Basaksehir failed to be more competitive last time out on the road against Goztepe when they suffered a close 2:1 defeat.
The hosts looked sharper with the ball during the first part, taking the lead first in the 24th and doubled it from the penalty in the 54th minute. The visitors did approach the second part with more aggression in their play, reducing to 2:1 in the 59th over Turuc, but despite several more opportunities created as the match moved towards the end, failed to be more concrete at the finishing.
Basaksehir holds relegation leading 18th spot, but they are still in a position to step into the safe zone, which is only a point above.
The hosts will miss injured left-back Bolingoli-Mbombo (6/0), right-back Caicara (5/0), defensive midfielder Tekdemir (20/1), midfielder Chadli (10/1), offensive players Aleksic (17/2), Giuliano (13/2), Visca (15/5), and Ali Sahiner (3/0).
Trabzonspor grabbed the momentum in Super Lig, currently having six consecutive victories behind them, last time against Gaziantep at home with a narrow 1:0 result.
They didn’t hold back from the very start of the match, but it took them a while before they managed to score the only one in this clash, as Bakasetas was effective in the 67th. The visitors looked pretty idealess on how to be more dangerous, especially in the second part, so this victory of the hosts wasn’t that challenging.
Trabzonspor is at 4th place in the general rankings, having six points less than Besiktas and a ticket for the Champions League exit.
The guests won’t count on offensive midfielder Nwakaeme (20/6) due to suspension. Injured are defensive midfielders Parmak (18/0) and Omur (16/1). Out positive should be goalkeepers Cakir (23/0), Kardesler (1/0), right-back Asan (19/1), central-back Majid Hosseini (10/0), and midfielders Baker (20/1) and Omur (16/1).
A chance for both
The outcome of the winner remains quite difficult to be predicted, however, the game itself comes as a great chance for both. Both sides, but also both teams and individuals as they both will miss some important players and it represents a chance for the others to step up and show their best. Trabzonspor should be closer, however, Basaksehir really has no time anymore to stay at the back.