Besiktas vs Goztepe
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 23 August 2019
Kick-off at 18:30 UK / 19:30 CET
Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul).
The runners up of last season, Besiktas, were in for a shock upset in their opening clash with Sivasspor on the road, with the latter slotting three unanswered goals past them to clinch a very resounding victory. The hosts only have themselves to blame for the lopsided scorecard as the squad managed just three feeble shots on target throughout that game.
Their foes Goztepe also got off to a less than impressive start in the new campaign and were at the losing end of a 1-0 scoreline against Antalyaspor at home. The away side were able to work the goalkeeper just once in that clash and ultimately paid the price for their disappointing performance when Angelo netted the only goal of the game.
The home team are more than likely to be the ones turning things around this Friday though, as the squad are sporting a formidable six-match winning streak at the Vodafone Park.
Besiktas vs Goztepe Head to head (h2h)
- Five out of the last six meetings have seen Besiktas bag the victory.
- Their previous encounter finished 1-0 in favor of Besiktas.
- Both teams have kept a clean apiece from their last three clashes.
- Out of their last five matchups, Besiktas have netted ten goals while Goztepe have scored just four.
Besiktas vs Goztepe Prediction
The Black Eagles got off on the wrong foot on the opening day and will be hoping to make amends as soon as possible. The squad were a force to reckon with on home soil last time out and were the second-best home team in the table with just two defeats from seventeen clashes.
Additionally, Besiktas are also unbeaten in their last ten games here. It also needs mentioning that the only victory for Goztepe at this venue came way back in 2002, and have been admitting defeat in their last three visits in a row.
Taking the aforementioned into consideration and the fact that the visitors have come out on top just once in their last five outings, it is fairly evident that Goztepe are in no way ready to take down Besiktas, especially in their own backyard.
Only one out of their last six trips to this venue have seen the away side fail to find the back of the net. Considering that Goztepe did score twice in their last two outings as well, expect goals down each end by the end of the ninety minutes.
Besiktas vs Goztepe Betting tips
Full-time result: Besiktas @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).