Besiktas vs Trabzonspor
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Vodafone Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Besiktas and Trabzonspor are lock on 25 points coming into their Matchday No 16 derby on Sunday evening at Vodafone Stadyumu. Both teams have been flying high of late and will enter this high on confidence meaning we could be in for a true spectacle in the Turkish capital.
The Black Eagles made a slower kick off to the new campaign, but they returned into the title contest after a thread of four wins and a draw in last five games across competitions. They still trail loads (eight points) to leaders Istanbul Basaksehir, but are just one point shy of the second-placed Kasimpasa and Antalyaspor.
Senol Gunes’ men, however, disappointed last weekend when they could not break the deadlock past the bottom-half Alanyaspor side. A goalless draw at Bahcesehir Ojullan Stadxyumu ended their four-win run. Can they return to winning ways here against in-form Trabzon?
Besiktas vs Trabzonspor: Head-to-head
Besiktas only lead the head to head tie by five wins in a long history of H2H games with Karadeniz Firtinasi.
Nonetheless, the Black Eagles were the dominant force in matches with Trabzon in past couple of years.
Besiktas won four and drew one of past five encounters with Karadeniz Firtinasi netting two or more goals in each of games along the way.
Besiktas vs Trabzonspor: Prediction
The visitors won three in a row in Super Lig. They bagged seven goals, conceding just one in the process. The run started with a 2-1 victory over Fenerbahce as Unal Karaman’s troops backed it up with easy straightforward wins over Kayseri and Konya in last two rounds.
As both sides will enter the game in high spirits, we find the BTTS as the best betting option at the 1.66 odds here. After all, we do expect goals knowing that four of past six H2H affairs saw goals at both ends as well as three or more goals scored.
Besiktas vs Trabzonspor: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.66 (4/6)
Besiktas Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).