Sarpsborg 08 – Besiktas SOCCER PICKS
Sarpsborg 08 and Beşiktaş meet at Sarpsborg Stadion, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
After 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss, the home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they tied for (1-1) against Malmö, after in the previous match, they tied for (1-1) at home with Malmö. 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 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 17 conceded. The team comes to this match after a away win with Tromsø IL by (0-2). Sarpsborg 08 won 4 and drew 2 of their last 6 home games for the UEFA Europa League.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 6 home matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but its attack has scored regularly, as it has always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problem opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 9 of the last 12 matches for the UEFA Europa League, of these 9 came to the break in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6
The balance of group I is very large, so much so that of the last one classified for the first the difference is only three points, which leaves everything open in the qualification. So, all are direct competitors of all, so the Sarpsborg knows that you can not lose, even more in their domains, therefore, must show great football and with a lot of attitude to achieve what you want. In a game like this you will not be able to make mistakes and you will have to redouble your attention, because any slip can complicate things a lot.
After 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses, the visiting team is currently in the 4 th position, with 4 points won. In the last match, they tied for (1-1) against Genk, after in the previous match, having lost by (2-4) at home with Genk. 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 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they beat Ankaragücü by (1-4). In the last 5 away matches for the UEFA Europa League Beşiktaş has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 4 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 26 of the last 29 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 10 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
When one sees Besiktas in the last position of his group he may think that his situation is critical, but it is not so, since he depends only on himself to pass phase, so much so that his desire is not to stumble in this final part. The team must maintain regularity in the games that are still to be played, conquering good results, as this would increase positions and consequently would be approaching the qualification. This is a game that even outside the home needs to be beaten by the balance in the leaderboard.