After playing two friendly matches, Besiktas managed to get to winning ways in their last Super Lig encounter, beating Akhisaspor 3 – 1 to end a run of four winless outings and when they take on Erzurumspor it will be another hunt for three points against a considerably weak opponent. In their last 11 Super Lig matches, Besiktas have managed four wins only. They have been superb at home, losing just twice in 52 league matches and with 12 wins in the last 15, there is no doubt they are firm favorites. They however have to check their defensive discipline, having kept just three clean sheets in the last 10 Super Lig matches at home. Erzurumspor on the other hand, come to this game on just three wins in 18 matches. They have picked five straight losses in the Super Lig and it has not been any easier away from home as the newlyt promoted side is still in search of the first away win in the Super Lig after playing eight games. Of the eight, they have lost three and picked five are draws. This is only the second meeting between the two sides; the first ended 3 – 1 in favor of Besiktas.