Super Lig rivals Osmanlispor and Besiktas go head-to-head in the Turkish Cup this week, with the home side overturn a 4-1 deficit from the first leg. However, with Besiktas being the firm favourites to make it through to the quarter finals of the competition, many are predicting that the visitors will make light work of their opponents.
Turkish Cup – Osmanlispor v Besiktas – Osmanlı Stadium, Ankara – Wednesday 17th January – 17:30 UK Time
Best Odd of: 5/2 at William Hill
Best Odd of: 3 at Unibet
Best Odd of: 9/10 at Unibet
With Besiktas having registered a 4-1 success in front of their home fans at the end of 2017, the Turkish giants are the favourites once again when they take on Osmanlispor at the Osmanli Stadium on Wednesday evening. Despite their significant advantage from the first leg of the tie, there are still a number of appealing betting markets surrounding this match. For those looking to place a bet on the clash, be sure to check out our top tip below. However, let’s start by taking a closer look at the two teams, starting with the home side.
Osmanlispor Team News & Form
Osmanlispor won their last Super Lig match of 2017 against Akhisarspor, moving them up to 14th in the standings, still just two points above the relegation zone. Mangaer Irfan Ruz will be more than aware of the task ahead of him this week, with the home side requiring at least three goals to be in with a chance of making it through to the next round of the Turkey Cup. The hosts will be looking to leading scorer Serdar Gurler, who has seven goals in the Turkish top flight so far this season. Elsewhere, former Leeds United striker Souleymane Doukara could provide another attacking option for the hosts.
Besiktas Team News & Form
Besiktas lost out to Sivasspor last time around in the league, leaving them six points behind leaders and rivals Istanbul at the top of the standings. Manager Şenol Güneş will be more than confident of guiding his side to the next round of the cup however, despite the visitors potentially resting some of their biggest names this week. Players such as Pepe, Ricardo Quaresma and Ryan Babel could still feature however, while striker Cenk Tosun has recently secured a move to the Premier League with Everton. Former Spanish international Alvaro Negredo could line up in his absence, with the attacker having scored in the first leg against Osmanlispor at the end of 2017.
Head to Head
The two teams have played six times in the past, with Porto having won on three occasions, as well as drawing twice in the process. The only win for Besiktas came earlier on this season, when they defeated Porto 3-1 in Portugal.
Osmanlispor v Besiktas – Betting Odds and Predictions
There is little separating the two teams in terms of odds from the bookmakers, with Besiktas available to back at best odds of 9/10 with Unibet. Meanwhile, Osmanlispor can be backed at odds of 5/2 with odds from William Hill.
Top Betting Tip Osmanlispor v Besiktas
However, our top betting tip for the match is to bet on both teams scoring during the 90 minutes, with odds of 4/5 available at Coral.