The Super Lig tie at Konya Büyükşehir Belediye Stadyumu on Sunday will see home side Konyaspor do battle with Beşiktaş.
Our Konyaspor v Beşiktaş tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (inc. the best betting odds).
Konyaspor will play in this game after a 1-1 Super Lig draw against MKE Ankaragücü.
In that match, Konyaspor had 45% possession and 6 shots at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Konyaspor was Ahmet Oğuz (28'). At the other end, Ankaragucu got 14 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Riad Bajić (3') scored for MKE Ankaragücü.
Konyaspor haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target in each and every one of their last 6 games.
They’ve managed to rack up 7 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 5.
Coming into this meeting, Konyaspor have not emerged victorious against Beşiktaş in their previous 3 matches in the league.
Beşiktaş will come into the match following on from a 2-1 Super Lig win against Kayserispor in their last outing.
In that match, Beşiktaş managed 63% possession and 21 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. For Beşiktaş, the goals were scored by Vincent Aboubakar (56') and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (62'). At the other end, Kayserispor got 7 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Carlos Mané (47') was the scorer for Kayserispor.
Throughout their 6 previous matches, Şenol Güneş's Beşiktaş have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 9 times thus earning them the goals per game average of 1.5.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 27/09/2020, there has been little to separate the clubs with Konyaspor winning 2 of those games, Beşiktaş 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 10 from Konyaspor and 8 belonging to Kara Kartallar. That’s an average goals per game of 3.
The previous league game between these sides was Super Lig match day 38 on 07/06/2023 when it finished Beşiktaş 3-3 Konyaspor.
In that match, Beşiktaş had 60% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The scorers were Gedson Fernandes (6'), Jackson Muleka (41') and Tayfur Bingöl (62').
At the other end, Konyaspor got 6 shots at goal with 3 on target. Oğulcan Ülgün (45'), Mahir Emreli (47') and Pozuelo (50') scored.
The referee was Umit Öztürk.
Team News: Konyaspor
Bruno Paz (Muscle Injury), Sokol Cikalleshi (Hamstring Injury) and Muhammet Demir (Cruciate Ligament Surgery) won’t be playing for Konyaspor gaffer Aleksandar Stanojević.
It looks as if Konyaspor look set to make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation for this game featuring Paul Bernardoni, Ahmet Oguz, Ugurcan Yazgili, Francisco Calvo, Guilherme Haubert, Adil Demirbag, Soner Dikmen, Ogulcan Ülgün, Steven N'Zonzi, Marlos Moreno and Nélson Oliveira.
Team News: Beşiktaş
We reckon that Kara Kartallar appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to Mert Günok, Onur Bulut, Eric Bailly, Omar Colley, Arthur Masuaku, Amir Hadziahmetovic, Salih Ucan, Rachid Ghezzal, A. Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cenk Tosun and Vincent Aboubakar.
Our feeling is that Konyaspor might need a bit of good fortune to see themselves scoring against this Beşiktaş team who we think will likely win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good tussle with a 0-1 winning score for Beşiktaş when all is said and done.
Should be interesting.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Konya Büyükşehir Belediye Stadyumu (42,000)
Captain: Ibrahim Šehić
Chairman: Fatih Özgökçen
Manager: Aleksandar Stanojević
Competitions: Super Lig position 8
⭐ Key Man: Sokol Çikalleshi
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Sokol Çikalleshi was born in Kavajë, Albania. Having made a first senior appearance for Besa Kavajë in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 3 league goals in the Süper Lig 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.