Besiktas Istanbul vs Alanyaspor
Vodafone Park, Turkey.
27.01.23 at 20:00
Besiktas Istanbul will host Alanyaspor at the Vodafone Park for their 21st matchday of the Super Lig, looking to extend their winning streak to five straight games.
Will Besiktas Istanbul be able to defeat the team they have dominated in their previous six meetings at home and move into the top three of the standings, or will their momentum be stopped by a disappointing result?
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In their recent outing against Kayserispor at the Kadir Has Stadium, the Black Eagles got off to a quick start, winning 2:0 with both goals coming in the first half, and did just enough to keep their opponent in check in the second half to protect their two-goal lead by deploying a defensive front.
Prior to that, they were defeated by Ankaragucu in the round of 16 of the Turkish Cup, losing 4:3 on penalties despite having restored parity to hold their opponent to a 1:1 draw in regular time. Sadly, that brought an end to their remarkable 11-match unbeaten streak across all competitions.
Brimming with confidence, they currently have a four-match winning streak in the Super Lig, and they haven't lost in their last five games, accumulating 12 points and dropping just two points from a 1:1 draw with Gaziantep on the road.
They are currently in 4th place with 35 points and are on the verge of moving into the top three as their attempt to move up to 3rd place is hampered by a two-point deficit. They will accept nothing less than victory in this match.
Probable Starting XI
Gunok; Bingol, Welinton, Sanuc, Masuaku; Muleka, Ucan, Gedson Fernandes, N'Koudou; Aboubakar, Tosun
Despite having the lead in the first half through a goal from Umut Güneş in the 6th minute, they were unable to secure all three points due to poor decision-making by their defense, which saw them salvage a point in a nail-biting 2:2 draw against Fatih Karagumruk thanks to a late goal from substitute, Ivan Cavaleiro, in the 83rd minute.
In their last five games, they've given up 7 points to gain 8 in return, so it goes without saying that they've been in good shape. However, while they have gone two games without losing, during which a draw and a win have been recorded, improvement is still a priority going forward.
Francesco Farioli will undoubtedly have his work cut out for him as he attempts to steer his team to a victory that almost seems uncertain given their poor away record in the Super Lig, which has seen them without a win in the last 8 games, recording three draws, and five losses. Their lone away victory this season came against Fatih Karagumruk (4:2).
With 25 points, they are comfortably positioned in the middle of the table in 9th place, three points ahead of Fatih Karagumruk in 10th place and Ankaragucu in 11th. However, one wrong calculation with their approach in this encounter could send them tumbling down the table.
Probable Starting XI
Runarsson; Fer, Bayir, Aksoy; Ferhat, Gunes, Lusamba, Ozdemir; Karaca, Hassan, Cavaleiro
- In their last six home games against Alanyaspor, Besiktas Istanbul has yet to lose.
- Alanyaspor has failed to win any of its last eight away matches in the Super Lig.
- Besiktas Istanbul is on a six-match winning streak at home.
- The average number of goals scored in a match between Besiktas Istanbul and Alanyaspor is 3.8.
- When playing at home, Besiktas Istanbul averages 1.69 goals per game, while Alanyaspor averages 1.29 goals per game when playing away.
Besiktas Istanbul has won nine of the last 13 meetings; Alanyaspor has won twice; and there have been two draws with a goal difference of 28-13 in favor of Besiktas Istanbul.
Expert Betting Tips
Besiktas Istanbul enters this match having won all six of their previous meetings with Francesco Farioli's men when playing at home, a record they'll want to keep intact as they look to extend their winning streak in the Super Lig to five matches in a row.
Alanyaspor have been poor on the road, with five losses and three draws in their last eight games, and it's clear that they'll find it difficult to come out on top against the hosts, who have been in fine form making their victory in this case a question of doubt.
Their defense has also contributed to their lack of success, as they have conceded a goal in each of their last nine games, and it is likely that they will concede another in this match against a team that has been effective with their offensive approach.
Besiktas Istanbul are favorites at home to snatch all three points and take advantage of their opponents' defensive woes and poor away form, extending their winning streak against them at home to seven games, and as such, we expect this to be a routine win for them.
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