Most of the world’s top soccer leagues have shut down for the next few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Turkish Super Lig — which has a few players you’ll recognize — is still playing. Here’s everything you need to know to stream Galatasaray vs. Besiktas live on Sunday.
Galatasaray vs. Besiktas
- When: 12pm ET, Sunday, March 15
- Where: Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi Türk Telekom Stadyumu in Istanbul, Turkey
- Broadcast: BeIN Sports
- Streaming Services: FuboTV, Sling TV, Vidgo, Fanatiz
Galatasaray vs. Besiktas: Preview
Haven’t been keeping up on your Turkish Super Lig news this year? This derby between two of Istanbul’s three big teams features third-place Galatasaray facing fifth-place Besiktas.
Let’s start with players you might recognize for Galatasaray. Radamel Falcao, who received an epic hero’s welcome with 20,000 fans when he arrived in September (and there’s video), is a Colombian star who has appeared in past World Cups as well as for Atletico Madrid, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Monaco. Fernando Muslera, the starting goalkeeper, is a talisman for Uruguay with more than 100 caps for its national team.
Besiktas also has players you might know. Loris Karius, the goalkeeper who had a forgettable match for Liverpool against Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final, is on loan to the Black Eagles. Tyler Boyd, who came out of seemingly nowhere to be a U.S. men’s national team attacking option, plays his club soccer here. Kevin-Prince Boateng, the Ghana national veteran who has globetrotted with Spurs, AC Milan, Schalke, and Barcelona, is now at Besiktas on loan from Fiorentina.
This will be a closed-door match — certainly the prudent move during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, though Galatasaray will certainly miss its spirited home fans, who are among the loudest and most expressive in the world.
Galatasaray vs. Besiktas live stream: How to watch Turkish Super Lig matches online
The match is on BeIN Sports; the following streaming services allow you to watch the entire 2019-20 Turkish Super Lig season.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)
FuboTV is a solid TV streaming service option, whether your tastes run to entertainment (AMC, Syfy, FX), news (MSNBC, CNN), or sports (NBA TV, NFL Network). If you’re a soccer fan, however, it will appear tailor-made for you, with 10 beIN SPORTS channels, NBC and NBCSN, FS1, FS2, UniMás, and Champions League actions via TNT all on tap. If you can’t watch a match live, FuboTV offers a three-day replay for each match and 30 hours of cloud DVR. (Check out the complete FuboTV channels list.)
FuboTV also has bilingual families in mind; each subscription comes with UniMás, Galavisión, NBC Universo, beIN SPORTS, Univision, and Fox Deportes. An extra $7.99 per month will bring you Latino Plus, which includes CNN en Español and TyC Sports among its offerings.
2) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NBCSN (where many Premier League matches appear), NFL Network, and local channels. (Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC, where some matches appear; see if yours has it here. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on.
If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month.
Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.
To add beIN SPORTS and maximize your soccer-watching potential, you’ll want to add either Sports Extra: Sling Orange ($5 per month) or Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month). (The latter also includes NFL RedZone.)
Spanish-speaking viewers have quite a few options. For bilingual families, you might consider the Español: Best of Spanish TV package for either Sling Orange or Sling Blue for 24/7 specialty channel LaLiga TV and beIN SPORTS Connect: Channels 4-9, which features matches from La Liga, Ligue 1 and Copa del Rey, among others. Both packages cost $5 per month after your free trial. Sling TV Latino is another Spanish-language package for $10 per month, including NBC Universo, History en Español, and—of import to soccer fans—four beIN SPORTS channels. (And choosing Best of Spanish + Sling Orange for $35 per month gives you access to ESPN Deportes.) For more information, check out our guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.
- Cost: $14.99-24.99 or $39.99-$49.99 per month
- Vidgo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
Vidgo offers a package for under $40 a month that pulls together more than 60 English-language channels into its National English Package, including ABC, Fox, the ESPN family of channels (including ESPN Deportes), FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and BeIN Sports, for sports fans. It offers an array of entertainment favorites, including A&E, HGTV, History, Lifetime, and a full range of Nickelodeon channels, including TeenNick and NickToons.
College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
If you just want your Vidgo en Español, it features programming from throughout the Americas and even Spain in two skinny packages. Both the Latino Streaming Plan ($14.99 per month) and Latino Mas Streaming Plan ($24.99 per month) include BeIN’s main Spanish-language channel, TyC Sports, and Azteca America, while the higher tier adds DAZN, Fox Deportes, and ESPN Deportes.
Also, through its Vidgo app, it’s offering the option of Social TV, which allows Vidgo users to connect in real-time as they’re watching programming on their phones.
- Cost: $7.99 per month or $79 annually
- Fanatiz devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS and Android devices
Fanatiz is strictly a sports channel, featuring the programming on BeIn Sports, Gol TV, and TyC Sports, giving access to competitions like the CAF Confederations Cup, the Copa Libertadores, the Copa Sudamericana, and the Copa del Rey. For those who want to try it out, or have one special match to catch, there’s a Daily Pass option for $4.99 allowing a 24-hour period of access.
Galatasaray vs. Besiktas: Recent form, summary of last match, odds, upcoming fixtures
Galatasaray (Last 5 Super Lig matches: WWWWD) drew 2-2 with fourth-place Sivasspor last weekend, getting goals from Falcao and Sofiane Feghouli to grab the lead before settling for the draw. The draw leaves both teams in the hunt for Champions League places. (Typically, Turkey sends two teams.
Besiktas (Last 5 Super Lig matches: WLDWW) got its second straight win last weekend by beating Ankaragucu 2-1. Burak Yilmaz scored an opening goal via penalty kick in the sixth minute and Adem Ljajic scored an insurance goal they ended up needing as the visitors pulled one back from the spot in stoppage time.
According to the DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmakers (as of March 13):
- Galatasaray, -106 (wager $106 to win $100)
- Besiktas, +260 (wager $100 to win $260)
- Draw, +250 (wager $100 to win $250)
Galatasaray, Sunday, March 22 at Rizespor (Turkish Super Lig)
Besiktas, Saturday, March 21 vs. Antalyaspor (Turkish Super Lig)
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