On September 24, Besiktas at the home arena will host an opponent from Portugal, Rio Ave, as part of the Europa League qualification, and we have prepared a forecast for this confrontation. What to expect from the match?
The Turkish club took the third place in the domestic championship, which allowed it to compete for reaching the group stage of the Champions League, although it did not work out very well, since the guys of Sergen Yalcin lost in qualification to PAOK (1: 3).
Of course, for a team of this level with a long history, this failure is a real failure, but the European cups are not over, because there will be an opportunity to prove themselves in the Europa League, so not everything is so bad and there is an opportunity to rehabilitate.
“Besiktas” will enter the home field as the favorite, although there is no doubt that the “black eagles” will face a difficult test, as “Rio Ave” is a team with character.
Carlos Carvalyala’s team managed to jump into the last car of the Europa League, that is, they took fifth place in the Portuguese championship, while the closest rival was only one point behind.
Riu Ave had a good preparation and in the previous qualifying round calmly passed Borac Banja Luka (2: 0). The team completely dominated the field, although they played away. Total pressure and quick transitions from defense to attack helped to win.
Now the Portuguese club is waiting for a serious battle against the uncompromising Besiktas, also in Istanbul, so you shouldn’t even count on an easy walk. In a word, there will be a cut.
“Besiktas” has not lost for three matches.
In the last five matches with the participation of Rio Ave, the total of 3 goals has never been broken.
Last season, the Black Eagles ended their performance in the Europa League group stage.
Most likely, “Besiktas” will act as the first number, because the match will be held at the home arena “Vodafone Park”, plus the team is extremely motivated after leaving the Champions League.
In such a situation , Rio Ave is left to act defensively and wait for its chance, that is, count on counterattacks, and since the game of the Portuguese club is tailored for defensive football, we assume that the total will not be broken.
Our prediction – total under 3 goals per odds 1.50 in bookmaker 1xBet