The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Istanbulspor on September 17, before the international break, while Fenerbahce thrashed Alanyaspor 5-0 a day later.
Besiktas will host Fenerbace in a Turkish Super Lig fixture at the Vodafone Arena on Sunday. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw against Istanbulspor on September 17, before the international break, while Fenerbahce thrashed Alanyaspor 5-0 a day later. Besiktas are currently sitting at the fifth position in the Turkish top flight standings, having collected 14 points from their opening seven games, while the visitors, who have a game in hand, are sitting two places behind them, having pocketed one point less.
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Besiktas have recorded four wins and two draws thus far. Last time out the Black Eagles were forced to share the spoils against Alanyaspor, despite the fact that Georges-Kevin N’Koundou and Wout Weghorst got on the scoresheet. Beskitas made a strong start to the season, winning four of their opening five games, but then faltered, a home defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir was followed by a draw against Istanbulspor.
Fenerbahce, on the other hand, put five goals past Alanyaspor, in their last game. Diego Rossi, Gustavo Henrique, Miguel Crespo, Enner Valencia and Irfan Kahveci netted for the Yellow Canaries at Sukru Saracoglu. It was Fenerbahce’s fourth league win of the campaign in six games. Meanwhile the Yellow Navy-Blues have won three of their last four games across all competitions. With 20 goals, Fenerbace are the league’s highest goal-scorers at this moment.
Besiktas midfielder Atiba Hutchinson is nursing a muscle injury and is unlikely to be available for Sunday’s clash against rivals Fenerbahce. Englishman Dele Alli is expected to to be deployed behind striker Weghorst, with Muleka and N’Koundou occupying the flanks. As for Fenerbahce, full-back Nazim Sangare is sidelined with a knee injury. Valencia, who is currently leading the race for the golden boot, is expected to spearhead the attack alongside Pedro. Crespo and Arao could pull the strings in the midfield.
Besiktas probable starting lineup: Destanoglu, Rosier, Sanuc, Saiss, Masuaku, Fernandes, Ucan, Muleka, alli, N’Koundou, Weghorst
Fenerbahce probable starting lineup: Bayindir, Kadioglu, Henrique, Szalai, Alioski, Kahveci, Crespo, Arao, Rossi, Pedro, Valencia
The Turkish Super Lig match between Besiktas and Fenerbahce will take place at Vodafone Arena on Sunday at 10:30 pm IST.
|Besiktas vs Fenerbahce||Key details|
|Kickoff time in Turkey||8:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||10:30 pm|
The Turkish Super Lig match between Fenerbahçe and Alanyaspor can be viewed by Turkish viewers live on beIN Sports 1 Turkey and beIN CONNECT Turkey.