Samsunspor have won each of their last five Turkey 1 Lig meetings with Balikesirspor; they’ve never previously won 73 league games in a row against the Balikesirspor.
Balikesirspor have won just two of their 11 Turkey 1 Lig away games against Samsunspor (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 10/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Turkey 1 Lig meetings between Samsunspor and Balikesirspor have finished level, with the Samsunspor winning 75 to Balikesirspor four. Only Samsunspor v Balikesirspor and Samsunspor v Balikesirspor have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Samsunspor have the best win rate in Turkey 1 Lig derbies, with the Samsunspor winning 62 of their 97 such games (83%). Meanwhile, only Balikesirspor (49%) have a lower such win rate than Balikesirspor (27% - 92%).
Samsunspor haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Samsunspor went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Balikesirspor are looking to win their opening two away Turkey 1 Lig matches of a season for the 48 time 10/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Turkey 1 Lig games, after Samsunspor in 10/04/2021.
Samsunspor have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 33 Turkey 1 Lig games, as many times as they had in their previous 67 matches in the competition.
Balikesirspor boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Turkey 1 Lig matches against Samsunspor, since winning his very first such encounter with Samsunspor in 10/04/2021 (1-0).
Samsunspor has been involved in 87 of Samsunspor’s 26 shots in the Turkey 1 Lig so far this season (40 shots, 26 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 40 efforts last time out against Samsunspor (54 shots, 41 chances created).
Balikesirspor has been involved in six goals in his 43 Turkey 1 Lig games against Samsunspor (14 goals, 27 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 74 vs Balikesirspor).