Beşiktaş predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 36
- Winning Bets: 12
- Average Odds: 2.18
- Overall Stake : 262
- Profit: 179.21
- Yield: -31.6 %
Out of Turkey’s 3 biggest clubs, Besiktas are the only ones who managed to stay in the Top 3 over the past few seasons.
One on hand, they were the least affected by the sudden turmoil the Super Lig. On the other, they still haven’t recorded a finish better than 3rd place since the championship victory in 2016/17. These are uncertain times in this league, which is generally bad news for betting.
For whatever reason, though their odds for taking the season are much longer than for the other clubs of the Big 3.
Online bookmakers price a victory at 7.00 – compared to Galatasaray’s 2.60 and Fenerbahce’s 2.50, it seems like quite a leap even though Besiktas outperformed both of them in 2019/20. If you play your cards right, a smart outright Super Lig bet can bring incredible value.
Besiktas Key Players
Midfielder Adem Ljajic turned out to be an excellent choice going into 2019/20, and is now one of Besiktas’ most highly prized assets.
Domagoj Vida is another noted player – a stalwart defender who’s been instrumental in maintaining the team’s concession rate. Still, the defensive side of things could use some work. To that end, Francisco Montero has been loaned from Atletico Madrid, while Josef was signed as a defensive midfielder.
Other important loans include Leicester's Rachid Ghezzal and Sporting CP’s wingback Valentin Rosier. Overall, the lineup seems fairly balanced and flexible, though some of last year’s squad members are sure to be missed.
For example, Mohamed Elneny was returned to Arsenal, and Abdoulay Diaby went back to Sporting.
Rivalries that can measure up to those between the three Istanbul clubs, the three greatest clubs in Turkey, are very rare. There is great enmity between them, and there can be no doubt that Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are Besiktas’s greatest rivals, though the one between those two is significantly greater than those they contest against Besiktas.
Very few cities in the world can boast about having three clubs that are the greatest in the country at the same time, and their local rivalry being so fierce at the national level too. Fenerbahce are the most successful club when it comes to league triumphs, having been crowned national champions 28 times in total. Galatasaray follow them with 23, while Besiktas have 20.
The last time any club outside the trio won the title was Bursaspor in 2009/10.
The club was formed as an offspring of the Besiktas Ottoman Gymnastics Club in 1911, as football slowly started taking supreme popularity over sports like gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, fencing and athletics, which were the main areas of their activity beforehand. Its growth was temporarily stopped as a number of players went off to be involved in Balkan Wars, as well as World War I.
In 1924, they entered the Istanbul Football League along with Fenerbahce and Galatasaray and won the title in its inaugural season. They’ve been a regular feature of the Super Lig since its inception in 1959, and the 1970s were the only decade that saw them miss out on the title completely.
Apart from the 20 league titles, they’ve won the Turkish Cup nine times, but their greatest international success remains reaching the European Cup quarterfinals in 1986/87.