Galatasaray head to Vodafone Park on Sunday for the Super Lig tie with hosts Beşiktaş.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Beşiktaş v Galatasaray are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
Beşiktaş enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Super Lig drawn match versus Hatayspor.
For Beşiktaş, the goalscorers were Vincent Aboubakar (6') and Cyle Larin (41'). Aaron Boupendza (7', 23') scored for Hatayspor.
Fixtures featuring Beşiktaş have tended to be exciting encounters lately with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 18 of them belonging to Kara Kartallar.
Analysis of their past results shows that Beşiktaş:
- haven't lost in the league to Galatasaray in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
Galatasaray will go into this game after a 6-0 Super Lig win in the defeat of Gençlerbirliği in their previous match.
For Galatasaray, the scorers were Mbaye Diagne (1'), Younès Belhanda (30', 44', 45'), Oğulcan Çağlayan (64') and Ryan Babel (67').
Indicating their appetite for high-scoring encounters, we’ve seen goals 22 times in the previous 6 matches in which Galatasaray have taken to the field, making it a mean average of 3.67 goals per fixture. Their opponents have got 7 from this total. That sort of pattern might not follow through here, of course.
Going into this one, Galatasaray have not won against Beşiktaş when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 02/12/2017 shows us that Beşiktaş have won 3 of them and Galatasaray 2, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
An aggregate of 9 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 5 of them from Kara Kartallar and 4 being from Cimbom. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The previous league contest between these clubs was Super Lig match day 26 on 15/03/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Galatasaray 0-0 Beşiktaş.
The referee was Abdulkadir Bitigen.
Team News: Beşiktaş
Beşiktaş manager Sergen Yalçın has no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from. Suspended players who are serving a ban for this game are Muhayer Oktay and Welinton.
Team News: Galatasaray
Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim has to currently contend with reduced team options. Emre Tasdemir (Thigh muscle rupture), Falcao (Thigh muscle rupture) and Omar Elabdellaoui (Eye Injury) won’t be making appearances. Batuhan Sen will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the view that Galatasaray will surely be able to score against this Beşiktaş outfit, but that possibly won’t quite be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Beşiktaş when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s see what happens here.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vodafone Park (41,903)
Captain: Atiba Hutchinson
Chairman: Ahmet Nur Çebi
Manager: Sergen Yalçın
Competitions: Super Lig position 1
⭐ Star Man: Vincent Aboubakar
Customarily taking to the field in the Striker position, Vincent Aboubakar was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Having made his senior debut playing for Cotonsport Garoua in the 2009 - 2010 season, the talented Forward has got 9 league goals in the Süper Lig 2020 - 2021 season to date in 13 appearances.