Bursaspor vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 2 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK
Venue: Bursa Buyuksehir Belediye Stadyumu (Bursa).
Besiktas started the year with back-to-back narrow wins over Antalyaspor and Kasimpasa to keep ground on the top three likes in Super Li. Title defense is thus not a mission impossible for the Black eagles, but they just can’t afford any slip-ups since Istanbul Basaksehir are six points clear off them at the top of the standings.
The next obstacle for Senol Gunes and his men comes in the likes of Bursaspor who have opened the year conceding six goals in back-to-back losses to Istanbul Basaksehir and Akanyaspor. The Green Crocodiles have thus fallen into the bottom half of the standings and they’ll face hard time arresting the current slump in the Matchday opener against the reigning champions.
Besiktas may have lost their top scorer Cenk Tosun in January (the Turkish international signed an Everton deal this winter), but they still have a super dangerous attacking line. The Brazilian midfielder Talisca has been the standout performer in two matches in 2018 netting each of Besiktas’ four goals in two mentioned wins.
Talisca should have plenty of room to keep the hot run of form going past the struggling defensive line of Bursa’s here and backing the midfielder to score anytime is certainly one of the standout bets.
Bursaspor vs Besiktas: Head-to-head
Bursaspor used to be a tricky opposition for Besiktas over the course of history.
This has, however, not been the case in the last couple of years since the Black Eagles have won nine on the bounce against the Green Crocodiles.
Besiktas have scored two or more goals in each of last four H2H ties with Bursaspor.
Bursaspor vs Besiktas: Prediction
The hosts have just been too easy to break down lately and we can’t see how they could potentially stop the champions from netting two or more goals on Friday.
The away win can be regarded as a banker bet if we know that Besiktas will be motivated to clinch the spoils in order to stay in touch with the top three likes in Super Lig.
Bursaspor vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
Besiktas to win @ 1.72
Besiktas Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66