Besiktas vs Braga Betting Tips - Braga can make it four straight on the road

Braga have won their last 3 Europa League away matches
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Besiktas met Braga in the 2nd round of the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

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Vodafone Park is no longer the fortress it was as Besiktas host Braga in the UEFA Europa League. The Turkish club have lost five of their last seven Europa League matches and could struggle in Istanbul against a talented Braga attack.

Besiktas Form 


Besiktas have been poor this season but are unbeaten in their last two Turkish Super Lig matches. A 2-0 home win against Alanyaspor was followed by a 0-0 draw at Ankaragucu. That leaves Abdullah Avci’s side 12th in the Super Lig which is far below their expectations.

The Black Eagles have lost both matches in the Europa League. A 4-2 loss at Slovan Bratislava was followed by a 1-0 home defeat against Wolves. Besiktas have now lost five of their last seven Europa League matches.

Besiktas News


Adem Ljajic has been one of Besiktas’ best players but has not had much support. The injury to striker Burak Yilmaz has hurt and he is still out alongside midfielders Oguzhan Özyakup, Dorukhan Toköz, central defender Víctor Ruiz and attacker Abdoulay Diaby.

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Besiktas lost their last UEFA Europa League match at Vodafone Park against Wolverhampton Wanderers (Getty Images)

Braga Form


Braga are unbeaten in their last seven matches in all competitions, the latest a 3-1 win at Leça in the Portuguese Cup. Wilson Eduardo (2) and Ricardo Horta scored the goals in Braga’s third straight win.

Braga’s Europa League campaign is off to a good start after a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton and 2-2 home draw against Slovan Bratislava. It was a hard draw to take with Braga having 62% possession, more shots (14-5) and enough chances to win.

The result snapped a five match winning streak in the Europa League stretching back to the qualifiers. Braga have won their last three away matches in the competition and won’t be worried about playing in Turkey.

Braga News


Goalkeeper Tiago Sá joins central defenders Wallace, Raúl Silva and Vítor Tormena on the sidelines. Manager Ricardo Sá Pinto has plenty of depth in that area with the Brazilian defensive duo of Bruno Viana and Pablo Santos likely to start.

Ricardo Horta and André Horta have been providing regular goals and assists while Paulinho has scored five goals in 10 appearances. Fellow attackers Galeno and Wilson Eduardo could feature depending on Braga’s formation.

Besiktas vs Braga Head to Head


Besiktas vs Braga met in the 2nd round of the Europa League in the 2011-12 season. Besiktas won 2-0in Portugal before Braga won 1-0 in Turkey. 

Besiktas vs Braga Betting Odds


Braga are narrow favourites with bet365 at odds of 2.45 to win. Besiktas have lost their last three home matches in the Europa League and can be backed at 2.75.

A draw is currently paying 3.40 while BTTS No is priced at 2.00. Besiktas have failed to score in their last two home matches in the Europa League and seen BTTS No in both matches against Braga.

Besiktas vs Braga Match Up


Besiktas are a shadow of their former selves and a trip to the Vodafone Arena no longer terrifies opponents. Braga are continually underrated in Portugal and Europa and will fancy their chances in Istanbul.

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Sporting Braga have won their last 3 away matches in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)

Besiktas vs Braga Stats


  • Besiktas have lost their last 3 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Besiktas have lost 5 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Besiktas have failed to score in their last 2 home matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Braga have won 5 of their last 6 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Braga have won their last 3 away matches (UEFA Europa League).

Besiktas vs Braga

Where is Besiktas vs Braga?

Besiktas vs Braga is at Vodafone Park in Istanbul, Turkey.

Where is Besiktas vs Braga?

Besiktas vs Braga is on at 18.55 CET on Thursday 24 October 2019.

Has Braga played at Besiktas before?

Yes, Braga played at Besiktas in the 2011-12 UEFA Europa League Second Round on Thursday 23 February 2012. Braga won 1-0 at Vodafone Park with Lima scoring the winning goal.

Verdict

Besiktas have lost both Europa League matches and are no longer a formidable force at home. Braga have a deep squad, a variety of attackers that can provide goals and are backed to win.

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Best Bet: Braga Win @ 2.45 at bet365 - 3 Units

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Braga too good as predicted with a handy 2-1 win in Turkey.
24 Oct 2019

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