umraniyespor1Istanbul Basaksehir3Super Lig
27/12/2022Istanbul Basaksehir2Antalyaspor0Super Lig
Gaziantep FK vs. Istanbul Basaksehir: Odds and Predictions
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