STSL week 8: Beşiktaş – Antalayspor

Updated: October 23, 2016

Beşiktaş JK – Antalayspor
Location: Vodafone Arena
Referee: Barış Şimşek
Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 19:00 (GMT+2)
Channel: LİG TV
Matchday 8

With their first win in the Champions League in the bag on Wednesday, the Black Eagles once again turn their gaze to the Süper Lig where Antalyaspor awaits next for the ruling Champions.

Galatasaray’s defeat last night at the hands of Trabzonspor and Başakşehir’s success on the road against Karabükspor will give the Eagles extra motivation to push for 3 points against Samuel Eto’o & co. With a win the Black Eagles will remain top of the table on level points with Başakşehir.

Antalyaspor are still ont he hunt for their first win in the 2016/17 season after 3 draws and 4 defeats so far. They’re currently dead last int he standigns and desperately need to start picking up points or face certain relegation woes later in the season.

For the Black Eagles Vincent Aboubaakr has finally found the back of the net in a competitive game, with a brace against Napoli, his confidence is certain to be high and he is expected to start with Cenk Tosun possibly moving to the wing.

In midfield Gökhan İnler is expected to make his return to the starting eleven, while Tolgay is likely to be rest while Oğuzhan is still not fit to play. Gökhan Gönül is also expected to start at rightback instead of Andreas Beck.

Beşiktaş  predicted XI:

Fabricio Ramirez; Gökhan Gönül – Marcelo Guedes – Dusko Tosic – Caner Erkin; Atiba Hutchinson – Gökhan İnler – Tolgay Arslan; Cenk Tosun – Vincent Aboubakar – Ricardo Quaresma

Antalyaspor predicted XI:

Ferhat Kaplan; Ondrej Celustka – Chico – Diego Angelo – Ramon Motta; Zeki Yildirim – Charles – Deniz Kadah – Serdar Özkan – Danilo; Samuel Eto’o

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