Fenerbahce will host Besiktas in great form ahead of the Matchday 13 derby match at Ulker Stadium. Both sides will be aiming for three points to keep up with the table leaders Istanbul.
Fenerbahce will be hosting their fierce rivals Besiktas this weekend, and we are about to witness an amazing match. The derby match comes in the midst of a tough schedule for both teams, following the mid-week cup clashes and just before the decisive European matchups. The Navy Blue-Yellows will look to continue their streak with a sixth league win in a row.
They have been in great form recently with some impressive performances across competitions and now want to advance in both Turkish Cup and Europa League, keeping up with league table leaders Istanbul Basaksehir in the process. Dick Advocaat’s team worked well in October and November, netting two or more goals in the last six matches while also keeping a clean sheet three times.
However, we don’t believe they will be able to achieve it on Saturday too, as Besiktas have been a good striking force themselves! The Black Eagles have shown unpredictable form in the last couple of weeks, and although they’ve been very consistent up front their defensive line would at times look just sloppy.
We’ll thus be in for a thriller and we expect the match to fulfill the fans’ expectations, but fatigue and mounting pressure will play a role too with some difficult matches still looming for both sides.
The home side led by an in-form van Persie looks closer to locking the points at home and making the Super Lig 2016/17 campaign even more interesting. RVP bagged five goals in the last four league appearances and could be the difference again this weekend.