Istanbul Basaksehir is not in the best shape for the upcoming match. In the last 5 matchdays Emre Belözoglu’s team was only able to defeat outsider Ankaragucu (1-0) with a slippery result. At the same time, the draw with Sivasspor (1:1) and the defeat with another outsider – Istanbulspor (0:1) once again confirm the loss of form.
It is worth noting that Gray Owls prefer to control their matches by having the ball for longer (11.06 s – 1st place) and combination play. On average, they generate 1.09xg per game, with 0.99xg allowed.
Fenerbahce have more tournament motivation and also outperform their opponent in performance. Jorge Jesus’ team is fighting for the championship with Galatasaray and will try to score as many points as possible in this match.
It is worth noting that the Yellow Canaries will be comfortable resisting the style in which Istanbul Basaksehir prefers to operate. This season, they stand out for their effectiveness in applying high, intense pressure (ppda = 0.8 – 1st place). This allowed Fenerbahçe to score the most goals (7) after regaining possession within 40 meters of the opponent’s goal.
In the first round match, Fenerbahce confidently dealt with Basaksehir (1:0), allowing him to hit his own goal only once. I think the favorite will be stronger in this match.