Bursaspor vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 2 September 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu, Bursa.
Besiktas ruined the perfect beginning to the new Super Lig campaign with a shocking home defeat to Antalyaspor last weekend. The Black Eagles conceded three goals out of nowhere to drop down to fifth place in the league ladder and they’ll be hoping to get back on the winning ways on Sunday evening when they travel to Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu to take on the Green Crocodiles in the last game of the day.
Senol Gunes’ men did bounce back from the mentioned defeat on Thursday when they stormed past Serbian Partizan Belgrade 3-0 at Vodafone Stadyumu to book a place in the Europa League group stage. With that goal achieved, they can now entirely focus on the domestic success for a while and there are no doubts we will see Gunes’ strongest squad possible here against Bursa. This means Alvaro Negredo and Ryan Babel might the opportunity to feature after skipping the mid-week Europa League tie with Partizan.
Bursaspor vs Besiktas: Head-to-head
Besiktas completely dominated this match-up winning 52 and losing just 21 of 112 meetings with the Green Crocodiles.
The Black Eagles were on a streak of nine straight wins over Bursa before teams shared spoils in their previous H2H encounter in early-February this year (a 2-2 draw at Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu).
Both teams were on the scoresheet in four of last five head to head outings.
Bursaspor vs Besiktas: Prediction
A rather complicated schedule at the start of the new season will only be continued for Bursa here. The hosts are still looking for a breakthrough having only claimed two points in three games so far. Samet Aybaba’s main problems are concerned with the lack of the attacking creativity as the Green Crocodiles bagged just two goals in three fixtures.
This will be the music to the ears of Gunes who is hoping to see his men returning on the winning track with a three-pointer against the opposition they’ve defeated as many as nine times in last ten meetings. It is really hard to suggest anything else but the away victory which can be backed at the 1.60 odds here.
Bursaspor vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
Besiktas to win @ 1.60
Besiktas to win & BTTS @ 3.25.