STSL week 1: Mersin İdman Yurdu vs Beşiktaş

Updated: August 16, 2015

Spor Toto Süper Lig
Mersin İdman Yurdu – Beşiktaş
Location: Mersin Stadium,Mersin
Referee: Bülent Yıldırım
Date: Sunday, August 16th
Time: 22:00 (GMT+2)
Channel: Lig TV
Matchday 1

Here comes the new season with new hope and new expectations. Despite the transfers to the needed parts of the team there are still additions needed and there is still no stadium for us in this new season. Beşiktaş will start the new season in Mersin against Mersin İdman Yurdu. Match is 15 minutes delayed due to the hot weather in Mersin, which will be a huge problem for us and for the match of course.

Mersin has kept their squad and did not make many transfers. On the other hand we may have 4 or 5 new signings in the starting line up today. Last year we were able to beat Mersin away thanks to the header of Cenk Tosun, who is expected to play today. Tosun was in form during the pre-season and with Gomez still being not %100 ready, it seems right to Tosun to start.

Tolgay Ali Arslan and Veli Kavlak is out due to their injueries. Without them it is a mystery that what will Şenol Güneş do in the midfield. There are 3 options for midfield: Serdar, Oğuzhan and Necip. We will see what Güneş will do against Mersin at 21:00 as the starting line-ups announced.


Predicted XI: Tolga; Beck, Rhodolfo, Ersan, Tosic; Atiba, Oguzhan, Quaresma; Olcay, Töre, Cenk Tosun