Fenerbahce vs Besiktas
Turkey – Cup
Date: Thursday, 19 April 2018
Kick-Off at 18:30 UK
Venue: Ulker Stadyumu Fenerbahce Sukri Saracoglu Spor Kompleksi (Istanbul).
The second and the final episode of the mouth-watering semifinal tie in this term of Turkish Cup is set to be played on Thursday evening. Istanbul giants Fenerbahce and Besiktas drew 2-2 in the first match played seven weeks ago at Vodafone Stadyumu.
Such result puts the Yellow Canaries ahead before the rematch at their Sukru Saracoglu Stadyumu, but the tie is obviously anything but over. Both teams will head into this in fantastic form as they got themselves involved in the battle for the league title as well. The reigning Super Lig champions Besiktas climbed up to the second place with just a single point deficit to Galatasaray at the top, while Fener are just two points away in fourth after a streak of three straight wins in the league.
Both sides were super prolific in the final third lately and we would not be surprised to witness another high-scoring scenario when they are to lock horns on Thursday.
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas: Head-to-head
Besiktas lead the head to head tie by six wins ahead of 282nd meeting with their bitter rivals.
Each of last four derbies saw both teams on the scoresheet.
Fenerbahce won three and drew one of last four home outings against the Black Eagles.
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas: Prediction
Both Aykut Kocaman and Senol Gunes have a super strong firepower on display and we would really be surprised not to see goals at both ends here. Fener notched nine in three consecutive wins over Kayserispor, Osmanlispor and Sivasspor. Brazilian midfielder Giuliano has been the standout performer throughout the season and he is the one to keep an eye on here.
Besiktas also bagged nine in last three wins. They look to have more of a width up front with the likes of Ryan Babel, Talisca and Alvaro Negredo all enjoying a phenomenal from of late. Babel was the one who inspired the Friday’s 0-3 win over Akhisarspor with a brace and he is worth backing as the anytime goalscorer here.
To sum it all up, the standout bet is BTTS at the odds of 1.57, while braver punters can try with the draw at 3.10.
Fenerbahce vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.57
Draw @ 3.10