Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Preview and Predictions

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas
Turkey – Cup
Date: Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK
Venue: Ankara Ondokuz Mayis Stadyumu (Ankara).

Genclerbriligi will host Besiktas high on confidence after holding another Istanbul heavyweights Fenerbahce to a 2-2 draw away from home in the weekend’s Super Lig action. Nonetheless, Umit Ozat’s men will have a super tough task to annul the Black Eagles’ two-goal cushion from the first leg played seven days ago at Vodafone Stadyumu.

The Wind of Ankara showed a string resistance in Istanbul as they held the 1-1 scoreline all up until late in the second half when Alvaro Negredo and Talisca bagged two goals within five minutes to bring Besiktas on the brink of the semifinal.

The hosts will rely on the Serbian duo Petar Skuletic and Marko Milinkovic here. Skuletic is the team’s first scorer with five goals to his name in Super Lig and three more in the cup, while Milinkovic is proving out to be a fantastic addition to the team as was one of the standout performers in last two games for Genclerbirligi.

In all, the hosts should have plenty of room to create up front here since Besiktas’ defensive line has been anything nut meticulous so far in the season. The Black Eagles have conceded at least a goal in each of last 13 matches in all competitions. Nonetheless, Senol Gunes’ attacking line has made up for these defensive holes as Besiktas have netted two or more goals in each of late four ties which saw the team win three and draw one along the way.

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Head-to-head

Three of last four H2H encounters between the two teams have seen both teams on the scoresheet.

Besiktas are winless in last three away matches against Genclerbirligi (two draws and a loss).

The Wind on Ankara have clinched a shocking win over the Black Eagles when the two sides met in mid-October in Super Lig.

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Prediction

Everything points out to a high-scoring contest and we see the Over 2.50 goals FT bet as a banker at the odds of 1.80.

As for the outcome, the value goes with the hosts who are 1.90 not to lose for the fourth consecutive time against Besiktas.

Genclerbirligi vs Besiktas: Bet Tips

Over 2.5 goals FT @ 1.80

Genclerbirligi or Draw Double Chance @ 1.90