Besiktas vs Sivasspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu, Istanbul.
Last term’s champions enter the final gameweek hoping for the miracle as they need both Fenerbahce and Istanbul Basaksehir not to win their respective last round fixtures in order to secure the runners-up position and book a place in the Champions League next year.
They host Sivasspor on Saturday afternoon at Vodafone Stadyumu. Yigidos have already played a big role in the battle for the title and the top-two finish as they shockingly held the likes of Basaksehir to a 1-1 draw two weeks ago away in Istanbul. Siva made it four straight games without a loss in the competition when they disappointingly only shared spoils in a 2-2 draw at home to Alanyaspor six days ago.
Besiktas vs Sivasspor: Head-to-head
- Sivasspor have always been a tricky opposition to Besiktas.
- Teams have four wins apiece ahead of the 12th head to head clash in Istanbul.
- Yigidos stunned the Black Eagles 2-1 when the teams played each other in December 2017.
- Besiktas had won four on the bounce against Sivasspor before the mentioned loss in this term of Super Lig.
Besiktas vs Sivasspor: Prediction
The visitors will be a tough nut to crack for Besiktas who have been struggling with the right form recently. The struggles can be connected to the list of sidelined players as Senol Gunes can’t count on the likes of Alvaro Negredo, Ricardo Quaresma, Caner Erkin, Adriano and Tolgay Arslan, while Pepe’s appearance on Saturday is in huge doubts due to his physical condition.
It was Wagner Love who bagged the match-winner last weekend away at Osmanlispor (2-3) and he is expected to lead the line here for the hosts, together with the likes of Talisca and Ryan Babel up front. As the odds offered for the home win provide super low value, we’ll rather back Sivasspor not to lose by two or more goals at the odds of 2.45 as the main betting option here. You can also try with the draw or Sivasspor double chance at the half time at the sky-high 2.50 odds.
Besiktas vs Sivasspor: Bet Tips
- Sivasspor +1.5 handicap @ 2.40
- Sivasspor or Draw Double Chance in the first half @ 2.50.