Bodo/Glimt vs BesiktasUEFA Europa League Conference, KO: 20:00 Oct 26, 2023, Aspmyra Stadion
Bodo/Glimt and Besiktas are still seeking their first win in the Europa Conference League as they clash in a Group D fixture on Thursday. Both teams have been unconvincing at the back this season and could be set to produce goals here.
It has not been the best start to the Conference League for Bodo/Glimt, who are still without a win after two matches. They began with a 0-0 draw in their opening fixture before suffering a 1-0 home defeat to Club Brugge last time out.
Away from the Conference League, Bodo/Glimt have impressed this season and head into Thursday’s clash with five wins from their last six matches across all competitions. They warmed up for the visit of Besiktas with a 4-3 victory over Sandefjord last weekend.
While that result shows how good Bodo/Glimt are at home, it also highlights their shaky backline. Kjetil Knutsen’s men have kept just one clean sheet in their last six matches across all competitions, conceding four in the most recent two.
Like Bodo/Glimt, Besiktas have also made a slow start to the Conference League having picked up just one point from their opening two matches. That point came from the 1-1 draw with Club Brugge as they were beaten 3-2 at home by Lugano in their previous fixture.
Results like those are not just limited to the Conference League as Besiktas have been generally erratic this season. Burak Yilmaz’s men have picked up three wins and suffered three defeats from their last six matches across all competitions.
Besiktas have also struggled on their recent travels and have picked up just one win from their last five away matches. However, they have surprisingly done well on the road in the Conference League, claiming three wins and one draw in their last four away matches.
How the bookies view it
Head to head
There have been only two previous meetings between Bodo/Glimt and Besiktas with both teams meeting during the group stage of the Europa League back in 2004. Both teams battled to a 1-1 draw in Norway before the Turks picked up a 1-0 win at home.
Players to watch
As always, Amahl Pellegrino will be the one to watch for Bodo/Glimt, although he is yet to find the net in the Conference League. The striker has eight goals in his last 10 matches across all competitions and is priced at 29/20 with William Hill get on the score sheet on Thursday.
Besiktas can also hold their own going forward with Vincent Aboubakar scoring six goals in his last six matches. The Cameroon striker could be worth keeping an eye on to maintain his scoring run at 15/8 with bet365.
Anything else catch the eye?
Besiktas saw over 3.5 goals in their last Europa League fixture and a repeat is priced at 7/4 with Paddy Power. There were second half goals for both teams in that fixture and Thursday’s clash could be set to follow a similar pattern at 7/4 with William Hill.
Besiktas have scored first in three of their last four away matches in the Conference League and could be tipped to grab the first goal at 23/20 with BoyleSports.
This UEFA Europa League Conference match between Bodo/Glimt and Besiktas will be played on Oct 26, 2023 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Bodo/Glimt vs Besiktas prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.