Besiktas – Sivasspor: friendly match
On September 1, Istanbul will host a friendly match “Besiktas” – “Sivasspor”. The third and fourth teams of the past season will meet against each other. The hosts have already managed to hold one official match in this short offseason and lost it safely, while for the guests today’s game will be the first after a month’s vacation. What can we expect from this fight? Read our forecast.
Besiktas was incredibly lucky twice last season. Firstly, because of the ban of UEFA for participation in European competitions, the ticket to qualification from Trabzonspor passed to the Black Eagles. Secondly, it was important for the club to win in the last round and hope that Sivasspor will lose points. The stars converged: the team finished third and had the opportunity to compete for a spot in the Champions League main draw.
And how ineptly this opportunity “black and white” took advantage of, losing without options to the Greek PAOK with a score of 1: 3. When you miss three unanswered goals in half an hour, it is almost impossible to count on success, you can only hope for a miracle. Now the club still has to go through two qualifying rounds in the Europa League.
Ironically, Sivasspor has already got there directly, so they have nothing to worry about, and they can calmly prepare for the start of the season. Yes, maybe they hoped for qualification in the Champions League, but objectively speaking, the club had few chances to qualify for the grid. So everything is natural, but in the end you don’t even need to spend extra energy on going through two rounds in the Europa League.
On the other hand, the fourth place last season may be an incentive to reach new heights. The best result in the history of Sivasspor’s existence is silver in 2009. Why not repeat it at least?
Last season “Besiktas” lost both face-to-face meetings to the “brave” – 0: 3 away and 1: 2 at home;
Sivasspor and Besiktas are among the top five teams in terms of conceded goals – 38 and 40 conceded goals, respectively.
19.01.20 Besiktas Sivaspor 12
08/17/19 Sivaspor Besiktas thirty
04/22/19 Sivaspor Besiktas 12
11.11.18 Besiktas Sivaspor 12
05/19/18 Besiktas Sivaspor 5: 1
12/23/17 Sivaspor Besiktas 2: 1
Considering the fact that the main task for the teams is to set the form, there is every reason to believe that the meeting will be held in an open manner. In Turkey, in principle, they do not play indoor football, plus both sides will most likely resort to a large rotation during the game. So we expect to see a lot of balls from both sides.
Our forecast is that both will score and the total is over (2.5) with odds of 1.65 from BC League Betting.