Alanyaspor vs Besiktas
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 23rd January 2017
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Alanya Oba Stadium.
The newly promoted Alanyaspor is one of the teams engaged in a tussle to save relegation in the current Super Lig campaign. They are 14th in the 18-team league table with 4 points separation from the drop zone. The team has managed just 5 wins from their 17 matches this season, losing 9 which constitutes more than half of the games they played so far.
Alanya are coming on the back of consecutive defeat and conceded 8 goals in those matches. The poor defending has been troubling them all season and they are the worst defense in the league after letting in 34 goals so far this season.
Besiktas are second in the league table and are just a point behind surprise league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir. Since the 2-1 away defeat to Kasimpasa on 17th December, Besiktas are unbeaten in 5 matches in all competitions and the last four are wins with clean sheets. Two of which are in Super Lig, the latest a 2-0 away win against a strong Osmanlispor.
While playing away from home, Besiktas had so far failed to deliver results on a consistent basis. Their last 5 away matches witnessed 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. A record that they must improve to strengthen their title chances.
Alanyaspor vs Besiktas: Head-to-head stats
The lone meeting between the two sides was in the current Super Lig season on September 2016. Besiktas thrashed Alanyaspor 4-1 on that occasion with Cenk Tosun scoring twice.
Alanyaspor vs Besiktas: Prediction
There is little doubt that Besiktas are poised to win this one without any big trouble. This is offered at 1.50 odds, which is not bad when considering the weakness of the opposition. Alanyaspor concedes at an average of 2 goals per game and Besiktas are a strong attacking unit. So you can back Besiktas to score 2 or more goals as an alternate bet for this fixture.
Alanyaspor vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
Besiktas to win at 1/2 (1.50)
Over 1.5 team goals for Besiktas at 8/15 (1.53).