Galatasaray vs Besiktas
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 5 May 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Turk Telekom Stadyumu (Istanbul).
A real buzz is expected in and around Turk Telekom Stadyumu on Sunday afternoon when fierce Istanbul rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas are set to battle it out in a mouth-watering derby of the Matchday No 31.
Apart from bragging rights, a place in the next term of Champions League and even the Super Lig title might be at stake when these two likes come across each other.
Cimbom failed to take advantage of Istanbul Basaksehir’s shocking 0-2 home loss to relegation-threatened Goztepe. They could not break the deadlock past a stern Konyaspor side in the last fixture of the previous round on Monday evening.
Such slip-up left Fatih Terim’s men two points shy of table-toppers Istanbul Basaksehir. Nevertheless, Galatasaray will have the opportunity to fix the mentioned draw to Konya with a pair of wins in two most important games of the season – this one against Besiktas and the one against Istanbul Basaksehir in two weeks at Turk Telekom Stadyumu.
Galatasaray vs Besiktas: Head-to-head
Historically looking, Galatasaray have a positive record in H2H matches with the Black Eagles.
Cimbom lead the tie by 13 wins coming into 270th encounter with Besiktas.
The Black Eagles, however, won three of past four clashes with Galatasaray, including this term’s 1-0 victory in early-December at Vodafone Stadyumu.
None of past four H2H encounters between the two sides saw goals scored at both ends.
Galatasaray vs Besiktas: Prediction
Besiktas were struggling to find the right form in the first part of the season, but they managed to take the most out of slip-ups from both Istanbul Basaksehir and Galatasaray in recent weeks.
The visitors climbed up to 3rd place and are now just one point shy of second-placed Cimbom and three behind leaders Basaksehir.
This is thanks to a splendid run of six successive wins in the league. Besiktas won 10 and drew 3 of 13 Super Lig affairs after the winter break. They bagged an impressive 15-goal tally in last 4 league wins and Galata’s defensive line will no doubts have plenty of troubles stopping the most in-form attacking line in the competition on Sunday.
Backing goals at both ends is a must here at 1.53 odds, while we see a fantastic value in 1.90 odds offered for Besiktas not to lose based on everything written above.
Galatasaray vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.53 (8/15)
Draw or Besiktas @ 1.90 (9/10).