Although I have had a traumatizing experience recently with my Super League picks, I couldn’t help myself and here I am with another prediction from Turkey. This time I will analyze the derby between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe. A rivalry with 100-year history! Let’s try to guess who will be victorious this time.
The 4th placed Beşiktaş, have won 17 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 10 times this season. They are trailing the 3rd placed Sivasspor by only 1 point. Their dream to participate in the Champions League continues and it is a must to win the remaining two fixtures. In the last round, they managed to beat Yeni Malatyaspor on the road; however, their performance was heavily criticized. Nevertheless, as long as they get points, I do not think “performance” really matters at this point. Last week, Beşiktaş were without some of the key players. Burak Yılmaz and Atiba Hutchinson are expected to have their place back in the starting lineup in the derby. Even the presence of the experienced striker Burak Yılmaz will cause trouble for the struggling defense of Fenerbahçe.
As to the visitors, I must admit that it is hard to find any positive remark. Having won 14 times, drawn 8 times, and lost 10 times, Fenerbahçe have gathered 50 points this season. In the last round, they were handed over another disappointing defeat by Sivasspor. Sivasspor found plenty of goal chances and the result would have been different if they had converted these. Ozan Tufan will be the makeshift center defender again in this match. It wouldn’t be absurd to claim that they will have hard time defending the attacks of the Black Eagles from the get-go.
Although Fenerbahçe are far more superior if you look at the recent h2h results, Beşiktaş have the upper-hand this time. They will be fighting to secure their place in the top 4. If Sivasspor lose any point, they will even overtake the 3rd spot. That’s why my pick is Beşiktaş -0.25 AH. Register for the best betting software now and enjoy the best odds and limits in the market!