Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi: Beşiktaş JK – Sariyer

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Updated: January 29, 2015

Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi Group stages (Group F)
Beşiktaş JK – Sariyer
Location: Atatürk Olimpiyat
Referee: Özkan Çeliker
Date: Thursday, January 29th
Time: 20:30 (GMT+2)
Channel: ATV
Matchday 5


Beşiktaş take on Sariyer on matchday five of the Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi group stages in group F, after beating Adana Demirspor last week in Adana the Black Eagles will need atleast 4 points from their last two games meaning they’ll need to beat Sariyer tonight which will make a point against Rizespor on matchday six enough to qualify for the next round of the Turkish cup.

Good news for Slaven Bilic as both Tolgay Arslan and Daniel Opare’s TFF licenses have been brought in order, meaning the Croatian coach will be able to put both players on the pitch tonight.

With both Mustafa Pektemek (fractured cheekbone) and Cenk Tosun (muscle injury in his foot) out for tonight’s game Demba Ba will most likely be starting, will he score his 20th goal of the season for the Black Eagles in all official games? So far the Senegalese hitman has scored 18 goals in 23 official games for the Black Eagles, meaning two tonight would already round up his total to a nice round number with 17 more league games to go and atleast two more European games and another cup game.

Beşiktaş will still have to do without José Ernesto Sosa who suffered a hernia injury prior to the league confrontation with Gençlerbirligi last monday and in addition Gökhan Töre will most likely be rested for tonights game with Kerim Frei taking his place in the starting lineup. Whether or not Alexander Milosevic will be getting a start tonight remains to be seen, Pedro Franco will serve his suspension as a result of his direct red card against Gençlerbirligi. Whether it’ll be Ersan and Atinç or Atinç and Milosevic is something we’ll find out tonight.

Atiba Hutchinson who had some groin issues earlier last week will also likely be rested in favor of brand new signing Tolgay Arslan.

Beşiktaş predicted XI:

Tolga; Opare, Atınç, Ersan (Milosevic), İsmail; Tolgay, Necip, Oğuzhan, Olcay, Kerim Frei, Demba Ba

Sariyer predicted XI:

Osman; Eray, Emre, Gökhan, Fırat; Hakan, Mustafa, Güney, Eser, Günay, Mert

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Kaan Bayazit

Editor-in-chief at Beşiktaş International
Freelance sports writer specialized in Turkish football and Beşiktaş. Co-host of the Black Eagles podcast. Frequently featured in World Soccer Digest Japan and many other international media outlets. Following Turkish football for close to two decades. Proud father to Aedin.
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