Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi: Çaykur Rizespor – Beşiktaş JK

Updated: February 5, 2015

Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi Group stages (Group F)
Çaykur Rizespor – Beşiktaş JK
Location: Yeni Rize Şehir Stadı
Referee: Yunus Yıldırım
Date: Thursday, February 5th
Time: 20:30 (GMT+2)
Channel: A Haber
Matchday 6

Beşiktaş face group leaders Rizespor on matchday 6 of the Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi group F. Both teams are already certain of qualification for the next round and Rizespor is already certain of ending on top of the group as they have 13 points already and the Black Eagles can only get 12 points in case of a win.

Earlier today Adana Demirspor played Sariyer in Istanbul and lost hte match 3-2, which guaranteed Beşiktaş qualification to the next round. The Black Eagles will face current PTT 1. division leaders Kayserispor (Turkish second division) at the Kadir Has stadium in Kayseri. (the next round is only one match played at the home stadium of the group winner while the second placed team from the group stages play away, from the following round onwards it will be home and away legs with the final naturally being decided in one game on neutral grounds)

Because Beşiktaş have already qualified and there is no more possibility to win the group this match has absolutely no importance except for the statistics.

Beşiktaş  are expected to play with a B-team and they have a more crucial game with Rizespor on Sunday for the league.

Beşiktaş predicted XI:

Günay Güvenç; Daniel Opare, Atınç Nukan, Alexander Milosevic, İsmail Köybaşı; Tolgay Arslan, Eslem Öztürk, Raşit Şahingöz, Necip Uysal; Uğur Boral, Kerim Frei

Rizespor predicted XI:

Aykut; Ali Adnan, Godfreey, Koray, Orhan; Muhammed Emin Balcılar, İlyas Sarı, Murat, Engin; Tevfik, Kweuke

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