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Besiktas vs Galatasaray Prediction & Betting tips
Another big derby is on Sunday between the two teams Besiktas and Galatasaray from Istanbul on the map of the Turkish Süperlig. Besiktas have fallen back to seventh place in the standings, but at the moment they are only in fourth place and still have nine points behind leaders Basaksehir. Towards the top, the air is already thin for Besiktas at an early stage of the season. In the table follows the same point Malatyaspor on the base, while Antalyaspor, Trabzonspor and Ankaragücü follow at short intervals.
Reigning Turkish champions Galatasaray have lost the championship lead in recent games and are now third, six points behind the leaders. The advantage over Besiktas is exactly three points before the derby and could drop to zero in the event of a defeat, giving Besiktas the opportunity to beat Galatasaray. In the event of a win, they could extend the lead on Besiktas on the other side to six points and advance past Kasimpasa back to second place. Kasimpasa are only one point ahead and face a tough second-leg match in Istanbul against Fenerbahce on Matchday. Accordingly, in the match between Besiktas and Galatasaray it is interesting to note that both teams score at least one goal.
Similar to Galatasaray Besiktas Istanbul started victories in the new season. In the first eight games was only a 2: 3 home defeat against the strong playing Antalyaspor. In the last five games Besiktas but had to accept three defeats, including home a 1: 2 against the table -14. Sivasspor and also away 1-0 in the derby against championship leader Basaksehir. Only against the promoted Ankaragücü succeeded a clear 1: 4 away win in the last game. Ankaragücü surprised with an offensive attitude in the first half with three goals. Overall, Ankaragücü could still keep up with what the game shares.
In the attack Besiktas could and thus safely withstand the failure of Ryan Babel and Gökhan Töre and compensate. However, it looks very problematic in the defense. Three central defenders are missing, including key players Pepe and Enzo Roco. The resulting shortage of personnel on defensive coach Günes had therefore already compensate in the last game, that defensive midfielder Necip Uysal had to strengthen the central defense next to Vida. In the last three competitive matches, the “Black Eagles” had to accept a total of seven goals in their own place.
As a champion of the previous Süper Lig season, Galatasaray managed to take the lead in the table early this season. Furios started with three clear opening victories. Only away from Galatasaray against stronger opponents such as Trabzonspor and Malatyaspor weaknesses and lost these games clear and on top of that without being able to score their own goal. Likewise, they lost 3-0 to Akhisarspor on Matchday 6 away. Of the last five league games you could even celebrate a single victory against Kayserispor, which was won somewhat surprisingly away 3-0. In the last game against Konyaspor they were allowed to take the victory in the last minute with a penalty, with Serdar Aziz recently saw the red card due to an unsportsmanlike nature.
Coach Fatih Terim can not be satisfied with the latest results. In addition, the suspended center-back Aziz will miss Besiktas in defense. In offensive midfield missing the injured Emre Akbaba and Younes Belhanda and the also red locked Badou Ndiaye. Sinan Gümüs is still injured in the storm. Galatasaray is slightly weak for the derby. Mentally, they are also likely to be burdened by the two 2-0 defeats in the Champions League against FC Schalke 04 and last against Lokomotiv Moscow. Six of the last eight competitive matches in Süper Lig and Champions League have been lost to Galatasaray. Therefore, it is no surprise that Besiktas v Galatasaray is, according to the odds, the favorite for betting on the win.
Besiktas vs Galatasaray head to head matches
29.04.18 SL Galatasaray Besiktas 2 : 0
02.12.17 SL Besiktas Galatasaray 3 : 0
27.02.17 SL Galatasaray Besiktas 0 : 1
24.09.16 SL Besiktas Galatasaray 2 : 2
13.08.16 SC Besiktas Galatasaray 1 : 2 (0 : 0)