Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir / Turkish Super Lig – Turkish championship reached the 28th round and this match shapes the very top of table, although difference between the two teams is big 11 points. Basaksehir is leading team of the Turkish Super Lig and third-placed Besiktas cannot catch with it anymore, but in between them is Galatasaray, which Besiktas wants to catch while Basaksehir to escape. Both teams are in equally good shape, while Basaksehir won their match played in the first part of season by 1-0.
Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir begins 13.04.2019 at 18:00 CET
Besiktas plays well recently and it has nine-game unbeaten streak, where they lost the last time in the Cup. Besiktas is undefeated in last 10 rounds of the Turkish championship and it drew only three times in the same period. However, despite all those successes it dropped from the title race. Besiktas hopes to end up at the second place and reach the Champions League next season although Galatasaray has five points more. They won three previous matches and were especially good against Rizspor whom they won by 7-2. Kagawa is back in the starting line-up, while out of action are injured Quaresma, Adriano and Pektemek.
Probable lineups Besiktas: Karius – Gonul, Vida, Isimat-Mirin, Caner Erkin – Medel, Hutchinson, Tokoz – Kagawa, Ljajic – Burak Yilmaz
Basaksehir is marching toward winning a new title but there is no room for relaxation. They are out of Besiktas reach but Galatasaray can still catch with them, with which they have to play once more before the end of season. Still, Basaksehir has six points more and if they stay undefeated now it would be a major step toward the champion title. They lost just two matches by now, where they lost the second one at the beginning of December 2018. In most recent period Basaksehir mostly wins and occasionally draws. Two rounds ago they played away with Kayserispor and they pulled off the draw 1-1 literally in last seconds of match. In the previous round they routinely won Konyaspor 2-0. Turan and Inler are still out of action.
Probable lineups Basaksehir: Gunok – Caicara, Tekdemir, Tasci, Clichy – Belozoglu, Kahveci – Visca, Mossoro, Elia – Robinho
Besiktas vs Istanbul Basaksehir PICK
Besiktas wants to reach at least the second place by the end of season, which is why it needs points from this match. Basaksehir is the leading team and is very tough nut to crack, although they do have some weaknesses. We give advantage to the home team but we should add that a draw is pretty realistic outcome too.
Pick: Asian handicap 0 Besiktas
Odds: 1.65 at bethard (down to 1.57 can be played)
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