Often it is said that a team playing at the weekend following a European tie under- perform and end up dropping points, so perhaps its a blessing in disguise for both clubs then that each have had games in European competitions this week.
Hosts Besiktas were already the bookies favourites to take all three points from this game as they are undefeated this season and sit joint top of the Turkish Super Lig.
Besiktas have had an extra day to prepare and recuperate following their trip to Porto, with the visitors Konyaspor taking on Lyon in France tonight.
Goals haven’t been a problem for either side at the start of the new season, with Besiktas netting seven in their four league games, and Konyaspor have also scored seven. Where the two sides differ though is in defence, Besiktas have kept two clean sheets and conceded three goals in the Super Lig, while the visitors have just one clean sheet so far and they have let in six goals.
Five of the last six matches between the pair have witnessed both sides scoring, so we should be in for a few goals on Monday night. We’re confident that both teams will score in this game and the current odds of 4/5 are well worth betting on. We think Besiktas will just edge the game 2-1, because Konyaspor have made life tough for the title challengers in recent seasons, and if you like our prediction of a Besiktas win with both teams to score then you can get odds of 2/1 on that happening.