Turkish League Previews & Predictions 24 Round-Up
The Turkish League Round of 24 saw the title race open wide up after Besiktas were held to a 2-2 draw.
Our tips did pretty well for the second week running. Four of our five picks won taking our overall season tally to 21 Wins and 8 Losses.
Galatasaray v Genclerbirligi – Prediction: Galatasaray Win WIN
Galatasaray beat Genclerbirligi 3-2 thanks to a last-gasp free-kick from Selcuk Inan. The Lions have now won by a 3-2 scoreline in consecutive games for the first time in 1977. Recently appointed manager Igor Tudor has definitely been working on increasing the physical capability of his side and he is more than happy to try and outscore his opponent rather than play defensive football. From a betting perspective Galatasaray are starting to develop a winning mentality again which is good news for backers as their odds have been priced long recently after an unpredictable few months. Also another betting angle worth keeping an eye on is the goals market. We will be keeping a close eye on Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 goals odds for the next round of games. The goal markets could be pretty interesting to try out some live web betting considering the Lions have scored late goals for two weeks running.
Konyaspor v Basaksehir – Prediction: Basaksehir Draw no Bet WIN
Basaksehir are the gift that keeps giving. The Istanbul minnows are unbeaten in 31 of their last 33 league games. Anyone who has been betting solely on Basaksehir to not to lose will be well and truly in profit this season. Abdullah Avci’s boys are well and truly in the title race just two points behind league leaders Besiktas.
Besiktas v Kayserispor – Prediction: Besiktas Win LOSS
Besiktas have been grinding out results over the past few weeks but they have not been at their best. The Black Eagles have looked a little jaded and it showed against Kayserispor. The visitors held Besiktas to a 2-2 draw. Perhaps playing in the Europa League is starting to take its toll on the Istanbul giants. The fantastic four of Talisca, Quaresma, Babel and Cenk (Aboubakar) are still firing but Besiktas’ defence continues to be a comedy of errors. It may be best to be careful when considering Besiktas as a betting option until after the international break.
Rizespor v Antalyaspor – Prediction: Antalyaspor Draw No Bet WIN
Antalyaspor returned to winning ways. Samuel Eto’o returned and with him so did the goals. The former Barcelona man did not get on the scoresheet himself but he did setup the Scorpions goal which proved to be decisive in the 2-1 victory.
Akhisar v Trabzonspor – Prediction: Trabzonspor Win WIN
If you were to draw up a league table based on 2017 Trabzonspor would be first. They continue to offer great value and we will continue riding this train until it derails.