Besiktas – Sarpsborg 08 SOCCER PICKS
Beşiktaş and Sarpsborg 08 meet at Vodafone Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Attention to the home factor, since the Beşiktaş usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team reaches this group stage after having eliminated Partizan, with a home win by (3-0) and a draw by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 38 goals scored and 13 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Yeni Malatyaspor by (2-1). In the last 10 home matches Beşiktaş has won 7, tied 2 and lost 1. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 6 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 31 of the last 36 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 25 out of 36 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times, but got the comeback in 2.
Besiktas entered this game after a home win, 2-1, at the reception of Yeni Malatyaspor: the goals were scored by Pepe and Ryan Babel. The local coach Senol Günes usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, in which the three players who have as mission to throw the panic in the defensive adversary are Quaresma, Negredo and Lens. By playing at home, it is clear that Besiktas is entering with an audacious strategy, that is, investing in the offensive process, in an attempt to reach the first goal of the match. For this game the coach can count on the usual players.
The visiting team reached this group stage after having eliminated Maccabi Tel Aviv, with a loss by (2-1) and a home victory by (3-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in away matches, with 32 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 16 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home loss with Odds BK by (1-2). In the last 4 UEFA Champions League matches they played against UEFA Europa League, the Sarpsborg 08 won 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 8 matches for this competition . In their away matches there is a tendency to have goals, since in 25 of their last 29 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 20 of the last 29 there were Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that does not usually have difficulties to open the scoring: it scored the first goal in 7 of the last 8 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 3 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of 90 ‘in 5. There is 1 highlight period in the last 13 away matches for all competitions: he scored 6 of his 16 goals between the minutes (76′-90’).
The Sarpsborg enters this match after a snub at home, 1-2, at the Odd reception. It should be noted that the visiting team recorded four consecutive defeats in several competitions. The coach Geir Bakke usually acts in a tactical system in 4-4-2, unlike the opponent of this match, in which the most advanced players are Muhammed and Mortensen, with highlight for the last one, which is in excellent shape . In the central area of the terrain Halvorsen, Heintz, Nielsen and Zachariassen may act. There are no absences of weight for this game.