Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Preview and Predictions

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas-Turkish Super Lig-Match Preview 2017

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: 13th October 2017
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Ankara Ondokuz Mayis Stadyumu.

Besiktas will have a nice opportunity to return on the winning ways this Friday when they are to face the rock-bottomed Genclerbirligi side in the opening fixture of the eighth round in Turkish Super Lig.


Mesut Bakkal will have a very tough task to keep Genclerbirligi in the elite at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

Ankara Ruzgari have been struggling a lot to keep things quiet at the back lately having allowed at least three goals on three separate occasions in last four matches.

They allowed as many as four at the visit to Alanyaspor before the international break.


This will be the music to the ears of Ryan Babel, Talisca, Cenk Tosun and Ricardo Quaresma who have produced at least two goals in four of their last five matches in all competitions.

Senol Gunes’ side, however, dropped points in each of their last two games in Super Lig which saw them losing 2-1 to Fener on the road and sharing spoils with Trabzonspor in a 2-2 draw.

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Head to head

Genclerbirligi have never been a tricky opposition for Besiktas who have won 59 and lost only 12 of 103 meetings with Genclerbirligi.

This includes a demolishing 3-0 win for Kara Kartallar when the two sides met each other previously in April this year (goals from Ozyakup, Talisca and Babel).

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Prediction

Genclerbirligi might have been very easy to break down, but they scored at least a goal in each of their last five outings.

This, combined with Besiktas’ struggles at the back in last two fixtures, makes Besiktas to win & BTTS a stand out bet at the odds of 11/4.

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Bets

The main betting prediction is Besiktas to win & BTTS at 11/4 @ 888 Sport.

The alternative option is Ryan Babel to score anytime at 5/4 @ 888 Sport.