Yeni Malatyaspor vs Besiktas
Turkish Super Lig
Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
Kick-Off at 17:30 UK / 18:30 CET
Venue: Yeni Malatya Stadyumu (Malatya).
Matchday No 22 will begin with a very interesting tie between two top-four sides in the Super Lig standings. Besiktas come to into it as massive form favourites following a pair of impressive wins over Antalyaspor and Bursaspor in past two rounds.
The Black Eagles generally started the year in a very strong fashion. They claimed 10 out of possible 12 points from four rounds after the winter break. The head coach Senol Gunes can be particularly satisfied with his men’s attacking performances as Besiktas scored a fine 12-goal tally in these four matches. They notched six past Antalyaspor earlier this month while last weekend saw them bag two in a rather comfortable victory over 13th-placed Bursa at Vodafone Stadyumu.
Besiktas are now only three points shy of second-placed Istanbul rivals Galatasaray. The visitors do not need greater motivation knowing the runners-up finish also leads to Champions League next season.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Besiktas: Head-to-head
This will only be the fourth head to head encounter between the two outfits.
Teams shared spoils in a goalless draw in the lone clash played at Yeni Malatya Stadyumu, while Besiktas came on top in both home outings (3-1 and 2-1).
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Besiktas: Prediction
Tigers of the East were definitely the most pleasant surprise of the first half of the season. However, it’s hard to see them keep the consistency at such high level. We were thus not too surprised to see them win just two of four league matches after the winter break.
The visitors head into the match as clear form favourites and we find the value in backing their win at the 2.00 odds here. Since Gunes’ attacking line performed really well in recent weeks, we will alternatively back the Black Eagles to score two or more goals on the evening at the same 2.00 odds.
Yeni Malatyaspor vs Besiktas: Bet Tips
Besiktas to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Besiktas Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).