Besiktas vs Gaziantepspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday 24th December, 2016
Kick-off: 16:00 UK
Venue: Vodafone Arena, Istanbul.
Besiktas are having the imperative to claim three points on home court against one of the weakest sides in the league and save the second position in Super Lig before the winter break. The hosts have had a rather turbulent season being on the brink of qualifying for the knockout stage of Champions League, but Senol Gunes’ men produced the worst display of the campaign in the very last match suffering a disaster against Dynamo Kyiv. Besiktas are entering the match with two defeats on the bounce since they lost the least league fixture to Kasimpasa with 2-0 and failed to beat Boluspor in the cup match in midweek.
However, Gunes can be proud on the home form since Besiktas have won five and drawn two at Vodafone Arena so far in the season! The Turkish national team striker Cenk Tosun is playing the best season of his life, having bagged the total of 10 goals in Super Lig. He is red-hot recently, packing three in last two games vs Bursaspor and Kasimpasa.
Gaziantepspor will end the year in the danger zone since it is really hard to believe that they can produce an upset and claim three points at Vodafone Arena on Saturday afternoon. The team led by Ibrahim Uzulmez is experiencing the most difficult times in a while. They have lost six in a row conceding as many as five goals to Galatasaray and Rizespor in last two fixtures.
Besiktas vs Gaziantepspor: Head-to-Head Stats
Besiktas are obviously much better in head to head stats winning 24 out of 49 matches, while Gaziantep have no more than eight victories in total. The team from the capital was especially dominant in the last term of Super LIg, when they took two commanding 4 – 0 wins over Gaziantep. The visitors have taken their last win back in September 2012.
Besiktas vs Gaziantepspor: Prediction
This will be a one-way street from the very first whistle and we can expect Besiktas to go all-out attack from the start of the match to secure the victory and three points as soon as possible. The number one betting prediction will be HT/FT Besiktas/Besiktas at 8/13, while you can also back Cenk Tosun to score anytime at 4/5.
Besiktas vs Gaziantepspor: Betting Tips
HT/FT Besiktas/Besiktas 7/10 (1.70)
Cenk Tosun to score anytime 4/5 (1.80).