Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas
Turkey – Super Lig
Date: Saturday, 3rd November 2018
Kick-off at 16.00 UK/ 17.00 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Faith Terim Stadium, Istanbul.
The match to look forward to Turkish football fans. Two heavyweights go at each other in this 11th round fixture of the Super Lig.
Basaksehir occupies the top spot after ten matches with 21 points. So far they have recorded six wins and a loss, along with three draws. Besiktas, on the other hand, is placed fourth with five wins, three draws, and two losses. They have registered 18 points on the table.
The race for the lone UEFA Champions League Group Stage spot is on.
Last week Basaksehir registered a dull win over Konyaspor while on the road. Scores were tied at 0-0 even after the first half. Fans had to wait until the 60th minute to see the deadlock being broken. A tough away win will rightly raise the confidence level and morale of the toppers for their next fixture.
Besiktas absolutely made a meal out of the struggling team Rizespor and put four goals past their nets. Pektemek M scored a brace, while Rizespor also had to deal with the insult of scoring an own goal and thus widen the already huge goal difference.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas Head-to-head (h2h)
- Last four victories when these two teams came together have been for the home team.
- Basaksehir is on an eight-match unbeaten streak, five of them wins.
- Besiktas is winless in four of their last five matches.
- Basaksehir has just two losses in their last 22 matches at home.
- Besiktas is winless in their last six matches on the road.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas Prediction
The stronger team by a margin is Basaksehir. They have the added advantage of playing in front of the home crowd. Right now they sit at the top, which ensures a direct path to the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. They have a lead of two points over the second team in the table.
They will absolutely want to increase the gap or at least maintain it. Expect Basaksehir to come out and make a statement to the rest of the teams with a very fine performance.
Basaksehir has been on fire at their home this season. It’s near impossible to beat them while being cheered by their home crowd. Their lone loss in the league came while they were in the road. They are looking to extend their unbeaten streak of eight matches to nine.
There’s really no way in which Basaksehir will finish this match without at least a point.
Forwards of both teams are on very fine form. Especially Besiktas with 19 goals so far, is second in the list of most goals scored. Expect both teams to get into the scoresheet.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Besiktas Betting Tips
Basaksehir Draw No Bet @ 1.65 (7/11)
Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.78 (7/9).