Fenerbahce vs Besiktas
Şükrü Saracoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey.
02.04.23 at 20:30
Fenerbahce will be seeking to record their fourth consecutive victory when they play host to Besiktas at the Şükrü Saracoğlu for their 27th round of the Super Lig.
Will Besiktas be able to outsmart the Yellow Canaries and claim a victory on the road, or will it be the end of the road for their bid to extend their winning streak to two games when playing away?
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Increasing fitness levels and giving reverse players more playing time, the Yellow Canaries found themselves in a friendly match at home against Zenit St. Petersburg, where they managed to hold the Sine-Belo-Golubye to an exciting 2:2 draw.
Prior to that, they stormed Bahçeşehir Okulları Arena to face Alanyaspor, and despite falling behind by a goal in the first four minutes, it wasn't until the second half that talisman Enner Valencia restored parity to level matters on the scoreboard in the 65th minute, and not quite done for the day, he gave his side the upper hand 20 minutes later to bag himself a brace, and Emre Mor's goal in the waning seconds of the game was the final nail in the coffin in a 3:1 triumph.
The Yellow Canaries have won back-to-back games, extending their winning streak to three games, and it's worth mentioning that they have not lost in their last seven Super Lig games, recording six wins and a draw.
They are currently second with 54 points and have maintained a safe distance between themselves and third place Besiktas by being five points ahead of them, but most importantly, they have narrowed the once nine-point deficit to six in their bid for first place.
Fenerbahce have suffered a setback this time because they will be without their talisman Enner Valencia, who has been the driving force behind their recent success due to his sharpness in front of goal, with 25 goals in just 21 appearances.
Jayden Oosterwolde (achilles irritation), Michy Batshuayi (groin injury), Lincoln (cruciate ligament tear), Gustavo Henrique (cruciate ligament tear) and Joshua King (muscle injury) are all out due to injuries.
Probable Starting XI
Bayindir; Kadioglu, Akaydin, Aziz, Osayi-Samuel; Rossi, Arao, Yusek, Kahveci; Pedro, Dursun
Prior to the international break, the Black Eagles romped to a 3:1 victory at home against Istanbulspor, and in that game, they looked convincing with their performance as they were the better side in all aspects of the game, managing 67% of ball possession, and with that win, they extended their unbeaten run at home to nine games.
They've kept a solid form in their last five matches, with only one defeat and three wins and a draw to earn 10 points. During that time, their defense was breached three times, but there's no question that it was as solid as ice, allowing only three goals.
Away from home, their form has been average, winning five of their 12 Super Lig away games, and Senol Gunes will know that it won't be easy for his side to claim a victory against a side they've only managed to beat once in their last six meetings when playing away, succumbing to three defeats while recording two draws.
After spending the majority of the first half of the season outside the top three, they can now boast of a third-place finish, or, if luck is on their side, a second-place finish, as they presently sit in third place with 49 points, four points ahead of Adana Demirspor in fourth-place.
Besiktas have only two injury concerns to their name ahead of this clash in the form of Tayyib Sanuc and Valentin Rosier, who are out with hamstring and neck injuries, respectively.
Probable Starting XI
Gunok; Bulut, Saiss, Colley, Masuaku; Hadziahmetovic, Ghezzal, Ucan, Fernandes, Tosun; Aboubakar
- Fenerbahce is unbeaten in their last seven Super Lig matches.
- Besiktas has only lost one of their last five away matches in the Super Lig.
- Fenerbahce averages 2.92 goals per game at home and Besiktas averages 1.58 goals per game away.
Fenerbahce has won 29 of the last 68 meetings, Besiktas has won 19, and there have been 20 draws, with Fenerbahce winning by a goal differential of 106-88.
Expert Betting Tips
Fenerbahce have outperformed expectations by a wide margin since their demoralizing home loss to Galatasaray two months ago. Since that defeat, they have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, going seven games without losing, and a victory here at home is to be anticipated, though it won't be a walkthrough.
Besiktas is another team that cannot be written off after finishing third, and their goal in this match will be simple: avoid defeat and aim for three points or a point, which will be more than enough to see their position in the standings consolidated, and they, too, are expected to bring their A-game.
This is anticipated to be a difficult game between two sides with different expectations for this match but with Fenerbahce faced with a slew of injuries the visitors might have a slight edge here. As a result, back Besiktas to avoid defeat by betting on them in the Asian handicap +0.5.
- Asian Handicap - Besiktas +0.5 for 2.00
- X for 3.96
- Correct Score - 1:1 for 7.60