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Besiktas vs Galatasaray Predictions & Tips - Besiktas backed for crucial win

  • Besiktas vs Galatasaray predictions for Sunday’s Turkish Super Lig match
  • Match is being played at 16:00 GMT at the Vodafone Park
  • Besiktas have won their last 8 home matches
  • I’m backing Besiktas to get a narrow win over Galatasaray
  • Best bets, betting tips and predictions for Besiktas vs Galatasaray
Besiktas vs Galatasaray
Besiktas have won their last eight home matches (Getty images)
Ralph Staniforth 16 Jan 2021
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Besiktas vs Galatasaray Predictions


This promises to be a very tightly fought encounter between two title challengers. Besiktas have won their last eight home matches and are backed to take a crucial three points.

  • Besiktas have won their last 8 home matches (all competitions).
  • Besiktas have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 home matches (all competitions).
  • Besiktas have won their last 4 home matches to nil (all competitions).
  • Galatasaray have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


Galatasaray lead this rivalry 101-88 in 272 matches against Besiktas. There have been 83 draws.

When they met in March 2020 Besiktas managed to take a point in a 0-0 draw.

Besiktas Form


Besiktas are at the top of the Turkish Super Lig table and have won four of their last five league matches. It is very tight at the top of the table, defeat this weekend will see them lose that spot.

Defensively, Besiktas have been brilliant having only conceded twice in their last seven matches. Besiktas beat Kayserispor 2-0 away and then thrashed Rizespor 6-0 at home. Their only dropped points in the last five league matches came in a 2-2 draw at Hatayspor.

In their last match, Besiktas beat Rizespor 1-0 at home in the Turkish Cup. It took Besiktas 85 minutes to break the deadlock as Cyle Larin scored. It was a much changed Besiktas outfit as they rested players for this fixture.

Besiktas Injuries & Team News


Manager Yalcin is without the suspended Welington for this match. Other than that, Besiktas have a full squad available.

Galatasaray Form


Galatasaray are in the title race and victory this weekend could send them top, depending on other results. Recently their results have, however, been a bit more inconsistent.

Since winning 2-0 on Boxing Day at Trabzonspor, Galatasaray have drawn one, lost one and won one with a cup win in their last match.

A 0-0 home draw against Antalyaspor was followed by a 4-3 defeat at Konyaspor. Galatasaray bounced back to thrash Genclerbirligi 6-0 at home in their last league match.

In midweek, Galatasaray advanced in the Turkish Cup on penalties at Yeni Malatayaspor. It was 0-0 after 90 minutes but Malatyaspor took the lead just before the break in extra time. Christian Luyindama equalised with the last kick of the game to send the game to penalties.

Galatasaray Injuries & Team News


Okan Kocuk will continue in goal with Fernando Muslera still lacking fitness.

Sofiane Feghouli and Omar Elabdellaoui are both out injured, as is forward Rodamel Falcao.

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Verdict

Besiktas are in cracking form at home and are backed to take all three points against Galatasaray. Over 2.5 goals is the best bet between these two giants.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @-138.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Besiktas Win Full Time Result @105.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Besiktas Win 2-1 Correct Score @800.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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