Besiktas vs Konyaspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 10 March 2019
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Besiktas will continue their challenging schedule on Sunday evening when they play host to 5th-placed Konyaspor at Vodafone Stadyumu. The Black Eagles played the likes of Fenerbahce and Kayserispor (in-form) in last two games. They offered strong attacking showings in both, but came away with only a single point apiece (a 3-3 draw to Fenerbahce and a 2-2 draw to Kayseri).
Senol Gunes’ men are now five points shy of bitter rivals Galatasaray in the battle for the second place finish and Champions League football next season. We thus don’t even have to mention how huge this tie with Konyaspor is for the hosts who are desperate to claim the victory to try and narrow the gap behind Galata in second.
Besiktas vs Konyaspor: Head-to-head
Konya proved out to be a tricky opposition to the Black Eagles in last two games, each of which ended in draws.
However, Besiktas were the dominant force in the history of H2H matches in their own backyard where they won 14, drew 2 and lost 5 of 21 against Anatolian Eagle.
Both teams scored in six of past seven head to head fixtures.
Besiktas vs Konyaspor: Prediction
Konya were one of the most pleasant surprises in the first half of the season, but they failed to keep up to such fine form after the winter break. They are winless in last five league outings, four of which ended in low-scoring draws. Scoring goals was a huge issue for Anatolian Eagle lately.
To make things worse, their talisman Adis Jahovic was sent off in a 0-1 home defeat to Kayserispor which is why he skipped the previous round 1-1 draw against relegation strugglers Goztepe.
Besiktas simply need to take advantage of Konya’s slide in form to gain a highly-important victory here. We will back the Black Eagles to come on top as the safest pick of the Matchday in Super Lig.
Besiktas vs Konyaspor: Bet Tips
Besiktas to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
HT/FT Besiktas/Besiktas @ 2.40 (7/5).