|Besiktas and Galatasaray will meet at Istanbul Inonu Stadium in the 1st week of the Championship play-off group on Saturday. Huseyin Gocek will be the refree of the game. The home team is sitting with 28 points in the 4th place. The away team is sitting with 39 points in the 1st place. The home side want to defeat the visitors in order to keep their hopes alive for Champions League. The away side want to save the point gap at least.
could not do well during the season. In the league, they could record only two victories in the last twelve fixture. They have been kicked out of Uefa Europa League and Turkish Cup. They need to prove that they are still a good team. so they want to collect many points here. They miss banned duo Almeida and Egemen; but Veli is back. They also have injury concerns about Cenk and Tanju.Galatasaray
was great during the whole season. They have a great advantage before they start off the play off fixtures. Even if they do not win their all games, they can clinch their championship. Coach Fatih Terim is only missing Emre Colak who is banned. Albert Riera and Felipe Melo were forgiven after both had a fight and missed the last trip to Manisa.Besiktas JK - Galatatasaray
Turkey Super League Championship ply-off group: 1st Round
Date: 14 April 2012 - 19:00 CET
Stadium: Inonu, Istanbul
Referee: Huseyin Gocek
Defenders: Hilbert, Ibrahim, Sivok, İsmail
Midfielders: Veli, Ernst, Simao, Quaresma, Fernandes
Forwarders: Mustafa Pektemek
Manager: Tayfur Havutcu
Missings: Cenk, Tanju
Booked: Almeida, EgemenGalatasaray:
Defenders: Hakan, Semih, Ujfalusi, Eboue
Midfielders: Sabri, Melo, Selcuk, Engin
Forwarders: Necati, Elmander
Manager: Fatih Terim
Booked: Emre Colak
The home side recorded 5 victories with this refree in 9 games. The away side also got 3 victories with him in 9 games.
Last Meeting: Galatasaray-Besiktas: 3-2
Wins the home side: 81
Wins the away side: 87
The home team
|Actual performance (W - Win, D - Draw, L - Lose)
- D/L/D/L/WThe away team
The home side will have to win this fixture in order to keep their hopes alive for upper places. They also need to make their fans get excited for these fixtures. The visitors would be happy with a draw. I believe that the hosts will play their best game of the whole season in this game.
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