Prediction and odds for the game: Trabzonspor (13/10) v Istanbul Basaksehir (2/1)
We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5
When: Sunday 15th March 2020, Kick-off 1 PM
Where: Medical Park Stadyumu
On Sunday afternoon, Trabzonspor host Istanbul Basaksehir, as the top-two teams in the Turkish Super Lig fight it out for supremacy. The home side are currently only ahead of the visitor’s courtesy of superior goal difference.
Huseyin Cimsir’s side are top of the table. However, it is tight at the top, as just four points separate Trabzonspor and fourth-place Sivasspor heading into the final stretch of the Turkish season. It is very much all to play for in the race for the title.
TS are currently on a run of ten league matches without defeat, having recorded an impressive eight wins in the process. They have been prolific in front of goal this season, as no team can better the home sides goal tally of 58 goals.
In former Crystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth, they have the Super Lig’s top scorer. The Norwegian star has found the net 19 times in his 25 appearances in the Turkish top-flight this season.
Trabzonspor have been formidable on home soil of late in the league, winning their last five games, while scoring at least twice in all the victories. Their last six home matches have produced over 2.5 goals.
The visitors have kept pace with the home side, as they trail the leaders by just seven goal difference. Okan Burak’s team are unbeaten in five of their last six Super Lig’s matches, having recorded five wins in the process. Last time out, the Owls recorded a 3-0 win at Goztepe. Their recent matches in the Super Lig have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their last ten league outings.
Former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba has been prolific in the Turkish top-flight, finding the net nine times in his 19 league appearances this season. The Senegalese star has scored four goals in his last five league appearances.
Istanbul Basaksehir have been relatively inconsistent on their travels in the Turkish top-flight. However, the visitors have lost just once in their last 11 away games in the Super Lig.
The visitors have a good recent record against the home team, as they are unbeaten in six games in all competitions against Trabzonspor.
This is a massive game in the race for the Turkish title. There is so little between these teams that a win in this clash could prove to tip the scales in favour of either side. However, we are backing this game to finish in a draw.
The other bet we are recommending is for the league’s top scorer Alexander Sorloth to be an anytime goalscorer, as the Norwegian has been impressive in front of goal.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5 and/or Alexander Sorloth to score anytime at odds of 11/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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