Basaksehir Vs Besiktas Betting Tip: Besiktas Win – 12 March 2021

Super Lig leaders to depose reigning champs

Turkey Istanbul Basaksehir Vs Besiktas Turkey

Friday 12th March 2021 – 16:00
Turkish Super Lig
Pick: Besiktas to WIN
Odds: 21/20
Bookmaker: BetVictor
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 9th March 2021)

Preview: An intriguing match-up in prospect at Fatih Terim Stadium, the residence of reigning Turkish Super Lig champions Istanbul Basaksehir who are faltering badly in defence of their title. Next up for the holders is a meeting with the current league leaders, Besiktas.

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Basaksehir – Heroes to zero in the space of a season?

From capturing the Turkish Super Lig title in 2019/20 – the first in the club’s mere 30-year existence – to beating Manchester United in November here at their Fatih Terim Stadium in the group stage of the Champions League. It seems quite remarkable to think this team find themselves in the predicament that they do, lurching three points above the relegation zone ahead of facing the current league leaders.

Basaksehir (W7 D8 L13) are truly in the midst of an horrendous league campaign. Posting a miserly 30 goals from 28 Super Lig fixtures, despite allowing more (45) than all bar three sides. Moreover, last Sunday’s 1-0 scoreline away to rock-bottom Genclerbirligi – courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from Demba Ba – stopped in its tracks a 10-match winless sequence (D4 L6) that went right back to 10 January.

The Gray Owls (Boz Baykuslar) most recent league win on home soil, meanwhile, dates back to 6 January. Another slender 1-0 scoreline, this time over an Erzurum BB outfit currently third-from-bottom. They have since failed to win in six Super Lig home matches (D3 L3), where they have so far lost all five match-ups when hosting a side who begun this latest round inside the top-eight.


Besiktas Win To Nil



Besiktas – Pursuit of first title in four years gathering pace?

With the previous leaders stuttering, the Black Eagles are the team in the ascendancy, now two points clear of Galatasaray who are without a win in their last two Super Lig outings. Conversely, Besiktas (W19 D3 L5) are flying after recording their fifth successive win – four of those were without conceding, scoring ten – with a 2-1 victory at home to a Gaziantep outfit enjoying a stellar 2020/21 themselves in seventh.

Not since December 2019 has this team experienced winning six straight matches in Turkey’s top division. They did, however, go close earlier in the season, seeing another five-match winning sequence end when leaving Hatayspor, currently sixth, with only a 2-2 draw in January. On this occasion, though, Sergen Yalcin’s men are fancied to get over the line, against the team languishing three points above the drop zone.

In the reverse fixture, it was Besiktas who were unsurprisingly the dominant side, soaring into a 3-0 lead at Vodafone Park before withstanding some late pressure following two late Basaksehir strikes. The teams headed in polar opposition directions thereafter, though, with the current Super Lig pacesetters winning 13 of their last 16 top-flight fixtures, going unbeaten away from home since December (W5 D2).

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Basaksehir Vs Besiktas Betting Advice

This fixture leans heavily in favour of the hosts, with there being no away winner in twelve consecutive Super Lig meetings since a 2-1 success in November 2014 for Besiktas. The latter, despite falling to a loss on each of their past four visits to Basaksehir, will rate their chances on this particular occasion though: Friday’s visitors top the Super Lig and are in tremendous form.


Basaksehir Vs Besiktas – Key Facts:

  • Whereas Basaksehir are toiling in 16th, having recorded one win in their past 11 Super Lig matches, Besiktas are top of the table and seeking a sixth successive win.
  • Basaksehir have gone seven home matches (W1 D3 L3) without netting more than once. Besiktas have restricted six of their previous seven hosts (W5 D2) to no more than a solitary goal.
  • No visiting side has clinched victory in the past 12 Super Lig meetings between these clubs, though Besiktas were the last to so (a 2-1 win in November 2014).


Besiktas arrive at Fatih Terim Stadium boasting a wealth of momentum. The current Super Lig leaders are on a run of five straight wins, with their only goal conceded during this spell a late consolation. Moreover, the visitors are without defeat in their last seven road fixtures (W5). Now facing a struggling Basaksehir with one win in eleven (D4 L6), and none at home in six, it would be a surprise if this doesn’t follow the form book.

Best Betting Odds – Basaksehir Vs Besiktas

Basaksehir – 29/10 (BetFred)
Draw – 12/5 (Betfair)
Besiktas – 21/20 (BetVictor)