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Galatasaray vs Beşiktaş – Süper Lig betting tips

Galatasaray S.K. vs Beşiktaş J.K.

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Who? Galatasaray S.K. vs Beşiktaş J.K.

What? Matchweek 26 of Super Lig 2019/20

Where? Türk Telekom Stadium, Istanbul

When? 16:00 GMT,  Sunday 15th March 2020

Watch? beIN Sports 1

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Okan’s Betting Tips – Galatasaray S.K. vs Beşiktaş J.K.

“Istanbul’s derby is one of the most important events in the season for the teams out of the ‘Big Three’. Besiktas comes up as a better team than Galatasaray in last 10 games played between both teams. However, this season The Lions are doing way better job than The Eagles. They are currently unbeaten in the nine home games, they’ve scored in the last 14 league matches and they conceded 12 fewer goals than their opponent. Also, Galatasaray has been playing a quick and aggressive football which translated into fast goals on the pitch. The Yellow-Reds have scored 15 goals in the first half out of 25 in the home games this season. Besiktas is without a doubt a weaker opponent in this clash with a very poor record in the 2019/20 away matches (they won only five out of 12 games). Also, they have the least draws this season, only four. It’s always hard to predict and give a verdict on a football match when it comes to clubs like Galatasaray and Besiktas playing with each other. Both teams are very competitive, so it’s very likely to see a huge exchange of fire.”

  1. Galatasaray – 23/20*
  2. First Galatasaray to Score – 3/4*
  3. Galatasaray to Score in Both Halves – 2/1*
  4. Win to Nil Galatasaray – 14/5*
  5. Multibet Exact Score (1-0, 2-0, or 2-1) – 5/2*

*Odds as of March 15th at 11:00 GMT and subject to change

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Match Preview – Galatasaray S.K. vs Besiktas J.K.

The almighty rivals Galatasaray and Besiktas will go head-to-head in the Sunday’s Istanbul derby in the Matchweek 26 of the Turkish Süper Lig 2019/20. 

Galatasaray S.K

The Lions are currently sitting in 3rd place in the Turkish Süper Lig with six points ahead of Besiktas. They have 49 points from 25 matches so far this season. They have recorded 14 wins, seven draws, and four losses with Fatih Terim in charge. The club can be proud of many statistics this season. For example, The Yellow-Reds received the most penalties in the league (10) and missed only one of them. Moreover, they are unbeaten in home league matches since 1st December 2019.

Team News

The hosts are without one of the most important defensive players, Christian Luyindama, due to his knee injury. Moreover, The Lions will be playing without the likes of Yuto Nagatomo and Adem Büyük – club’s second-best scoring player in the league (six goals in 21 matches).

Galatasaray conceded the least goals in the league – 20, and only eight of them were conceded in 13 home games this season. (SofaScore)

Besiktas J.K.

Besiktas is currently in 5th place in the Turkish Süper Lig. They have 43 points from 25 matches so far this season. They have recorded 13 wins, four draws, and eight losses with Sergen Yalcin in charge.

Team News

The visitors are without their 23 years old Turkish midfielder Dorukhan Toköz and FC Barcelona’s former right-back Douglas.

Besiktas lost more matches (6) than won (5) in away games. (SofaScore)

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Key Players

Galatasaray – Radamael Falcao 

Colombian No. 9 has hit the net nine times in 13 league games in 2019/20. Falcao missed approximately three months of play this season due to several injuries. Since coming back to the squad on the 13th of February 2020 he has scored four goals in four consecutive league games. Former Atletico Madrid and Manchester United player is club’s first choice in taking penalties. 

Besiktas – Burak Yilmaz 

34-years-old Turkish striker despite his age is still one of the crucial parts of Black Eagles’ starting lineup. 11 goals and 3 assists in 19 league games so far this season is a very impressive statistic. Additionally, Burak Yilmaz is the first choice in taking penalties for Besiktas. He has a perfect record with no missed penalties (6) in the Süper Lig 2019/20. 

Head-to-Head Record

27 Oct 2019 BJK 1-0 GAL Süper Lig
05 May 2019 GAL 2-0 BJK Süper Lig
02 Dec 2018 BJK 1-0 GAL Süper Lig
29 Apr 2018 GAL 2-0 BJK Süper Lig
02 Dec 2017 BJK 3-0 GAL Süper Lig

Source – SofaScore

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Okan is currently working on his bachelor degree from Business&Marketing in Football. Okan is a huge sports enthusiast and fan of both Galatasaray and Manchester United.

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