One of the most successful teams in the Turkish league come into the Istanbul Derby languishing in mid-table.

Both teams come into this game in contrasting fashions; Fenerbache have lost four of their last five matches while Besiktas have won four of their last five, though Besiktas haven’t won on this ground since 2009. Who will rule the city of Istanbul tonight?

 

STATS PACK

Besiktas are looking for their first win on this ground since their thrilling 4-2 win in a cup clash since 2009 and their first victory against Fenerbache since September 2015.

Besiktas come into this game having won four of their last five matches, drawing one while Fenerbache have lost four of their last five matches including a thrashing defeat in their Europa League clash against Dinamo Zagreb.

Besiktas scored 11goals in their last five matches.

The last four matches between these two teams have produced three or more goals.

Fenerbache won this exact fixture 3-0.

Fenerbache have picked up just six points from possible 15 and are wallowing in mid-table currently.

Fenerbache have not lost to Besiktas in their last five matches (W3 D2).

 

HEAD TO HEAD

There have been about 150 official competitive matches between these two teams.

Fenerbache have 54wins while Besiktas have 51wins and there have been 45draws.

 

HOME TEAM NEWS

There are no injury worries for Fenerbache and they need to bounce back from their shocking defeat in the Europa League against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday.

 

AWAY TEAM NEWS

Besiktas come into this game on the back of a controlled and professional 2-1 victory over Sarpsborg on Thursday in the Europa League with an eye on this game.

There are no injury concerns too and they will be looking to continue their impressive start to the season on a ground where they haven’t won since 2009.

 

SUMMARY

This is a tricky tie due to Fenerbache’s patchy start to the season against an in-form Besiktas side that haven’t beaten them since 2009.

Fenerbache need a victory tonight to get back in the Champions League race and Besiktas need a victory to stretch their early lead over their Istanbul neighbours.

PREDICTIONS

A tough one to call but fancy Fenerbache to continue their unbeaten run against Besiktas.

(BTTS; Over1.5goals; 1-1 score)

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