Besiktas vs Porto: Dragons can roar in Istanbul triumph
Odds: Besiktas 17/10, Draw 21/10, Porto 33/20
Kick Off: 1700, 21/11/2017
Stadium: Besiktas Park
TV: BT Sport
Besiktas have exceeded expectations in the Champions League this season but there were signs they may be running out of steam on Matchday 4 and we’re now opposing them with Porto.
The visitors do have history on their side, having prevailed in their previous two head-to-head encounters in Istanbul, in this competition a decade ago and the Europa League seven years back.
Obviously, both teams now have different personnel, but we still like 33/20 for another away win in our Besiktas vs Porto betting predictions.
A Look At Besiktas’ Betting Odds
Besiktas will have ruined plenty of midweek accas when prevailing 3-1 at Porto in the opening round of fixtures and were also available at good odds ahead of victories over RB Leipzig and Monaco.
However, the bubble was burst by the French outfit in a 1-1 draw at this venue at the start of the month, with that rated a fair result after an even contest.
Cenk Tosun made it four goals in as many Champions League games when equalising from the penalty spot, but we just felt cracks were beginning to appear in a team which had been punching above its weight.
Ryan Babel and Anderson Talisca have also been in good form going forward, but we reckon the value bet from the Besiktas vs Porto odds is 4/1 for the visitors to claim victory and both teams to score.
A Look At Porto’s Betting Odds
Porto go into this match four points behind the leaders in second place but there has been a lot to like about their performances in this pool since that opening setback.
Vincent Aboubakar bagged a brace in a 3-0 triumph at Monaco and also netted in an entertaining 3-2 loss at RB Leipzig.
We backed Porto to gain revenge over the German outfit in the reverse fixture and were rewarded with three winning bets as they secured an encouraging 3-1 success.
“It was a strong game from us,” beamed head coach Sergio Conceicao. “We worked well as a unit and nullified our opponents’ strengths for large parts.”
Things are also going well on the domestic front, with the Dragons four points clear of Sporting Lisbon at the top of the table and five ahead of Benfica.
A low-key cup clash ahead of this trip will allow them plenty of time to prepare and we’re rounding off our Besiktas vs Porto betting tips by taking 9/1 for a 2-1 away win.
Last Champions League result:
BESIKTAS 1-1 Monaco – Cenk Tosun (pen)
PORTO 3-1 RB Leipzig – Hector Herrera, Danilo Pereira, Maxi Pereira
Head-to-head: Porto 1-3 Besiktas, Porto 1-1 Besiktas, Besiktas 1-3 Porto, Porto 2-0 Besiktas, Besiktas 0-1 Porto
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