Besiktas vs Goztepe - Out of form Black Eagles searching for home comfort

Besiktas relying on home form at Vodafone Park
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Besiktas play their firstTurkish Super Lig match of the season vs Goztepe at Vodafone Park Stadium in Istanbul (Getty Images)

Besiktas vs Goztepe Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Besiktas are badly out of form as they host Goztepe at Vodafone Park in Istanbul. Most of their Super Lig points come at home, winning 23 of their last 28 Super Lig home matches. Will that be enough to get the Black Eagles through?

Besiktas JK Form & Team News


Besiktas are under pressure after an awful pre-season carried into the Turkish Super Lig. A 3-0 defeat at Sivasspor was a bad way to start the campaign but a return home could be just what the Istanbul club need.

The Black Eagles will be relying on their home form in the Super Lig, where they have won their last six matches and seen over 2.5 goals in their last four. Scoring goals has been a problem for Besiktas however, failing to score in five of their last six games in all competitions.

New manager Abdullah Avci replaced Senol Günes but needs to start winning soon. The former Istanbul Basaksehir boss needs more from attacking midfielder Adem Ljajic who was prolific last season while Ricardo Quaresma has another chance to impress.

Goalkeeper Loris Karius and striker Burak Yilmaz are injured. 20-year-old striker Güven Yalcin starts up front after scoring eight Super Lig goals in 1098 minutes last season.

Besiktas can be backed at 1.50 to win and 2.25 in the win/over 2.5 goals market. Besiktas have seen over 2.5 goals in eight of their last nine Super Lig matches.

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Besiktas' Serbian attacking midfielder Adem Ljajic is a key player for the Turkish club (Getty Images)

Göztepe SK Form & Team News


Goztepe had an unbeaten pre-season before suffering a 1-0 home defeat in their Super Lig opener. It was a match where chances were hard to come by, new striker Eren Derdiyok with one attempt after his move from Galatasaray.

Tamer Tuna has been in charge since February and went unbeaten in his final five Super Lig games last season. He will be looking for more from Bubacarr Sanneh in central defence while goals from Derdiyok are a must.

Tuna has no players missing but might need more depth up front. Goztepe have a chance to record an upset win at 7.00 and a draw can be backed at 4.00. 

Besiktas vs Goztepe Head to Head


Besiktas have a 37-11 advantage against Goztepe with 21 draws. In recent years it has been one way traffic with Besiktas winning five of the last six.

Besiktas won this fixture 1-0 last season with Burak Yilmaz heading in a Ricardo Quaresma cross for the winning goal at Vodafone Park.

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Besiktas' Portuguese winger Ricardo Quaresma has been given another chance to shine in Istanbul (Getty Images)

Besiktas vs Goztepe Match Up


Besiktas return home which is where they perform best. The Black Eagles have won 23 of their last 28 home matches in the Super Lig, but will that be enough to overcome poor recent form?

Goztepe finished last season strong and have been turned into a difficult team to beat under Tamer Tuna. Despite playing on the road, they could keep this one closer than the odds suggest.

Besiktas vs Goztepe Key Statistics


  • Besiktas have won their last 6 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Besiktas have scored 2+ goals in 7 of their last 8 home matches (Super Lig).
  • Besiktas have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 Super Lig matches.
  • Goztepe have lost 5 of their last 6 matches against Besiktas (all competitions).
  • Goztepe have lost 10 of their last 14 away matches (Super Lig).

Verdict

Besiktas are relying purely on home form here having struggled for goals recently. This match is a risky proposition hence a low outlay on Besiktas win/over 2.5 goals.

Best Bet: Besiktas Win/Over 2.5 @ 2.25 at bet365 - 2 Units

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Post bet analysis

Besiktas hit the woodwork twice before goals to Guven Yalcin, Caner Erkin and Adem Ljajic secured an easy win. Home comfort continues to pay off for Besiktas.
Betting Slip | 23 Aug 2019

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Besiktas Win/Over 2.5
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