Sports

Uneasy Beşiktaş takes on Fenerbahçe in crucial derby

Uneasy Beşiktaş takes on Fenerbahçe in crucial derby

FOOTBALL >Uneasy Beşiktaş takes on Fenerbahçe in crucial derby

ISTANBUL

AA photo

Istanbul’s Fenerbahçe, the only side to consign league champion Beşiktaş to defeat in 27 official games at its new home, will visit the Vodafone Arena by the Bosphorus on May 7 in a game that could help determine the Super League season.
The Canaries, who are on 56 points and who are chasing second-placed Medipol Başakşehir, have been encouraged by the performance of Senegalese striker Moussa Sow, who scored twice last week against Çaykur Rizespor when he replaced a suspended Robin van Persie as the main striker.
Beşiktaş, which moved to Vodafone Arena on April 11, 2016, suffered its sole home defeat on Feb. 5 when van Persie scored the sole goal in a Turkey Cup last 16 game.
The Dutchman said he was excited about the derby.
“Everything was great in the first game. I am waiting for the game with excitement and I believe that we will win again,” media reports quoted him as saying.
Fenerbahçe boasts one of the best away records in the league, having posted eight wins in 15 clashes this season.
Beşiktaş, which has 64 points, bowed last week 3-1 to Başakşehir, its closest follower, in a match that allowed the upstart Istanbul side to close within four points with five games remaining.
Başakşehir was to play late on May 5 against Antalyaspor.
Another headache for the Black and Whites is an injury to Canadian midfielder Atiba Hutchinson, who is unlikely to appear against Fenerbahçe.
Past experience suggests breaking the deadlock will be crucial, as the sides that scored the first goal in the last 23 derbies have lost just twice, with four matches also ending in a draw. Beşiktaş, for its part, has won 19 of 21 league games in which it has scored first.
The game might be Fener coach Dirk Advokaat’s last derby against Beşiktaş as the media have speculated that he will not head the team next season.
Beşiktaş manager Şenol Güneş has already secured a new contract for next season, according to Beşiktaş officials.
Some 3,500 police officers and security guards will take extreme measures for the game, with several roads around the stadium to be closed to traffic.
Some 2,100 Fenerbahçe fans will be brought directly to the stadium in the afternoon from Fenerbahçe’s Şükrü Saracoğlu stadium on the Asian side of the city.
Fourth-placed Galatasaray, meanwhile, will play against city rival Kasımpaşa on May 6 at home, on a busy league day when Gençlerbirliği takes on cellar-dweller Adanaspor, Trabzonspor hosts Kayserispor and Aytemiz Alanyaspor visits Atıker Konyaspor.
On May 7, Çaykur Rizespor will host Bursaspor.
Kardemir Karabükspor will take on Osmanlıspor and Akhisar will host Gaziantepspor at home on May 8, the closing day of matchweek 30.

May/06/2017

Source: HDN

Share

Sports
@https://www.twitter.com/GoodMorningTR

GoodMorningTurkey.com is your online news source about Turkey which has become one of the most closely followed and frequently discussed countries in the world. Turkey is increasingly becoming involved in world affairs, with its positive economic developments and intercultural interactions. Being strategically located between Asia, Europe and Middle East, geographically Turkey is playing an important role in the world affairs. Turkey has become world focus, and a role model country for many surrounding neighbors as a result of the recent developments and changes in the region.

More in Sports

Fenerbahçe, Trabzonspor share the spoils

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 21, 2017

Fans face ‘organized crime’ charges for violence on football pitch

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 18, 2017

Fenerbahçe seeks to heal wounds against strong Trabzonspor

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 18, 2017

Galatasaray swoops for West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 15, 2017

Beşiktaş launches league title defense with victory while Fenerbahçe falters

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 14, 2017

Turkish league to begin with new stars on board

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 10, 2017

Konyaspor beat Beşiktaş to claim Turkish Super Cup

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 7, 2017

Konyaspor claims Turkish Super Cup

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 7, 2017

Başakşehir to clash Sevilla in Champions League playoffs

Good Morning TurkeyAugust 4, 2017

GoodMorningTurkey.com is your online news source about Turkey which has become one of the most closely followed and frequently discussed countries in the world. Turkey is increasingly becoming involved in world affairs, with its positive economic developments and intercultural interactions. Being strategically located between Asia, Europe and Middle East, geographically Turkey is playing an important role in the world affairs. Turkey has become world focus, and a role model country for many surrounding neighbors as a result of the recent developments and changes in the region.

Pages

  • About Us
  • Advertise Us
  • Contact Us
  • Register
  • Copyright ©2013 - 2015 Good Morning Turkey. Powered by Design Media Land,LLC.