Besiktas vs Goztepe
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Beisktas were extremely lucky to pick up the spoils last weekend when Shinji Kagawa bagged the 93rd-minute winner against Konyaspor as crowed at Vodafone Stadyumu went wild.
The Black Eagles thus kept the push for the second-placed Galatasaray in the battle for the Champions League football next season.
Their fierce Istanbul enemies are five points away at the moment, but there is plenty to go and Turkish heavyweights have been prone to slip-ups throughout the entire campaign.
The Black Eagles invested a lot of money in their squad this season. The head coach Senol Gunes has some high-profile players in his ranks. These include Adem Ljajic, Cyle Larin, Shinji Kagawa, Ricardo Quaresma and Jermaine Lens.
The hosts will no doubts be highly motivated to make it back-to-back wins and continue with the pressure on second-placed Galatasaray with a victory over relegation threatened Goztepe on Saturday afternoon.
Besiktas vs Goztepe: Head-to-head
Besiktas were the dominant force on the history of this match-up against Goz Goz.
The Black Eagles won four in a row against Goztepe before suffering a 2-0 defeat in this term of Super Lig in mid-October last year.
Besiktas won 21, drew 10 and lost just 3 of 34 ties against Goztepe in front of the home fans.
Besiktas vs Goztepe: Prediction
The visitors are also in desperate need for points here. They sit third from bottom and are one point shy of the safe zone after a thread of four successive league games without a victory.
Goztepe found it tough to score lately as they bagged only one goal in last three matches across competitions. They struggled badly on the road ever since the season began. The team has a poor record of 2 wins, 1 draw and 10 losses in 13 away fixtures so far in the season.
Based on everything written above, it is really hard to imagine anything other but the comprehensive home victory as the outcome here.
Besiktas vs Goztepe: Bet Tips
Besiktas to win @ 1.44 (4/9)
Besiktas to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.20 (6/5).