Slovan Bratislava vs Besiktas
Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tehelné pole (Bratislava).
Slovan Bratislava is the reigning champions of the Fortuna Liga held in Slovakia. They will be hosting their opening match in the new season of the Europa League against their Turkish counterpart. Besiktas were third in the Turkish Super Lig in the 2018-19 season.
The Hawks from Brickfield will be hosting with a recent win in the previous home match against Trnava with a 2-0 clean sheet win. Their seven games undefeated run was halted by successive losses in Europa qualifiers and their national league games.
The Black Eagles will be flying in with a loss against Gaziantep with a 3-2 score in a trip on the road. The visitor has lost two games in the last four matches and is comforted by a lone win against Goztepe. It will be an interesting match with a team strong at home and a weaker side on road games, both checking their luck in the middle.
Slovan Bratislava vs Besiktas Head-to-head (h2h)
They have not met before in recent times.
Slovan Bratislava vs Besiktas Prediction
The host is undefeated at home matches in the past sixteen matches held here since November 2018. Moreover, they have encountered only three winless games from the last ten matches in their fixture. Besides that, the Blues have recorded five clean sheets from the last six matches.
Besiktas will look to find a win badly as they have a winless streak in away games for the past four matches in the fixture. Along with that, the Black Eagles have registered only two wins from the previous six away games. Despite the loss, the guest has managed to find the opposition nets in eight of the last ten away fixtures.
Henceforth, one can picture the game as a match with goals at both ends and more chance for the host to open their account in the group stages.
Slovan Bratislava vs Besiktas Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Double chance: Slovan Bratislava or Draw @ 1.80 (4/5).