Besiktas vs Sivasspor Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Besiktas
Sivasspor

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Tip Reasoning

Besiktas are still in the Champions League race heading in to the final day of the Super Lig season, but they’re very much the also-rans in a intriguing final day. The top four all kick off at the same time, with the top three pushing for the title. Meanwhile, the champions are four points off the top going in to the weekend, meaning the best they can do is to sneak in to second and return to Europe’s top competition. However, it seems like they’re set for a season in the Europa League, as they face an uphill battle.

The hosts have to win and hope both Fenerbahce and Istanbul Basaksehir slip up at home to move in to the top two, so we don’t expect them to be able to turn things around. Besiktas did impress us in the Champions League earlier this season, topping their group before going out to Bayern Munich. The Turkish side were really entertaining in that run, but they’ve had some issues domestically this season which has held them back.

The hosts have seen most of their problems come on the road, long with all of their five league defeats this season. Besiktas are really solid at the Vodafone Arena, with a 43 game unbeaten run behind them, and 2.63 points per game in front of their own support this term. That does set them up for a strong finish to the campaign, as they look for yet another home victory against Sivasspor this weekend. The visitors come here with nothing to lose after an impressive season took them up to seventh, so can they cause problems in Istanbul this weekend?

The visitors do have defensive worries, after conceding 1.75 goals per game on the road. They may have the best home record outside of the big four, but Sivasspor have big issues on the road, having conceded in 88% of their trips this season. They’re likely to slip up yet again, with Besiktas scoring in 94% of their home matches this season.

However, the visitors have scored in five of their last six at Besiktas, while they’ve found the net at three of the four top five sides they’ve faced this season so far. They scored at home to all of the top six this season, which includes a victory over the champions. We expect Sivasspor to follow that up by causing even more problems for Besiktas, as we’re backing both teams to score in this clash, along with a 3-1 victory for the hosts.

Besiktas Predicted Lineup: Fabri; Gonul, Medel, Vida, Tosic; Ozyakup, Hutchinson; Lens, Talisca, Babel; Larin (4-2-3-1)

Sivasspor Predicted Lineup: Vural; Auremir, Medjani, Boye, Erdal; Thievy, N’Dinga, Saivet, Kilinc; Robinho, Kone  (4-4-2)

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