Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.00 UK/ 18.00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul).
One of the best matches this weekend has to offer from the Super Lig and may be one of the best matches this season. The attack-hungry Besiktas take on the iron defense of Istanbul Basaksehir.
The top four teams are already confident of playing in Europe the next season and possess no serious risk from the teams below. All that remains to be decided is whether there will be a change in the order of these squads at the top of the table in the next seven match-days.
Basaksehir does have a six-point lead at the top but is taking a trip to take on Besiktas. Galatasaray, who are trying to trump the current league-topper is pitted against a low-lying Fenerbahce. Suffice it to say, many eyes will be on this tie, as two of the best teams in Turkey lock horns.
Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nine of the last thirteen matches at this venue had under 2.5 goals.
- Seven of the last nine meetings at this stadium ended without a definitive result.
- Basaksehir kept clean sheets in the last two overall encounters.
- The last three games produced four goals in total.
Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction
Games between these teams have always been fierce, with either side refusing to budge. A major factor to take into consideration is the monstrous defense of Istanbul Basaksehir, which has conceded a meager 13 goals so far in the league, with every other team letting in at least more than double of that figure.
Again, on the road too, the team has displayed such dominance at the back. With seven goals conceded so far, they can boast of having conceded fewer than half of what any team has let in.
Moreover, both these teams are in the hunt for Europe, and as such will be reluctant to go after risky plays, which might backfire and see them lose the current favorable positions in the table. In addition, most h2h encounters have ended with fewer than three goals. Also, Basaksehir kept clean sheets in both of the last two face-to-face ties.
Expect no more than two goals this Saturday, and count on Basaksehir to withstand the onslaught of the Besiktas frontline at least for the first 45 minutes.
Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips
Under 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1)
Istanbul Basaksehir to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.75 (3/4).