İstanbul and Yeni Malatyaspor measure forces in Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, in a match for the 18th day of the Süper Lig. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, in 18‑08-2019, Yeni Malatyaspor won at home by (3‑0). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 7 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 12-10-2019, ended with the victory of İstanbul by (1‑0). Despite being a match between 2nd and 8th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 5th ranked in home games and the 4th as a visitor.
After 9 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in 2nd place, with 33 points won. In their last match, they won Kasımpaşa at home by (5‑1), after in the previous match they won by (1‑4) outside, in a match against Kayserispor. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last matches he scored 21 goals and suffered 9 at home, against 11 scored and 8 suffered as a visitor. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Kırklarelispor by (1‑1). For the championship, İstanbul conquered 18 points in 27 possible, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in the last 9 games he played in his stadium.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium for 8 games. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (4 in 9 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their home matches, since 9 of the last 9 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 17 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback.
Istanbul Basaksehir has been filling the eyes of fans and management this season so far, as it occupies the second position, with 33 points in 17 games, only 4 points from the leader Sivasspor, which now has 37 points. Fans are elated with the possibility of the team winning an unprecedented title in the Super League. His maximum achievement was two runner-up titles, in the 2016/2017 and 2018/2019 seasons, which shows that lately he is doing excellent campaigns and fighting for the title.
After 6 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses, the visiting team is currently in 8th position, with 24 points won. In their last game, they tied with Gaziantep BB away by (1‑1), after in the previous match they lost at home, in a match against Rizespor, by (0‑2). Interestingly, this is a team that has conquered more positive results outside than in its stadium, since it conquered 13 points as a visitor and only 11 in its stadium. In the last match he played, for the Cup, he lost with Sivass out by (4-0). In his last 9 games as a visitor to the championship, Yeni Malatyaspor records 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so he won 13 points in 27 possible.
For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 6 away matches. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (5 in 8 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 9 of the last 9 matches they played for this competition have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 17 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: he scored 13 of his 24 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
The visiting club continues to make a medium championship in the Super League. He currently occupies the eighth position, with 24 points in 17 games, but this position guarantees him the right to dream of higher flights within the competition, since the distance for the fourth place, the Fenerbahce, is only 7 points. But for that to happen, the team will have to show a lot of resistance and courage in the next rounds, since Turkish giants like Besiktas and Galatasaray are also in the fight to improve their positions in the table.