Besiktas v Braga Betting Tip Besiktas – 24 October 2019

Besiktas to get crucial win

TurkeyBesiktas vs BragaPortugal
24th October 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Besiktas
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 109/50 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 23 October)

Besiktas vs Braga Live Stats & Betting Odds

It may just be the third game of the section but it’s already must win territory for Besiktas who are without a point. Braga are unbeaten after two matches and will travel in confident mood.

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Besiktas Preview – Can Besiktas put disappointing start behind them and register first win of the section?

It’s been a really underwhelming start to the season for Besiktas under Abdullah Avci who only joined the club in the summer. Avci was poached from rivals Istanbul Basaksehir who have shown real improvement over the last few seasons. That same improvement is slow to come around at his current employers, however, both domestically and in Europe. The Turkish giants are well off the pace in their league – a full eight points behind Alanyaspor. They have only won two of their first eight games and it already looks like being another toiling campaign. It’s not been much better in the Europa League either where they remain pointless after the first two round of games. A 4-2 defeat to the surprise package of the group Slovan Bratislava and then last-minute agony at home to Wolves last time out means they have it all to do.

Under 2.5 goals

Braga Preview – Are Braga going to reap more misery on opponents and take a further step to finishing in the top two?

Braga’s Europa League campaign started way back at the beginning of August and they continue to go strong in the competition. The Portuguese club have yet to taste defeat in any of their six games and have won five of them. Braga’s one disappointment would be that they have not won all six if their games having drawn at home to Slovan Bratislava last time out. For long periods it looks as though they would be coming into this game with six points but conceding a late equalizer put paid to that. Braga started the campaign with an excellent 1-0 win away to Portugal, a club who themselves have a big Portuguese contingent. If they can take a result from this intimidating venue then they will be in a really strong position to progress from this group.

Key-Facts – Besiktas vs Braga

  • Besiktas have struggled in all competitions so far this season and need to take three points from this to remain in the hunt for qualification
  • Braga are unbeaten in the Europa League so far and look well placed to fill one of the top two positions
  • This teams met in the knockout phase of the 2011/12 Europa League with Besiktas winning 2-1 on aggregate

Besiktas vs Braga Betting Advice

When this draw was made Besiktas and Braga were the two teams who had the most experience of European football. That experience has not helped the Turkish club yet and they will need to call upon all of their qualities if they are to overturn this poor start. Braga will be pleased with how things have went so far but they will also feel they could be in an even stronger position.
For all Besiktas’ struggles this season they have lost just once at home and that was against Wolves earlier this month. Their home form in the league is also very strong with their last defeat coming last November. That’s the task that Braga have ahead of them but it will not be overly for daunting for a team who have performed so well in this competition. It’s really all or nothing for Besiktas now and that motivation, allied with an excellent home record, can see them through to three points.