Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Kick-off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
Both teams are considered to be amongst the best in Turkey, and have surely done justice to their tags this season as well. However, Basaksehir have been the better between the two for last several seasons, and they do have the home advantage this Friday. Finally, consider the struggles of Besiktas in away games, and we have a winner in Istanbul.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas Head-to-head (h2h)
- Basaksehir are on a ten-match scoring run against this opponent.
- 15 of the previous 19 match-ups had goals from both teams.
- Not a single away win has been posted in the past six years.
- Istanbul are on a three-game winning run at this venue.
- Nine of the former twelve encounters at this stadium had goals from both teams.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas Prediction
Istanbul held the toppers of the table Sivasspor to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road. After their slow start to the season, Basaksehir are making a gradual climb to the pinnacle, where they believe they belong.
Besiktas meanwhile recorded a 3-0 victory at home against Gaziantep the prior game week. However, the former had the home advantage, and they had taken on a newly-promoted club. Likely, it cannot be considered as a win worthy of a celebration. They do have their form on the road to worry about, as of now.
In fact, Besiktas had lost five of their past six away games, and this whole season, they have recorded a total of just four wins on the road – and, all these wins had come against teams from the bottom tier of the table. They were also winless in seven of their preceding eleven overall match-ups.
On the other hand, Basaksehir were unbeaten in 27 of their previous 30 overall fixtures, and were so in 15 of their prior 17 at home. Importantly, they are on a three-match winning run in h2h clashes at home, and have lost only once at this venue against this opponent in the prior 12 years.
Likely, expect a victory for the hosts Istanbul Basaksehir. However, Basaksehir had failed to keep a clean sheet in 12 of their last 14 overall fixtures, and in 18 of their prior 22 home games.
Meanwhile, Besiktas are on a ten-game scoring streak this season, and scored twice or more in seven of their former nine games. Finally, 15 of the last 19 overall h2h games, and 9 of the last 12 at this venue had goals from both teams as well. As such, expect the upcoming encounter to produce goals from both teams as well.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Istanbul Basaksehir @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10).