Kick-off: 1600, 22/03/2020
Stadium: Fatih Terim Stadium
Title-chasing Basaksehir will find themselves top of the table for the first time this season if they better Trabzonspor’s result this weekend and their form suggests they will fulfil their part of the bargain.
The Owls have won eight of their last 12 matches and their home record is excellent (W9 D3 L1), although 10 of those games produced goals at both ends.
The sixth-placed visitors have won just one of their last six and have not beaten any of the top-five sides this season, so a home win and both teams to score at 13/5 is our opening Basaksehir vs Alanyaspor prediction.
A Look At Basaksehir’s Betting Odds
Basaksehir have fallen just short of capturing a maiden Super Lig title in the last three seasons, but head coach Okan Buruk has got the players believing this could be their year.
Demba Ba and Enzo Crivelli have been sharing the goals this season with 10 apiece, but perhaps the key man has been midfielder Edin Visca, who has eight and provided a league-leading nine assists.
Basaksehir are level on points with leaders Trabzonspor, so their motivation could not be any higher ahead of the clash with Alanyaspor, who topped the table themselves in the first week of November.
The hosts have won their last five home games in Super Lig and seven in all competitions if we throw in the Europa League, but they have been drawing at the break in their previous three outings at the Fatih Terim Stadium.
It’s been all square after 45 minutes in two of their three home clashes with top-five sides and they were losing against Sivasspor before Visca came to the rescue shortly after the restart.
With that in mind, the hosts to be drawing at half-time and then win catches the eye at 18/5 as the next of our Basaksehir vs Alanyaspor betting tips.
A Look At Alanyaspor’s Betting Odds
Alanyaspor ended a five-match winless run last weekend when former Tottenham and QPR defender Steven Caulker scored the only goal against Gazisehir.
Erol Bulot’s side are now six points adrift of fourth-placed Sivasspor, so they remain in the hunt for a European spot with eight games remaining but cannot afford too many slip-ups as the season reaches its climax.
Of concern, will be the fact they have only taken two points from sides in the top five this season, one of which came in a goalless draw with Basaksehir, and they failed to score in any of their four away games against elite teams.
However, in an empty stadium, we suspect their players may be more adventurous, especially with a six-point gap to make up.
Ultimately, the hosts have a better squad, though, so our final tip from the Basaksehir vs Alanyaspor odds is 13/1 for a 3-1 home victory in the correct score market.
Trabzonspor 1-1 BASAKSEHIR – Demba Ba
ALANYASPOR 1-0 Gazisehir – Steven Caulker
Head-to-head: Alanyaspor 0-0 Basaksehir, Basaksehir 1-1 Alanyaspor, Alanyaspor 1-1 Basaksehir, Alanyaspor 4-1 Basaksehir, Basaksehir 2-1 Alanyaspor
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