Besiktas vs Genclerbirligi
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 27 December 2019
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul).
After back-to-back losses in the league, Besiktas will be adamant about getting back to their winning ways this Friday. Considering that they have the home advantage, and are taking on a recently-promoted Genclerbirligi, chances are pretty high for a Besiktas victory.
Besiktas vs Genclerbirligi Head-to-head (h2h)
- Besiktas are on a three-match winning run.
- 22 of the former 26 wins went to Besiktas.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a five-game winning run.
- It’s been 19 years since Genclerbirligi have last won at this venue.
Besiktas vs Genclerbirligi Prediction
Besiktas were on the road the last match-day, and had locked horns with Fenerbahce. The dismal run of the former continued as they were defeated 3-1 by the hosts.
Meanwhile, Genclerbirligi almost inflicted a surprising loss over current toppers Sivasspor, the previous gameweek. They were leading 2-1 at home even late into the game. But Sivasspor managed to fire in the equalizer in the 90+6th minute to keep their unbeaten run going on.
This Friday, the upper hand goes clearly to Besiktas. They have been one of the best teams in the league for many years, and have the home advantage as well. On the other hand, their counterparts just gained promotion to the top flight this summer, and on top of that, have to deal with the away handicap as well.
Going on, Besiktas won five of their last six home fixtures, and scored two or more goals in three of the former home games. They had also won six of their previous ten match-ups, that too in a row.
On the other hand, Genclerbirligi were winless in 13 of their previous 18 overall games, and in five of their last seven on the road.
Most importantly, in h2h clashes, Besiktas have maintained clear authority over the years. They are on a three-game winning run against this opponent, and recorded 22 of the prior 26 wins. At home, they won the last five h2h encounters on the trot, and 12 of the previous 14 clashes.
Do note that, the last victory that Genclerbirligi could record at this venue was back in 2000, and they had also failed to score in three of their previous four visits to this stadium.
As such, rightfully expect Besiktas to deliver a win this Friday.
However, do note that the hosts Besiktas are on a four-match losing run at present, and they have conceded two or more goals in the last five games.
On the contrary, Genclerbirligi have scored two or more goals in their previous five overall fixtures, and in six of their last nine on the road. Importantly, only once in the whole of 2019 have they failed to find the back of the net away from home, and not even once in 2019-20.
Most importantly, just the last match-day, against one of the best defenses in the country (Sivasspor), Genclerbirligi had scored two goals, and even secured a draw.
Likely, the scope for BTTS is very high this weekend in the Super Lig.
Besiktas vs Genclerbirligi Betting Tips
To Win: Besiktas @ 1.44 (4/9)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.67 (2/3).