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Konyaspor vs Besiktas Predictions & Tips - Besiktas backed to get cup win in Konya
- Konyaspor vs Besiktas predictions for Thursday’s Turkish Cup match
- The quarter-final is being played at 17:45 GMT at the Konya Buyuksehir Belediye Stadium
- Besiktas have won 10 of their last 14 matches in all competitions
- I’m backing Besiktas to win and reach the semi-finals
- Preview, stats, predictions & team news
Besiktas have won 11 of their last 14 matches (Getty Images)
Konyaspor vs Besiktas Predictions
Konyaspor have been defensively sound of late but have to find more of a threat going forward. Besiktas should dominate possession and they have the attacking talent to break their hosts down. The best bet for this match is a Besiktas victory.
- Konyaspor have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches (Turkish Super Lig).
- Konyaspor have failed to score in their last 3 matches (Turkish Super Lig).
- Konyaspor have lost 3 of their last 5 matches (Turkish Super Lig).
- Besiktas have won 11 of their last 14 matches (all competitions).
- Besiktas have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 2 matches (Turkish Super Lig).
Head to Head
Besiktas hold a comfortable 25-9 lead over Konyaspor in their 47 previous matches. There have been 13 draws.
They last a week ago in the Turkish Super Lig where Besiktas came away with a 1-0 home victory.
Konyaspor reached the quarter-final of the Turkish Cup by beating Gaziantep 2-1 at home in the previous round. Since then, they have failed to win in five Super Lig matches.
A 3-2 home defeat to Goztepe and a 3-1 loss at Trabzonspor followed the cup victory. Thereafter Konyaspor had two successive 0-0 draws at home against Antalyaspor and Genclerbirligi.
Konyaspor’s last match ended in a 1-0 defeat at Besiktas, their opponents for this match. That defeat led to the sacking of coach, Ismail Kartal. Ilhan Palut has been appointed as the new manager.
Konyaspor Injuries & Team News
Left-back Alper Uludag has been injured since December 2020 and is only expected back around June 2021.
There is a suspension for central midfielder, Marko Jevtovic for yellow card accumulation.
Besiktas have been in superb form since mid-December 2020 with 11 wins from their last 14 matches. They beat Rizespor 1-0 at home in the last round of the Turkish Cup.
Over their last five matches, Besiktas have beaten Fatih Karagumruk 4-1 away, Goztepe 2-1 at home and lost 2-1 at home to Trabzonspor. That was followed by a 1-1 draw at Antalyaspor.
In their last match, Besiktas got a narrow 1-0 home victory over Konyaspor. Besiktas played 70 minutes of the match with 10 men after Fabrice N’Sakala saw red. Valentin Rosier scored the winner nine minutes from the end.
Besiktas Injuries & Team News
Left-back Ridvan Yilmaz and winger Gokhan Tore have missed the last few matches and will continue to be sidelined for this encounter.
There are suspensions for centre-back Domagoj Vida and left-back Fabrice N’Sakala.
Sergen Yalcin may look to rotate his squad a bit for this cup fixture but should still put out a very strong team.
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Besiktas have won 11 of their last 14 fixtures and beat Konyaspor 1-0 just a few days ago. A similar affair is expected with Besiktas backed to get over the line with the match seeing under 2.5 goals.
Best Bet: Besiktas Win Full Time Result @120.00 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Besiktas/Under 2.5 Result/Total Goals @450.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit