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Galatasaray vs Besiktas Preview & Betting Tips - Galatasaray tipped to win in Turkey

Galatasaray have won their last 7 home matches
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Galatasaray host Besiktas in a huge Turkish Super Lig match in Istanbul (Getty Images)

Galatasaray vs Besiktas Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Galatasaray host Besiktas at Turk Telekom Stadium in a high profile Turkish Super Lig match. Galatasaray have won their last 7 home matches and can make it eight against a resurgent Besiktas side.

Galatasaray Form


Galatasaray have won eight of their last nine matches in the Turkish Super Lig to put pressure on league leaders Trabzonspor and Istanbul Basaksehir. Fatih Terim’s side have been impressive at the Turk Telekom Stadium where they have won their last seven matches in all competitions.

Galatasaray won 3-1 at Fenerbahce with Ryan Donk, Radamel Falcao and Henry Onyekuru on target before a 3-0 home win against Genclerbirligi. Donk scored first for the second successive match with Falcao bagging a brace. 

Their last match was a tough 2-2 draw at Sivasspor, a great result considering Sivasspor haven’t lost at home all season. Sofiane Feghouli assisted Radamel Falcao before scoring himself which should provide plenty of confidence. 

Galatasaray News


Centre back Christian Luyindama hasn’t played since November and left-back Yuto Nagatomo has not featured in 2020. Striker Radamel Falcao is a player to watch, the Colombian has scored four goals in his last three matches and has nine goals in 854 minutes since he moved to the Supr Lig.

Galatasaray Starting Line Up


F. Muslera, Mariano, Marcão Teixeira, R. Donk, S. Feghouli, Y. Belhanda, M. Lemina, J. Seri, M. Saracchi, R. Falcao, H. Onyekuru

Subs: E. Akbaba, A. Çalık, O. Kocuk, Ş. Özbayraklı, Y. Akgün, S. İnan, T. Antalyalı, J. Durmaz, Ö. Bayram, F. Andone.

Radamel Falcao
Galatasaray's Radamel Falcao is scoring plenty of goals in Turkey (Getty Images)

Besiktas Form


Besiktas have improved under Sergen Yalcin, winning four of six Super Lig matches but this is their biggest test yet. Kevin-Prince Boateng and Domagoj Vida scored in a 2-2 home draw against Trabzonspor before a 2-1 home win against Ankaragucu with Burak Yilmaz and Adem Ljajic on target.

Besiktas then won 2-1 at Alanyaspor, coming from behind thanks to two late goals from striker Yilmaz. It was an important victory considering Besiktas have lost six of their last eight away matches in all competitions.

Besiktas News


Central midfielder Dorukhan Tokoz and right-back Douglas are still injured for Besiktas. Yalcin has options in the wing and attacking midfield positions with Adem Ljajic, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, Tyler Boyd and Jeremain Lens all options.

Besiktas Starting Line Up


L. Karius, C. Erkin, G. Gönül, D. Vida, Víctor Ruíz, A. Hutchinson, Mohamed Elneny, G. N'Koudou, K. Boateng, B. Yılmaz, T. Boyd.

Subs: U. Yuvakuran, R. Yılmaz, E. Roco, G. Yalçın, A. Diaby, N. Uysal, U. Nayir, J. Lens, K. Yılmaz, A. Ljajić.

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Former Besiktas player Sergen Yalcin became their manager in late January (Getty Images)

Galatasaray vs Besiktas Head to Head


Galatasaray have a 101-88 advantage over Besiktas with 82 draws. The home team has won the last five encounters between these Istanbul rivals.

Galatasaray won 2-0 at the Turk Telekom Stadium in May 2019 with Henry Onyekuru and Fernando on target. Besiktas won the recent meeting, a 1-0 home victory with Umut Nayir heading home the winning goal. 

Galatasaray vs Besiktas Betting Odds


Galatasaray are priced at 2.00 to win with a draw listed at 3.50. Besiktas can be backed at 3.75 at bet365.

The home team has won to nil in the last five meetings between these clubs. Galatasaray are paying 3.80 in the win to nil market at Unibet.

Galatasaray have won their last two Super Lig home matches against Besiktas 2-0 which is on my betslip at 10.00 in the correct score market.

Galatasaray vs Besiktas Match Up


Galatasaray have a settled squad with Fatih Terim’s starting side easy to predict. Wingers Henry Onyekuru and Sofiane Feghouli offer pace and trickery with front man Radamel Falcao scoring goals on a regular basis.
Besiktas have a solid squad and made some quality signings this season. The most recent was Kevin-Prince Boateng who has scored twice in five appearances. Besiktas are improving but will be severely tested by Galatasary.

Galatasaray vs Besiktas Stats


  • Galatasaray have won 8 of their last 9 matches (Super Lig).
  • Galatasaray have won their last 7 home matches in all competitions.
  • Galatasaray have won their last 2 home matches against Besiktas 2-0 (Super Lig).
  • Galatasaray’s Radamel Falcao has scored 4 goals in his last 3 matches (Super Lig).
  • Besiktas have lost 6 of their last 8 away matches in all competitions.

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Where can I watch Galatasaray vs Besiktas live streamed online?

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Where is Galatasaray vs Besiktas being played?

Galatasaray vs Besiktas is being played at Turk Telekom Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

When is Galatasaray vs Besiktas being played?

Galatasaray vs Besiktas is being played at 16:00 GMT on Sunday 15 March 2020.

What happened in the last Galatasaray vs Besiktas match at Turk Telekom Stadium?

Galatasaray won 2-0 vs Besiktas in their last match at Turk Telekom Stadium.

What is the Galatasaray starting line up vs Besiktas?

Galatasaray's starting line up vs Besiktas is F. Muslera, Mariano, Marcão Teixeira, R. Donk, S. Feghouli, Y. Belhanda, M. Lemina, J. Seri, M. Saracchi, R. Falcao, H. Onyekuru

What is the Besiktas starting line up vs Galatasaray?

Besiktas' starting line up vs Galatasaray is L. Karius, C. Erkin, G. Gönül, D. Vida, Víctor Ruíz, A. Hutchinson, Mohamed Elneny, G. N'Koudou, K. Boateng, B. Yılmaz, T. Boyd.

Verdict

Galatasaray have been impressive at Turk Telekom Stadium and home advantage can help secure victory. Besiktas are improving but this match might come too soon in their development under Sergen Yalcin.

Best Bet: Galatasaray Win Full Time Result Market @2.00 at William Hill - 3 Units
Value Bet: Galatasaray Win to Nil Win to Nil Market @3.80 at Unibet - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Galatasaray Win 2-0 Correct Score Market @10.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Galatasaray bossed the match at Turk Telekom Stadium but were unable to score against Besiktas with the game ending 0-0.
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