Fenerbahce vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 22 December 2019
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Ülker Stadyumu (Istanbul).
Both these teams lost their respective league games the previous game week, and have hampered their chances to get into the top tier. Likely, either will want to make amends for it, and a fierce encounter is on the cards.
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, spoils were shared with a 3-3 scoreline.
- 19 of the previous 26 wins went to Fenerbahce.
- Six of the last seven matches had goals from both teams.
- 12 of the preceding 14 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas Prediction
Fenerbahce had lost to toppers Sivasspor in their latest league game. The former were on the road, and simply had no solution to put an end to the winning streak of the leaders. However, they did get back to winning ways with a win in the Turkish Cup.
In the meantime, Besiktas lost at home the previous game week in the Super Lig, to Yeni Malatyaspor. The score was 0-2, and both the goals came after 85th minute. After the painful loss, they also were defeated in the Cup competition by 24 Erzincanspor.
As things stand, Fenerbahce hold the upper hand here. The reasons are manifold.
The primary supporting argument is their home advantage. Since January, the team has lost just once at home, giving rise to a record of 21 unbeaten games at home from 22 attempts. They are also on a four-game winning streak here, which saw them score 17 goals from their last four appearances here.
Going on, they have also scored two or more goals in front of the home crowd in 11 of their last 13 fixtures, and conceded just two in total from their last two games here.
On the other hand, Besiktas are on a three-match losing run in all competitions, and have recorded a combined scoreline of 0-8 from these matches. On the road, they lost nine of their previous fourteen fixtures, and conceded twice or more in ten of their prior fourteen trips.
Most importantly, Fenerbahce have dominated this opponent in h2h clashes for quite a long time. In fact, they registered 19 of the last 26 such wins, and 12 of the prior 14 at this venue.
In addition, the last official win for Besiktas at this venue came back in 2009, and before that in 2005.The visitors also could score a total of two goals from their previous six visits, while Fener scored twice or more in seven of the preceding eleven h2h meetings here.
Taking into consideration these observations, rightfully expect the hosts Fenerbahce to emerge victorious this Sunday.
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas Betting Tips
Fenerbahce 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Win Either Half: Fenerbahce @ 1.60 (3/5).