Besiktas vs Galatasaray Betting Preview – 02/12/18

Besiktas vs Galatasaray Betting Preview – 02/12/18

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Besiktas vs Galatasaray

The Istanbul derby takes place on Sunday when Galatasaray travel across the city to take on Besiktas at the Vodafone Stadymu. Both sides come into this game needing a win if they want to close in on league leaders Istanbul Basaksehir in the Turkish Super Lig.

Besiktas made it three wins in a row in all competitions with their late Europa League win in Sarpsborg on Thursday night. The Turkish giants were two goals down after just six minutes but managed to turn it round through goals from Vagner Love and a double from Jermaine Lens, including a 90th minute winner. They’ll know that they need to be at their best here and look to leapfrog their neighbours with a win here.

Besiktas currently sit 4th in the Super Lig, just three points behind Sunday’s opponents and nine points off the top. The home side have been in good form in front of goal so far this season, with 24 goals in their 13 league matches so far this season. They’re the second highest scorers in the league and were dominant 4-1 winners over Ankaragucu in their last league outing, so expect goals in this one. Over 2.5 goals could therefore be a good bet here, which is best priced at William Hill at 17/20.

Wagner Love comes into this looking to add to his goal in the Europa League on Thursday. The forward came off the bench to level the scores and that’s expected to earn him a start for this massive game. Wagner Love has three goals in his six appearances so far in the Super Lig this season so will be looking to add to that tally on Sunday. Wagner Love is best priced at 7/5 with Betway to score anytime whilst he’s available at 9/2 with Betfair if you fancy him to get the first goal in this one.

Besiktas will take confidence from this fixture last season. The home side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners the last time these two sides met at the Vodafone Stadymu so will be hoping for a similar result on Sunday. Besiktas are favourites for this clash and are best priced at 3/4 with Bet365, William Hill and Betvictor to pick up the win here.

Fatih Terim takes his Galatasaray side into the Istanbul derby off the back of just one win in their last eight matches in all competitions. They were beaten comfortably by Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday which ended their chances of qualifying for the knockout stages so will be desperate to bounce back in the best possible way here.

Winger Henry Onyekuru could be one to watch here for Galatasaray. The Nigerian has four goals so far in the league this season and will be looking to add to that tally here. Onyekuru scored twice in Galatasaray’s last league win over Kayserispor so will be hoping to add to that here. The winger is best priced at 3/1 with Betway to get on the scoresheet and is as far out as 17/2 with Betfair to get the opening goal on Sunday.

Galatasaray have been struggling defensively in recent weeks. They’ve kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches so will be hoping they can tighten up at the back for this one. Both teams to score hasn’t landed in the last three times these sides have met so that could be a smart bet to back here. Both teams not to score is best priced at 6/5 with Betvictor if you fancy this run to continue on Sunday.

It’s Galatasaray come into this game as the underdogs. Terim’s side come into this best priced at 17/5 with Unibet to pick up the victory in this clash, with the draw available at 11/4 across multiple bookmakers. If you do fancy Galatasaray to get something out of this clash however, double chance could be a good option which is best priced at 11/20 at Bet365.

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Over 2.5 goals at 17/20 with William Hill – BET HERE

Wagner Love to score at 7/5 with Betway – BET HERE

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