İstanbul Başakşehir – Konyaspor
İstanbul Başakşehir faces Konyaspor in the final match for the Turkish Cup. The game is going to be played at Yeni Eskişehir Stadyumu in the city of Eskisehir.
İstanbul Başakşehir enjoyed a really strong season in the Super Lig. They finished second in the league standings, just behind the champion Besiktas. Although they didn’t succeed in winning the title, they are going to enjoy a qualification for the Champions League.
Konyaspor on the other hand finished 10th in the league, but now they will have the chance to win the Cup.
Both clubs have never won the Turkish Cup, so on Wednesday night they will have the chance to do it for a first time in their history.
In terms of current form, İstanbul Başakşehir are looking like the much more confident team. They won four of their last five matches in the Super Lig, losing points only during the draw against Trabzonspor.
As for Konyaspor, they have won only one of their last five matches – against Karabukspor. They lost three times in the last few weeks, which is not a sign of a good form at the moment.
These two teams met two times in the Super Lig this season. The first game between them ended with a 1-1 draw, but in March İstanbul Başakşehir won its visit to Konyaspor with 3-0.
There’s no doubt that İstanbul Başakşehir are the huge favourite to win this game. They performed amazingly good in the Super Lig this season and also eliminated Fenerbahce from the Turkish Cup during the 1/2-finals. They have really experienced players like Alexandru Epureanu, Emre, Samuel Holmen and of course – Emmanuel Abebayor.
But this is a final, so nothing is certain. In a direct clash for a trophy everything could happen, so don’t write off Konyaspor too easily.