Currently it is İstanbul Başakşehir that are in first place in the top Turkish league, the Super Lig. They have been in such strong form this season and there is a very strong chance that they could win the league title for the first time in their history. There has been 19 matchdays so far and Besiktas, who won the league, last season will have to improve quickly if they want to be close to doing so again. The champions are six points off top spot and it will be difficult to even finish second.

Second place would mean qualifying for the Champions League next season, and a win on Friday night would help their cause. At the moment they will be heading into the Europa League, though fortunately there is still a lot of time to turn their season around and finish higher. It is the minimum that can be expected the club after they bought top new players last summer.

 

 

Besiktas do have a brilliant defensive record of just 18 goals against, and they are just one point behind Fenerbahce.

In mid-table is Bursaspor, who are 10th place. They have improved since last season when they finished 14th and were close to relegation. Therefore, they should not be seen as an easy game. They have drawn four times and now lose much less frequently than in 2017 leaving them in 10th place.

The club have struggled over the winter period, however, and in their past five matches they have had five defeats in the Super Lig. Their last win was in early December. There are plenty of Turkish betting markets at the Tipbet.com website, and Besiktas are the favourites to get three points at 1.70.

Bursaspor winning would be a major shock and this result is offered at odds of 4.95, though they are the team playing at their home stadium. A point each with a draw is 4.20 and this could me a strong outcome for the hosts. There are many more ways to bet by visiting Tipbet here.