It’s a shame that when these two Turkish giants meet this weekend in the penultimate round of games of the Super Lig, it will be for pride and not the league title.
Both Besiktas and Fenerbahce have fallen way behind the title-chasing duo of Instabul Basaksehir and Trabzonspor. However, the reward of a Europa League ticket still gives the tie a resemblance of importance.
A defeat for Fenerbahce would see them miss out on European football once again, and it’s an ugly prospect that should fire them up against their eternal rivals.
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of the last seven meetings between these two clubs.
Four of Besiktas’ last six matches have seen both teams score and over 2.5 goals.
Four of Fenerbahce’s last six matches have seen both teams score and over 2.5 goals.
Prediction: Four of the hosts’ and four of the visitors’ last six league games have seen both teams score and over 2.5 goals (Both teams to score)