Besiktas vs Sporting by Jiaho9
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Besiktas is a team that is way more dangerous at home than way, and the huge fan support is the major reason to that. And they now that even losing in Lisboa and Moskow, if they win the home games, they will be in the next stage of Europa League.
They are almost in full strenght, counting only 2 injured players: Veli Kavlak and Tolgay Arslan.
They have in their roster a player that knows every detail of Sporting and their coach Jorge Jesus. Ricardo Quaresma is personal friend of Sporting's coach and he will be a great source of info to Besiktas.
In the field, Besiktas comes from 5 games without losing with a huge win against their rival Fenerbace by 3-2 in the last match, with 2 goals by Mario Gomez.
Sporting is in really bad form. Personaly, I'm not surprised. This season Sporting never showed good exibitions, and the results ever hide the bad matches that the team have maded. But know the bad results started to appear with the 1-3 home lost against Lokomotiv, and the 0-0 draw against Boavista (Portuguese team that fights against relegation).
In adition, the "Sporting Caos" continues, with the club, the president, the coach and André Carrillo in a huge fight arround the contract renewal. So their best player won't play due to a internal process. Paulo Oliveira (central defender) won't play too. Ewerton is injured. João Mario (midfielder) is suspended for the first 3 matches of Europa League.
And everyone in Portugal knows that the first goal os Jorge Jesus is the championship. Today a group of hackers attacked the Sporting servers and find Jorge Jesus contract, and if he wins the Portuguese League, He wins 2 Milion Euros. So I believe that he can rotate a bit their team.
He usually does that in Benfica, when he set that the league is the priority and this is the case in Sporting.
So, based on that, my pick has to be on Besiktas side. I prefer the draw no bet option because I don't usually see Besiktas games, only saw the last match, so I have to be carefull with my choice, but I don't see Sporting capable to win in Turkey.
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