Besiktas vs Akhisarspor
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 12 August 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu, Istanbul.
Besiktas host Akigo in one of the most interesting matches of the opening round in Super Lig on Sunday evening at Vodafone Stadyumu.
Both teams will come into the game high on confidence, The hosts are midway through the UEFA Europa League tie with LASK, while Akhisar head into this with the Super Cup title in the bag after they defeated the likes of Galatasaray on penalties last weekend.
The Black Eagles began the Europa League journey with a demolishing 8-0 on aggregate victory over Faroese B36.
They made it three straight clean sheets on Thursday evening by defeating Austrian LASK 1-0 on front of the home crowd.
It was Ryan Babel who made the difference for the team led by Senol Gunes netting the only goal of the game just six minutes into it.
Besiktas vs Akhisarspor: Head-to-head
- Besiktas won three and drew one of last four meetings with Akigo.
- The Black Eagles took four points from last term outings against Akhisar who’ve failed to score a goal in the process.
- Besiktas won 4, drew 1 and lost 1 of 6 home matches against Akhisarspor.
- Furthermore, the Black Eagles notched two or more goals in four of last five clashes with Akhisar.
Besiktas vs Akhisarspor: Prediction
The visitors are expected to put on a similar display to the one from the Super Cup final against Galatasaray. This implies the park the bus formation with a potential counter-attack strike against a stronger rival.
Knowing that Besiktas were fairly solid at the back in recent Europa League matches and that they did not concede a goal in last two H2H meetings with Akigo, we find the Black Eagles to keep a clean sheet as the best of the betting options at the 2.25 odds here.
The Under 2.5 goals FT also looks attractive at 2.35 as the hosts night struggle to break a stern defense of Safet Susic’s troops who managed to keep things tight at the back against Galata last weekend.
Besiktas vs Akhisarspor: Bet Tips
Besiktas to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 2.35.