ZTK: Beşiktaş – 1461 Trabzon

Updated: January 12, 2016

Ziraat Türkiye Küpasi Group C
Beşiktaş JK – 1461 Trabzon
Location: Atatürk Olimpiyat
Referee: Kutluhan Bilgiç
Date: Thursday, January 14th
Time: 20:30 (GMT+2)
Channel: ATV
Matchday 4

After opening the year 2016 this past Thursday away in Trabzon against 1461 Trabzon in the Turkish cup, ending in a 1-1 draw. The Black Eagles face 1461 Trabzon again this Thursday at the Atatürk Olimpiyat stadium in Istanbul.

With the goal difference being firmly in 1461 Trabzon’s favour the Black Eagles would do well to beat the PTT 1. division outfit if they want to win the group, which in turn would ensure them of easier opposition in the next round.

Both teams have 7 points from two victories and one draw but 1461 Trabzon have the better goal difference after a 7-1 and a 0-5 win against Sivas Beleidyespor and Karabükspor, while Beşiktaş got a 3-0 and a 0-2 victory against Karabükspor and Sivas Belediyespor respectively.

This past Thursday that Black Eagles squandered a 1-0 lead they gained int he first half and conceded a goal scored by Yüksel Sisman after a terrific solo run.

With Alexander Milosevic returning from suspension it seems clear that the young Swedish central defender will start tomorow, but one big question mark is whether Pedro Franco will still be around at kick-off time to feature in this match or will he be on a plain headed to Buenos Aires Argentina to sign with San Lorenzo on a 6 month loan?

Beşiktaş predicted XI:

Günay Güvenç; Serdar Kurtuluş – Alexander Milosevic – Pedro Franco (Necip Uysal) – Dusko Tosic; Atiba Hutchinson – Oguzhan Özyakup – José Sosa; Ricardo Quaresma – Kerim Frei – Cenk Tosun

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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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