Konyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Monday, 15 August 2022
Kick-off at 17:15 UK/ 18:15 CET
Venue: Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium.
Both konyaspor and Istanbul Basaksehir had secured top-tier finishes in the Turkish top flight the last season and are counted amongst the best in the country as well.
Going on both teams have been finding the back of the net in plenty lately and had done so in their respective previous campaigns as well.
Konyaspor had finished 3rd in the league table the last season and they had scored just 3 goals fewer than the champions. It also deserves to be mentioned that they had missed out on a second-place finish by a margin of just 5 points.
Meanwhile, Basaksehir had finished 4th in the table and were trailing just 3 points below their counterparts for the day. Defense was their hallmark throughout the stretch.
Going on, goals have come in plenty between these 2 teams whenever they have locked horns in the past and particularly so at this ground.
Taking into account these observations, it is expected that we are about to witness a high-scoring thriller between the 2 squads this Monday.
Konyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head (h2h)
- 6 of the past 7 encounters had goals from both teams.
- 4 of the last 6 meetings had three or more goals.
- The last 3 clashes at this stadium had three or more goals.
- The latest match-up at this ground had finished in a 2-1 win for Konyaspor.
Konyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction & Analysis
Konyaspor were unbeaten in 8 of their past 10 overall fixtures and they had scored 2 or more goals in 3 of their past 5 games as well.
Do also note that they have lost a total of just 3 times in front of their home crowd since August of previous year, and in the process they had gone on 2 separate 3-game winning streaks as well as another 4-fixture winning stretch.
On the other hand, Basaksehir are on a 4-match winning streak and they had scored a total of 10 goals from their past 3 games combined. It is also impressive that they are currently on a 16-fixture unbeaten run.
Considering these observations, expect a high scoring affair between the 2 teams this Monday.
Konyaspor will be hoping for a better result following the 2-4 Conference League Qualifiers defeat last time out to FC Vaduz.
For Konyaspor, the goals were scored by Guilherme Sityá (18′) and Amir Hadžiahmetović (90′). Franklin Sasere (28′), Manuel Sutter (31′), Tunahan Çiçek (67′) and Cédric Gasser (89′) scored for FC Vaduz.
İlhan Palut’s Konyaspor have celebrated scoring 9 times in their preceding six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 6.
İstanbul Başakşehir will go into the encounter after a 3-0 Conference League Qualifiers win over Breiðablik in their last fixture.
For İstanbul Başakşehir, the scorers were Stefano Okaka (44′), Ahmed Touba (74′) and Danijel Aleksić (84′).
Over the course of their last six outings, İstanbul Başakşehir have amassed the sum of 15 goals. İstanbul Başakşehir have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they have seen 3 goals go into their own net.
Going into this encounter, İstanbul Başakşehir are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
🤜🤛 Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 16/12/2019, there has been little between the sides with Konyaspor winning 2 of those games, İstanbul Başakşehir 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
An aggregate of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Konyaspor and 10 created by Belediye. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was Super Lig match day 21 on 22/02/2022 when the final score was İstanbul Başakşehir 2-1 Konyaspor.
That time, İstanbul Başakşehir had 45% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Their only player to score was Fredrik Gulbrandsen (49′).
Konyaspor had 12 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Zymer Bytyqi (37′) and Musa Çağıran (62′ Own goal) scored.
The match was refereed by Saperbaris Saka.
🗞️ Team News: Konyaspor
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Konyaspor boss İlhan Palut to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Ogulcan Ülgün (Torn Meniscus) will miss out. Adem Eren Kabak cannot play in this game through suspension.
It seems likely that Konyaspor will possibly employ a 4-1-4-1 system for the game, beginning the first half with Ibrahim Sehic, Ahmet Oguz, Adil Demirbag, Francisco Calvo, Guilherme Haubert, Amir Hadziahmetovic, Konrad Michalak, Soner Dikmen, Amar Rahmanovic, Zymer Bytyqi and Sokol Cikalleshi.
📰 Team News: İstanbul Başakşehir
With a fully healthy squad available for selection, the İstanbul Başakşehir boss Emre Belözoğlu doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
There’s a good chance that Belediye seem likely to utilise a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Volkan Babacan, Junior Caicara, Léo Duarte, Y. Ndayishimiye, Lucas Lima, Mahmut Tekdemir, Lucas Biglia, Danijel Aleksic, Serdar Gurler, Patryk Szysz and Mounir Chouiar.
Looking at these two, we feel that İstanbul Başakşehir and Konyaspor are both capable of scoring here.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. We’re therefore predicting a close game with a 1-1 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
Tips for Konyaspor vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.90.