Besiktas vs Leipzig – UEFA Champions League: After winning in the first match, Besiktas will now host Leipzig.
The Turkish side was actually the only team in this group to win on the 1st round of this Champions’ League group stage. The team snatched an important win in Portugal, by beating FC Porto 2-1 at Estádio do Dragão.
As for Leipzig, they have drawn at home against Monaco. On a group like this, which is one of the most balanced ones of this group stage, winning away from home, like the Turkish did, has an additional importance.
But the good news of the win on their Champions’ League debut is a bit overshadowed by their loss in the weekend, on the derby against Fenerbahce, on a true battle where the team has fallen after getting 3 players sent off.
That upset ended a 6-match unbeaten streak for Besiktas. On the Turkish championship, they are in 2nd place, behind Galatasaray.
Latest results – Besiktas JK:
23.09.2017 D1 Fenerbahçe SK 2-1 Besiktas JK
18.09.2017 D1 Besiktas JK 2-0 Konyaspor
13.09.2017 CL FC Porto 1-3 Besiktas JK
09.09.2017 D1 Kardemir Karabükspor 0-1 Besiktas JK
02.09.2017 CF Besiktas JK 1-1 Kayserispor
26.08.2017 D1 Besiktas JK 2-1 Bursaspor
Latest results – RB Leipzig:
23.09.2017 D1 RB Leipzig 2-1 Eintracht Frankfurt
19.09.2017 D1 FC Augsburg 1-0 RB Leipzig
16.09.2017 D1 RB Leipzig 2-2 Mönchengladbach
13.09.2017 CL RB Leipzig 1-1 AS Monaco
08.09.2017 D1 Hamburger SV 0-2 RB Leipzig
27.08.2017 D1 RB Leipzig 4-1 SC Freiburg
Besiktas vs Leipzig – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On their first presence of their history in the Champions League, Leipzig got a draw on their debut, at home against Monaco.
It is not a bad result. But since this is one of the “groups of death” of this Champions League, the points they dropped might hurt them later.
On the Bundesliga, where they finished in 2nd place last season, their start wasn’t as good, with them only sitting in 6th place with 10 points at the moment.
I expect a match with goals here. Leipzig has been conceding a lot of goals this season and showing some defensive problems.
It’s hard to imagine them being able to resist all the pressure that Besiktas will impose in Turkey.
But their attack is also strong and I think they will also score.
|Both teams to score||