Besiktas vs Kayserispor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: 6 August 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Vodafone Park (Istanbul).
Besiktas will try and forget the last season as soon as possible because the sixth-place finish did not even secure them a place in European competitions this season.
The Black Eagles will start the 2022/23 Super Lig campaign in a completely different mood, aiming to open the new chapter.
Besiktas made numerous changes to the squad in between the two seasons. On paper, they look incomparably stronger with some high-profile signings, namely those from the English Premier League clubs.
The Black Eagles have thus managed to acquire Everton’s Cenk Tosun, Wolves’ Romain Saiss, Burnley’s Wout Weghorst, and West Ham’s Arthur Masuaku.
The list of acquisitions also includes super-talented Gedson Fernandes from Benfica, as well as Valentin Rosier, Jackson Muleka, Emrecan Uzunhan, etc.
Besiktas also had a very strong pre-season schedule with the clashes against the likes of Mainz, Wolves, Alaves, and Sampdoria.
They played a 1-1 draw with Italian Serie A outfit Sampdoria in the final pre-season check seven days ago.
On the other side, Kayserispor look weaker than last season when they finished in the bottom half of the Super Lig standings.
The visitors look destined for the relegation scrap this time around. They did manage to snatch wins over Alanyaspor and Yeni Malatyaspor in the recent exhibitions, but they will count for little when they run into the new Besiktas side on the opening day at Vodafone Park in Istanbul.
Besiktas vs Kayserispor Head-to-head
- The teams have two wins apiece in the previous four head to head encounters.
- Four of their last five H2H matches saw the Over 2.5 goals FT & Both Teams To Score option coming in.
- Besiktas have 14 wins, 3 draws, and only 4 defeats in the last 21 home outings against Kayserispor.
Besiktas vs Kayserispor Prediction
Kayserispor have generally offered much weaker performances on travels than at home last season. They won only 2 of 19 league games away from home in the previous term of Super Lig.
We can hardly see any other scenario but a convincing victory for the hosts here. You can back Besiktas to win by two or more goals difference at the odds of 2.35.
Besiktas vs Kayserispor Betting Tips
Besiktas to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.35
HT/FT Besiktas/Besiktas @ 2.30 odd.