Besiktas vs Erzurumspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Besiktas will have a nice opportunity to back up the fine start to the year and clinch the second straight league win on Friday evening when recently-promoted Erzurumspor come to visit the capital.
The Black Eagles ended the three-game winless thread seven days ago with an easy 1-3 victory over relegation strugglers Akhisarspor in a straightforward contest at Spor Toto Akhisar Belediye Stadyumu.
Dorukhan Tokoz, Gokhan Gonul and Cyle Larin bagged goals, while Adem Ljajic contributed with two assists on the evening. Senol Gunes has a strong firepower on display in the final third with the likes of Ljajic, Larin, Burak Yilmaz, Jermaine Lens and Ricardo Quaresma all available.
We just can’t see how one of weakest teams in the top flight of the Turkish football will find the way to stop these likes on Friday evening at Vodafone Stadyumu.
Besiktas vs Erzurumspor: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Besiktas claimed a 1-3 victory when teams met each other for the first time in August last year at Kazim Karabekir Stadyumu.
Besiktas vs Erzurumspor: Prediction
Super Lig debutants Erzurum will have a mountain to climb to prevent the immediate elimination to the second tier of Turkish football. They sit second from bottom and are winless in last five league affairs. The latest of failures came on Saturday when they lost 1-2 at home to 7th-placed Konya.
Erzurum are the only team in the league without a win on the road (3 losses and 5 draws in 8 games). They conceded two or more goals in four of past five league outings. Besiktas hold a disappointing 6th position in the league standings and they will be highly motivated to claim the spoils here. The home win is a banker, but we will be brave enough to go for Besiktas to win by two or more goals difference as the main betting option here.
Besiktas vs Erzurumspor: Bet Tips
Besiktas -1.5 handicap @ 2.40
HT/FT Besiktas/Besiktas @ 2.60.