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Beşiktaş vs. Fenerbahçe match preview

Turkish Super League's 15th-week clash will see Beşiktaş hosting Fenerbahçe.

Beşiktaş, having played 14 matches in the league, won 8, drew 2, and suffered 4 defeats, accumulating 26 points. The black and white team enters the week in 3rd place with a goal difference. Fenerbahçe, having experienced 12 victories along with one draw and one loss in the previous part of the Super League, currently tops the table with 37 points.

The between Beşiktaş and Fenerbahçe in the 15th week of the Super League will take place tonight at Tüpraş Stadium. The match will kick off at 19:00 (Turkiye time), with Atilla Karaoğlan as the referee. Ceyhun Sesigüzel and Cevdet Kömürcüoğlu will be the assistant referees, and Volkan Bayarslan will be the fourth official. The match will be broadcast live on beIN SPORTS. You can also follow the match live on fenerbahcefootball.com

Probable Lineups

Beşiktaş: Mert, Onur, Bailly, Colley, Zaynutdinov, Amir, Gedson, Cenk, Chamberlain, Rebic, Aboubakar

Fenerbahçe: Livakovic, Osayi, Samet, Osterwolde (Djiku), Ferdi, İsmail, Fred, İrfan Can, Szymanski, Tadic, Dzeko

Injured and Suspended Players

4 absences for Beşiktaş

In the black and white team, four players will miss the match against Fenerbahçe due to injuries. Arthur Masuaku, Valentin Rosier, Milot Rashica, and Yakup Arda Kılıç, undergoing treatment, will not be in the match squad. The condition of Omar Colley, who is nursing a knee injury, will be determined on the match day. Rachid Ghezzal, Jean Onana, Eric Bailly, and Tayfur Bingöl, who have recovered from their injuries and have been training with the team for some time, are expected to be included in the squad.

Becao and Zajc will be absent for Fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe will be without and , who are injured, in the Beşiktaş derby. Djiku, who has recovered, is expected to be in the match squad, with the decision on whether he will be in the starting lineup to be made closer to the match. Serdar Aziz and Mert Hakan Yandaş, who have been training with the team, still have match fitness issues, and it is uncertain whether they will be in the match squad.

Samet Akaydin

Crespo and Samet on the brink of suspension

Two players for Fenerbahçe, Samet Akaydın and Miguel Crespo, are on the verge of suspension ahead of the Beşiktaş match. Samet Akaydın, who received yellow cards in the matches against Trabzonspor, VavaCars Fatih Karagümrük, and EMS Yapı Sivasspor, will leave his team alone in the TÜMOSAN Konyaspor match if he receives another yellow card in the Beşiktaş away game. Miguel Crespo, who received yellow cards against Bitexen Antalyaspor, Yukatel Adana Demirspor, and VavaCars Fatih Karagümrük, is another player on the brink of suspension before the match.

Beşiktaş doesn't want to fall behind in the title race

Beşiktaş aims to stay in the championship race by defeating Fenerbahçe in the derby. The black and white team has earned 7 points in the three matches played since the appointment of coach Rıza Çalımbay. Beşiktaş aims to reduce the point gap with the yellow-navy team to 8 by winning in front of its fans.

Beşiktaş - Fenerbahçe

Fenerbahçe hasn't beaten Beşiktaş in 7 matches

Fenerbahçe has been unable to secure a victory against Beşiktaş in the last 7 matches in the Super League. Having suffered a 4-2 defeat in their last league match at home, the yellow-navy team has drawn 4 and lost 3 of the last 7 encounters.

During this period, Fenerbahçe scored 9 goals against their rivals while conceding 14 goals. In the 7 league matches played at Tüpraş Stadium, the yellow-navy team recorded 5 draws and 2 defeats, securing their only away victory in a Ziraat Turkish Cup match on February 5, 2017, which ended 1-0.

Dusan Tadic - Sebastian Szymanski

Tadic and Szymanski, İsmail Kartal's constants

In Fenerbahçe, the players whom coach İsmail Kartal has given a chance in every match this season are and Sebastian Szymanski. Both players have played in all 25 matches in the league and in Europe.

Dusan Tadic scored 6 goals and provided 5 assists in the 14 league matches played, while this season, he scored 10 goals and assisted 6 times in 25 matches in all competitions. Sebastian Szymanski has 10 goals and 9 assists in the 25 matches he played. The Polish player celebrated 7 goals and made 4 assists in the 14 league matches he appeared in.

Edin Dzeko

Eyes on Edin Dzeko

Edin Dzeko, Fenerbahçe's top scorer this season, raised his goal tally to 11 by scoring against Sivasspor after a 3-match goalless streak in the league.

The 37-year-old forward, whom coach İsmail Kartal trusts the most in the attack, will be the most important weapon for his team against Beşiktaş.

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