Besiktas are currently far behind Galatasaray and Fenerbahce in the table with 11 points separating the home side from the summit. Their stalemate against Ankaragucu put a halt on their two game winning run as Besiktas are vying to bridge the gap between the two Turkish heavyweights. A win in their own backyard would surely help them reduce the difference and also mount pressure on the leaders.
After missing out on the Turkish crown by eight points in the 2022/23 Super Lig campaign, Fenerbahce have kick-started this season in sublime form as they currently lead the Turkish pack. Level on points with reigning champions Galatasaray, the visitors would want to continue their winning streak of two games with another win on Saturday.
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Beşiktaş vs Fenerbahçe kick-off time
|December 9, 2023
|11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT
Besiktas will welcome Fenerbahce to the Tüpraş Stadyumu with kick-off scheduled at 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT in the US.
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Team news & squads
Beşiktaş team news
Omar Colley hobbled off the pitch in their previous Super Lig encounter and could find it difficult to come back into the matchday squad.
The home side have a long list of absentees with Tayyib Talha Sanuc and Emrecan Uzunhan nursing ACL injuries, Arthur Masuaku healing from a thigh problem and Valentin Rosier ruled because of foot injury.
While the duo of Milot Rashica and Arda Kilic are touted to return in 2024 from their respective knocks.
Besiktas predicted XI: Gunok; Meras, Amartey, Uysal, Bulut; Hadziahmetovic; Muleka, Fernandes, Ucan, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Aboubakar
|Destanoglu, Gunak, Baytekin, Yuvakuran
|Amartey, Bailly, Uysal, Bulut, Bingol
|Onana, Fernandes, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ucan, Tiknaz
|Zaynutdinov, Rebic, Muleka, Ghezzal, Tosun, Kilicsoy, Delibas, Aboubakar
Fenerbahçe team news
Fenerbahce's absentee list constitutes of Lincoln who has a knee problem and Serdar Aziz who is recovering from an ankle injury.
The game could come too soon for Alexander Djiku who has recently recovered from a lower-body issue and will need time to return to match fitness.
Luan Peres and Joshua King are a touch-and-go for the fixture with their situation tipped to be assessed before kick-off.
Fenerbahce predicted XI: Livakovic; Kadioglu, Akaydin, Oosterwolde, Osayi-Samuel; Crespo, Fred; Tadic, Szymanski, Kahveci; Dzeko
|Livakovic, Egribayat, Akyuz
|Djiku, Osayi-Samuel, Yuksek, Akcicek, Oosterwolde, Akaydin, Muldur, Kadioglu
|Yuksek, Fred, Elmaz, Crespo, Yandas, Szymanski
|Kent, Tadic, King, Dzeko, Kahveci, Batshuayi, Nayir
|2 Apr 2023
|Fenerbahce 2-4 Besiktas
|2 Oct 2022
|Besiktas 0-0 Fenerbahce
|8 May 2022
|Besiktas 1-1 Fenerbahce
|19 Dec 2021
|Fenerbahce 2-2 Besiktas
|21 Mar 2021
|Besiktas 1-1 Fenerbahce