Europa League – Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview

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Europa League action Thursday night comes from the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadi, with the whole match being shown Live on ITV 4 High Definition, with a scheduled 18:00pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Europa League – Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur Betting Preview

Besiktas can progress through to the knock out stages on Thursday night as group winners against Tottenham Hotspur with a victory and with home advantage and a packed out crowd fully behind their side, Tottenham Hotspur look in for a very tough evening indeed and with Besiktas in excellent form on the domestic front in the Turkish Super Lig where they have won their last five matches on the bounce and currently lead the way at the top of the league table, everything seems to point to a home win here.

Tottenham Hotspur have already qualified for the knock out stages of the tournament, but face a very difficult game to secure their passage through as group winners as they travel to Turkey to take on Besiktas on Thursday night. A point would be enough for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to win the group, but with results on the domestic front not having gone well in recent weeks, it does seem a big ask for the North London club to obtain the result needed in this one and I am not convinced they will be upto the task in hand.

Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur Besiktas Head to Head Statistics:

Thursday night’s Group C match from the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadi will become the 3rd meeting between the two clubs over recent years. Tottenham won the first ever meeting back in 2006 with a 2-0 victory over in Turkey, but failed to hold onto their 1-0 lead at White Hart Lane back in October as Demba Ba grabbed an important 89th minute equaliser from the penalty spot.

11/12/14 UEL Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur – : –
02/10/14 UEL Tottenham vs Besiktas 1 : 1
19/10/06 UEL Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur 0 : 2

Tottenham seem to have a slight advantage heading into this game on recent results as they have remained unbeaten against Besiktas from the previous two games played, but with the North London side failing to score goals at the moment and regularly conceding them at the back, Besiktas have a golden opportunity to pick up their first win and with it win the group.

Besiktas Recent Form

07/12/14 SUL Besiktas vs Trabzonspor 3 : 0
04/12/14 CUP Sariyer vs Besiktas 0 : 4
01/12/14 SUL Karabukspor vs Besiktas 1 : 2
27/11/14 UEL Asteras Tripolis vs Besiktas 2 : 2
23/11/14 SUL Besiktas vs Kasimpasa 2 : 0

Besiktas have remained unbeaten during their last five matches having won 4 and drawn 1 and have only conceded just three goals during those matches of which they scored an impressive thirteen and with Demba Ba having an exceptional goal scoring record against Tottenham Hotspur in recent games, the hosts look the ones to be on here to secure the points.

Besiktas Team News:

Manager Slaven Bilic has a few players unavailable for this game with Mustafa Pektemek and Ugur Boral both injured and Atiba Hutchinson serving a suspension. Demba Ba, Cenk Gonen, Oguzhan Ozyakup and Sivok are all carrying some kind of slight injury concern and will be assessed sometime on Thursday morning to see if any of them can be involved for this game.

Demba Ba’s absence would be a major blow for the hosts, as he has a great goalscoring record against Tottenham Hotspur and would be key to a home victory in this game.

Tottenham Hotspur Recent Form

06/12/14 BPL Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace 0 : 0
03/12/14 BPL Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur 3 : 0
30/11/14 BPL Tottenham Hotspur vs Everton 2 : 1
27/11/14 UEL Tottenham Hotspur vs Partizan 1 : 0
23/11/14 BPL Hull City vs Tottenham Hotspur 1 : 2

Tottenham Hotspur have only lost one of their previous five matches played which came away to Premiership league leaders Chelsea 3-0, but they could only follow that defeat up with a 0-0 draw at home against struggling Crystal Palace and it does seem that a couple of new strikers need to be bought in the January transfer window if Spurs are to go any further in the Europa League and have any hopes of securing a place in Europe again for next season.

Tottenham Hotspur Team News:

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has almost a full squad to choose his starting line up from with the only player currently unavailable being Kyle Walker who is still out receiving treatment for a groin problem.

Adebayor, Capoue, Chiriches, Naughton, Rose and Townsend are all doubts for this game as they struggle with individual knocks and pulls and will all be assessed on Wednesday morning to see if any of them make the trip to Turkey.

Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur Average Goals Per Game Statistics

4 Goals have come in the previous two matches played between the two clubs and that provides us with an average goals per game statistic of exactly 2.00 and would seem to suggest that we should see at least a couple of goals scored in Istanbul on Thursday night.

Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur Current Betting Odds Market

Besiktas are the clear favourites to win this game on Thursday night and are currently a best price of 6/5 with Betfred – Double the Odds on Your 1st Bet, Plus £25 Free Bets for New Customers, which does look good value considering their recent form on the domestic front and the fact that they have the all important home advantage.

The Draw is certainly worth considering here as although both clubs will be desperate to advance through to the knock out stages of the tournament as group winners, this game does have a high possibility of finishing all square and at a current best price of 5/2 with SkyBet – Deposit £5 & Receive £20 Free Bets for New Customers, this does look good value and well worth having something on as your main cover option for this game.

Tottenham Hotspur seem to be missing a world class striker or two up front for me this season as although they have no problem creating chances, it has been the final third that has let them down on more than one occasion this season and they will need to be at their very best on Thursday night if they are to get anything out of this game as their current best price of 13/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers, clearly indicates.

Besiktas vs Tottenham Hotspur Free Sports Bets, Tips & Predictions

Besiktas managed to secure an important 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane back in October after an 89th penalty was calmly converted by Demba Ba who seems to love scoring goals against Spurs and now with home advantage and a very hostile atmosphere bang in their favour, I would expect the hosts to win this game if they put out a strong side.

There are a number of question marks over whether a number of Besiktas first team players will be involved for this game as Demba Ba, Cenk Gonen, Oguzhan Ozyakup and Sivok will all have to under take a late fitness test to see if any of them can be involved and it will really depend on the results of that and who is passed fit to play on who wins this game as if the hosts are without Demba Ba then I do think they will struggle to score the goals needed in this game.

Tottenham Hotspur also have a number of players that will under take a late fitness test as Adebayor, Capoue, Chiriches, Naughton, Rose and Townsend are all doubts for this game and from what we have seen in recent weeks, this Spurs side do seem a bit flat up front without Adebayor there holding up the play and his inclusion will only help Tottenham’s chances of obtaining the point needed to win the group.

The average goals per game statistics are suggesting we should see at least a couple of goals scored, although as previous mentioned, this will all come down to whether Demba Ba and Adebayor are both involved as without them I can’t see this game seeing much in the way of goals scored.

Onto some predictions then, which will be based on the involvement of Demba Ba and Adebayor both starting this game. My Banker is going to be Spurs striker Harry Kane to Score at Anytime as only Red Bull Salzburg’s Alan has scored more goals during this tournament and at odds of 9/4 this looks fantastic value to be on.

My Saver is going to be for this game to end up with a Total Match Goals 2 or 3 as I can see this game finishing either 1-1 or 2-1 either way come the full time whistle as this betting market covers all aspects of any of those results coming in and should hopefully see up picking up some additional profit.

Banker & Saver Tips Predictions

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