Goztepe vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Bornova Stadyumu (Izmir).
Goztepe have been resilient in front of the home crowd as of late. With Besiktas erratic on the road, count on the hosts to dominate this matchup.
Goztepe vs Besiktas Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous meeting saw Besiktas post a 3-0 victory.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past four fixtures.
- Four of their last seven encounters have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Only one of their previous ten games have ended in a tie.
- Besiktas have registered the win nine times in their past twelve matchups. (W-9, D-1, L-2)
Goztepe vs Besiktas Prediction
Goztepe made a swift return to winning ways last week by slotting three unanswered goals past Antalyaspor on the road. The hosts made their intentions clear right from the start in that latter matchup and scored all three goals right in the opening forty-five minutes.
As of now, the home team have stumbled just thrice in their past eight games in all competitions. With twenty-six points to their name, Goztepe are currently right behind Besiktas on the ladder with a four-point deficit to scale.
On the other hand, Besiktas have been hit by a sharp decline in form which has seen them admit defeat in each of their last three fixtures across various competitions. Miserably, they have also tasted success just once in their previous four matchups in the Super Lig.
Piling on even more misery, Besiktas have dropped points in five of their last eight outings. In sharp contrast, Goztepe are on a solid run of form at home. They have not been at the losing end since their 4-1 defeat at the hands of Kasimpasa back in October.
Taking into account that it was also the hosts who came out on top in their last meeting here, a defeat is certainly looming large for Besiktas this weekend.
However, Goztepe have been forced to share the spoils thrice on home this season. Considering that the reverse fixture of this matchup saw Besiktas secure the bragging rights, the safest punt in this one would have to be a double chance.
Furthermore, impressively, Goztepe have scored no less than two goals in each of their past four games here overall. Moreover, eleven of the twenty-two goals that they have netted in the top flight so far have come from their clashes in front of the home crowd.
Meanwhile, Besiktas’s frontline have also looked sharp in their recent outings and have found the back of the net seven times from their previous four alone.
Given that three out of their last five h2h meetings here have also been high scoring affairs, expect no dearth of goals come Sunday.
Goztepe vs Besiktas Betting tips
Double chance: Goztepe or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.80 (4/5).