Sivasspor vs Besiktas
Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadı, Turkey.
04.02.23 at 16:00
Sivasspor will be hoping to extend their winning streak to two games when they play host to Besiktas at the Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadı on the 23rd matchday of the Super Lig.
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Mustapha Yatabare scored a brace in his recent away match against favored Alanyaspor to give his side a 2:0 goal advantage in the first half, with Max-Alain Gradel putting the final nail in the coffin in the second half with a 50th minute winning goal that saw them seal all three points in a 3:0 shock victory.
They haven't been in great shape when playing at home, and they haven't been very convincing either. They have gone four games without a victory recording three losses and a draw, and this came after they went on another winless run during which they recorded four draws and one loss. These are a set of results that could stymie their chances of recording a convincing victory in this match.
Finishing in fourth place with 60 points to qualify for the Europa League Qualifiers in 2020 was one of their most memorable moments of the year, but repeating the feat has been difficult as they've either finished outside of the top four or in the middle of the table, and this season sees them occupying 14th place with 21 points, one place above the drop zone.
Clinton N'Jie, Murat Paluli, and Fredrik Ulvestad will all be out due to injuries, while Aaron Appindangoye and Leke James still remain in doubt.
Probable Starting XI
Vural; Okumus, Goutas, Osmanpasa, Ciftci; Cofie; Yesilyurt, Arslan, Charisis, Gradel; Yatabare
Senol Gunes' team comes into this game having dropped two points on the road against Fatih Karagumruk despite holding a one-goal lead thanks to Cenk Tosun goal in the 33th minute of the first half, which they ultimately relinquished in the 49th minute of the second half, resulting in a 1:1 tie.
The Black Eagles have undoubtedly been on cloud nine in the Super Lig and have suffered no significant repercussions due to their exceptional form, which has them gliding on a 7-match unbeaten run. During that run, they have collected 17 points from five wins and two draws while showcasing their potent offense, scoring a whopping 12 goals while surrendering four in return.
Even though they have been unable to secure as many wins in their last ten away matches, this does not necessarily rule out their solid form, in which they have lost only two matches during the process with Galatasaray Istanbul and Hatayspor being too much for them to handle, and this currently sees them on a four-match unbeaten run, and there is no doubt that Senol Gunes would prefer to see a more improved showing from his side than the one they are currently displaying.
Due to their minor setback of being held to a draw by Fatih Karagumruk, Senol Gunes' team finds themselves still hovering outside the top three occupying 4th place with 39 points. However, thanks to their stable performance, they are only a point out of third place and are still very much in the title race.
Senol Gunes will be without Salih Ucan, Souza and Rachid Ghezzal , who are still recovering from injuries and will not be available for selection when they travel to Yeni Sivas 4 Eylül Stadı.
Probable Starting XI
Gunok; Rosier, Welinton, Sanuc, Masuaku; Fernandes, Bingol; Redmond, Alli, Tosun; Aboubakar
- Sivasspor has yet to defeat Besiktas in their last three meetings.
- Besiktas is undefeated in four away matches in the Super Lig.
- The average number of goals scored in a match between Sivasspor and Besiktas is three.
- When playing at home, Sivasspor averages 1.54 goals per game, while Besiktas averages 1.61 goals per game when playing away.
Sivasspor has won 11 of the last 34 meetings; Besiktas has won 17, and there have been six draws with a goal difference of 49-38 in favor of Besiktas.
Expert Betting Tips
Sivasspor come into this match with confidence and are looking to build on their momentum to win their second straight game and it's safe to say that they'll be a competitive team once more in this match because of the impressive performance they put on against Alanyaspor recently, which helped them overcome the underdog label and become favorites.
Besiktas is still on a high as they've extended their unbeaten streak to 7 games. They'll be hoping to continue that streak on the road, where they've been impressive, going four games without a loss, and their victory in this situation appears more likely.
Considering the Black Eagles' solid away form in the Super Lig, there's no reason not to expect them to win again and get back on track for a third-place finish, and as such, we fancy our chances of backing them in the full-time market to have the upper hand in what could turn out to be a hassle-free victory.
- Full-time Result - Besiktas for 2.07
- Both Teams To Score (Yes) for 1.66
- Goals - Over 2.5 for 1.85