Istanbulspor vs Gaziantep FK Match Analysis & Prediction
09/01/2023 8:00 pm
Istanbulspor will be looking to move off the bottom of the Super Lig standings when they play host to Gaziantep FK on Monday.
While the hosts find themselves five points adrift of safety, Gaziantep are two points above the bottom four and have the mid-table spots in their sights.
Although Istanbulspor have enjoyed a bright start following their promotion to the top flight, they have now lost eight of their last nine matches, the only victory during that period coming 2-0 over Kasimpasa on December 28.
Their heaviest defea of the season was posted in their last game, Adana Demirspor beating them 6-0 after scoring five times after the break.
However, Fatih Tekke’s side have the chance to move to within four points of their 13th-placed opponents ahead of a huge showdown with Umraniyespor, a team locked on the same points, in their following game.
Just one point in 12 matches leaves Gaziantep as one of the more out-of-form teams in the division and on the brink of becoming involved in a relegation battle.
However, a 1-1 draw with Istanbul Basaksehir last time out was a step in the right direction, a result that came shortly after holding Besiktas by the same scoreline on Christmas Day.
While Erol Bulut’s side have failed to keep a clean sheet in six matches, they have also scored in their most recent five games, their last four goals coming in the second halvess of contests.
Istanbulspor vs. Gaziantep FK Head to head
In the previous 12 meetings between these two teams, Istanbulspor have claimed five victories while Gaziantep have won four, and they have drawn in three. Gaziantep have scored 20 goals and conceded 16 in the process.
18/02/2018Gaziantep FK2Istanbulspor01. Lig
19/08/2018Gaziantep FK1Istanbulspor11. Lig
26/01/2019Istanbulspor2Gaziantep FK21. Lig
02/08/2019Gaziantep FK2Istanbulspor1Club Friendlies
10/07/2021Gaziantep FK3Istanbulspor2Club Friendlies
Istanbulspor Team News
Eduard Rroca will miss out for Istanbulspor after picking up a fourth yellow card in the defeat to Adana Demispor.
Aldin Cajic may come in for his first start of the season, while Mehmet Yesil could come into the sentre of defence and Jetmir Topali an option on the right flank.
Istanbulspor's Last 5 Matches
05/01/2023Adana Demirspor6Istanbulspor0Super Lig
Gaziantep FK Team News
Gaziantep will be without Alexandru Maxim, who also picked up a fourth yellow card of the season in the most recent game.
Lazar Markovic is also absent for the same reason, and a recall for Furkan Soyalp and the introduction of winger Angelo Sagal may be the only changes.
Gaziantep FK's Last 5 Matches
14/12/2022Gaziantep FK1Hatayspor2Club Friendlies
25/12/2022Gaziantep FK1Besiktas1Super Lig
29/12/2022Giresunspor2Gaziantep FK1Super Lig
05/01/2023Gaziantep FK1Istanbul Basaksehir1Super Lig
Istanbulspor vs. Gaziantep FK: Odds and Predictions
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