Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Tupras Stadium will be the centre of attention when Besiktas and Bodo take on each other in the Conference League round 4. Besiktas are desperate to record their first win in Group D and they have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the Eliteserien leaders. Midfielder Amir Hadziahmetovic is back from the domestic ban, while important attacker Vincent Aboubakar is a major doubt due to stomach disorder.
Bodo, on the other hand, did well to clinch the Eliteserien trophy thanks to a thrilling 4-0 win over Stabaek, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the trip to Istanbul. Given their attacking potential and a must-win situation for Besiktas, we believe that there is a big value in betting on over 2.5 goals. When the two teams met in Norway two weeks ago Bodo defeated Besiktas 3-1 and yet another high-scoring affair is on the horizon.
Highlighted Team (Besiktas):
Besiktas football club is one of the most successful teams in Turkey. Since its foundation in 1903, Besiktas have never been relegated to a lower rank of Turkish football. Black Eagles as they are known in Turkey play their matches at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul which is an almost 42,000 all-seater capacity venue.
Considered one of the top three football clubs in the country, Besiktas are the 14-time Super Lig champions who are entering the Champions League group stage in the 2016-17 season looking to make their presence known at the European scene. Besiktas have played in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League four times already, and are yet to progress through to the knockout sgateg in the competition that was established in today’s format in 1992.
Their most outstanding European achievements of the Turkish side are the European Cup and UEFA Cup quarter-finals in 1987 and 2003, respectively. During their rich history the Black Eagles have also won 9 Turkish Cups and 8 national Super Cup titles.