Besiktas – Galatasaray

Besiktas hosts Galatasaray in the big derby of the 14th round of the Turkish Super Lig. This is a match between the champion and the current leader of the league.

Last season Besiktas won the league for a second consecutive season, but now the Black Eagles are having some problems. Besiktas didn’t start the new season in the best way possible. The champions are trailing on 6 points behind the leader Galatasaray. Finding consistency is the biggest problem for Besiktas this season. The club have a record of six wins, five draws and two defeats since the start of the season, which is a proof that they are struggling.

In their last five matches Besiktas won just twice. In the other three games they shared the points. In the last round of the league Besiktas made a 0-0 draw during the visit to Yeni Malatyaspor.

For Galatasaray the situation is better. They are leading the table with 29 points, although their advantage in front of Istanbul Basaksehir is just two points. Just as Besiktas, Galatasaray won just two of their last five matches. In the last round Galatasaray enjoyed a 2-0 win over Antalyaspor, which was a good reaction after the defeat against Istanbul Basaksehir in the previous round.

You can be sure that despite of their current position in the table, Besiktas won’t give up on trying to defend their title. The Black Eagles trying to balance between the Super Lig and the Champions League, which is probably hurting them a little bit. But nothing is over for Besiktas just yet. The title is still a realistic goal in front of them.

As for Galatasaray, they will try their best to keep their position as a leader. It’s going to be a tough fight for the title and they know it. Are they capable of winning the Super Lig this season? This game will provide us with some serious answers.