Besiktas vs Kayserispor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Monday, 7 May 2018
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu, Istanbul.
Besiktas’ title defense quest suffered a huge hit last weekend when the Black Eagles fell 2-0 to Galatasaray in the huge Istanbul derby. Senol Gunes and his men now sit fourth in the league ladder with a four-point deficit to the likes of Galata and Istanbul Basaksehir at top two positions.
Nevertheless, Besiktas can still join the battle for the second place finish and book a spot in the Champions League playoffs after Istanbul’s slip-up in Friday’s home clash with Sivasspor. A win here would bring the defending champions only a single point below the second place with two games left to play and there are no doubts the hosts will be highly motivated to rebound from the loss to Galata and to get a result against the eighth-placed Kayseri.
The visitors will likely finish the season in the top half of the standings, but they ruined all the good work they had done previously in the season with the streak of five losses in last six league matches.
Besiktas vs Kayserispor: Head-to-head
Interestingly, Kayseri held Besiktas to a draw in each of last three head to head matches.
All of last four H2H games saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Overall, Besiktas were much better in clashes in the capital where they won 10 and lost just 2 of 15 against Kayserispor.
Besiktas vs Kayserispor: Prediction
The team led by Marius Sumudica has been just way too easy to break down recently. Kayseri shipped as many as 17 goals in last six league matches (almost three per game) which is a bit too many, particularly if we know they are now up against one of the most talented attacking sides in the competition.
Such a dreadful form of Kayseri’s will certainly be the music to the ears of the likes of Talisca and Ryan Babel who have been the standout performers for the Black Eagles so far in the season. We’ll back the hosts to win by two or more goals at the 1.55 odds, while you can also take the hosts to net three or more goals at 1.72.
Besiktas vs Kayserispor: Bet Tips
Besiktas -1.5 handicap @ 1.55
Besiktas Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 1.72.