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Besiktas favourites facing Galatasaray

Besiktas go into the derby against Galatasaray in flying form after a stunning 3-1 victory over Akhisar Belediyespor.

The win took the Black Eagles four points clear of second placed Medipol Başakşehirspor, as they prepare to visit Gala this weekend.

Beşiktaş will be banking on their forward Cenk Tosun, who has been phenomenal this season. Tosun has scored a goal in Beşiktaş's last two games, taking his season tally to 18 in all competitions.

Indeed, their forward line featuring Tosun, Anderson Talisca, Ricardo Quaresma and Ryan Babel have been unstoppable of late.

In contrast , Galatasaray have dropped five points in their last three matches and dumped coach Jan Olde Riekerink for former Juventus defender Igor Tudor. The Croatian made a few surprising decisions going into the Çaykur Rizespor match. Star winger Bruma was dropped from the squad as the Lions earned a 1-1 draw.

Gala host Besiktas this Sunday night. YouWin is one of the leading sports betting sites to bet on Besiktas v Galatasary and are offering competitive odds for the big game. Besiktas are favourites, but Gala's established quality makes this match hard to call.

Interestingly, a five-year ban on away fans attending football derby matches in Istanbul will be lifted for the game.

Both clubs have 10 points from five games but Besiktas are second in the Super Lig table, one place above their rivals, on goal difference.

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