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Besiktas vs Galatasaray: All you need to know about this game

Reigning champs Besiktas try their luck against league toppers Galatasaray in an exciting Turkish Derby

Match Details

Date: 2 December 2017
Kickoff: 11:30 pm(IST), 4:30 pm(GMT)
Broadcast: Sky sports, beIN sports
Live stream: Sky Go
Venue: Vodafone Arena


The champions must attack its opponents with whatever they had when rivals Galatasaray challenge their kingship in the derby. Two consecutive times crowned league champions Besiktas are not taking their limits to high standard in the league, much of which they are doing on European trips. As a result, they sit at unfamiliar fourth place, six points a drift from the derby rivals at top. Istanbul Besikshir and fellow challengers Fenerbache all lead them and they definitely cannot go on like this. They have a lot of problem with the off field issues as rumors been heard that their star striker Tusan is been monitored by top purchasers in Europe. English club Arsenal are said to be leading the race and Besiktas fear that he will leave in the January window. But there are something that u have being a champion. So they will be up for anything to gather three points to earn the place they belong and minimise the gap to be in the race. Some of those which granted them the biggest victory in the club’s history in the cup competition with a thumping 9-0 victory over Maniaspor.

However it won’t be easy at all because opponents Galatasaray are serious now to grab the silverware they missed out to the black and whites two season’s ago. Things are going in a right way of course currently as they are unbeaten in last six games to the start of the new campaign. They dropped all points only in three fixtures but they have now turned into their rejuvenated best. This is certainly because a clever minded improvisation in the squad through a terrific summer buy in the form Bafetibi Gomis. The ex Swansea forward was brought from Marseille in the July window to help the club fight striker issue. It was an instant reply from him that he is a consistent goal getter anywhere. His quickly adaptation to new surroundings is bringing the club fruitfulness every time. Bagging 29 points and sitting at top, Galatasaray are leading Istanbul Basekshir by two points and a win the derby will furthermore extend it to four.

While if Besiktas provides a stunner they will momentarily move a place ahead if placement holder Fenerbache suffers a defeat in the game day. A only thing which will harm both the sides is a draw which they cannot afford at all in this stage. The derby is exciting surely.

Team News

Besiktas have no injury concerns and have fresh choices heading into this fixture.

Galatasaray are able to call back Sofiane Feghouli after he sustained a knock in the midweek cup fixture.