Galatasaray vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Turk Telekom Arena (Istanbul).
Galatasaray and Besiktas are separated by 1 point at the top of the table and their meeting on Sunday is nothing but a virtual cup final.
That’s not all, it is four horse race in Turkish league this season Basaksehir and Fenerbahce sitting at a three point distance from the top of the table.
Both teams have been in strong form lately and this set the stage for an intriguing contest this weekend. Galatasaray won 6 of their last 8, lost and drew 1 each. While Besiktas are coming on the back of a 4 match winning run and 7 overall from their last 8 with 1 loss.
However, no team can match Galatasaray’s home record this season as they picked 14 wins and a draw from their 15 matches so far. The goal aggregate is the best in the league with 42 goals scored to 9 conceded.
Besiktas are not bad on the road as they lost just of their last 6 outings. That defeat was at Basaksehir which brought the two teams level on points.
Galatasaray vs Besiktas: Head-to-head
Galatasaray are leading the overall h2h with 42 wins, 43 draws and 35 defeats from their 120 derby clashes.
However, the bragging rights in recent meetings belong to Besiktas as they are unbeaten in the last 5 h2h meetings in Super Lig with 4 wins and 1 draw.
We saw a dominant 3-0 win for Besiktas earlier this season and a pair of 1-0 win in the last two away visits to Galatasaray.
Their last 4 fixtures at Galatasaray’s home ground saw under 2.5 goals.
Galatasaray vs Besiktas: Prediction
Both teams have momentum coming into this game and we must expect a tight clash on Sunday. With 1 point separating them at the start of kick-off and two teams below them at a 3 point gap, they will be have their eyes on nothing less than a win here.
This intact produce goals and some end of end attacking football towards the end of the final whistle. But with this kind of home form, I can see Galatasaray edging a narrow win here. One of the main reason is the scoring form of Bafetimbi Gomis. The French striker netted 27 goals from 29 appearances for Gala this season, 2 more than combined goals scored by Besiktas’ top scorers Talisca and Ryan Babel.
Galatasaray vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
Correct Full-Time Score: Galatasaray 2-1 Besiktas @ 10.00 with 10bet.
Both teams to Score @ 1.54 with 1xBet is a banker.
While Over 2.5 ft goals @ 1.69 with the firm is a decent alternate.