Besiktas v Antalyaspor: Match Preview – Mario Gomez v Samuel Eto’o

Skenderbeu's Kristi Vangjeli (R) vies with Besiktas' Mario Gomez (L) during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between KF Skenderbeu and Besiktas JK at the Elbansan Arena in Elbasan on September 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

Besiktas take on Antalyaspor at the Fatih Terim stadium hoping to keep their place at the top of the table.

The clash will see two of the leagues most prolific strikers in Mario Gomez and Sameul Eto’o go head to head. Gomez has 21 goals this season while Eto’o has found the back of the net 16 times.

The Black Eagles will be without Rhodolfo and Gökhan Töre who are both injured and Ricardo Quaresma, Andreas Beck, Olcay Şahan, Mario Gomez and İsmail Köybaşı will have to be careful considering they are all one booking away from suspension.

Antalyaspor meanwhile will be without Chico and Saso Fornezzi due to injury.

Besiktas are on a great run and could move further ahead of rivals Fenerbahce with the Yellow Canaries in the Intercontinental derby against Galatasaray tomorrow.

Analyaspor will be no pushover and Samuel Eto’o loves to showcase his quality on the big stage but they do do have an awful record record against Besiktas winning just two out of their last 24 encounters.

Prediction: Besiktas Win


Stadium: Başakşehir Fatih Terim
Referee: Hüseyin Göçek
Kick-Off: 19.00 (Local Time)

Besiktas: Tolga, Beck, Marcelo, Delgado, İsmail, Quaresma, Atiba, Oğuzhan, Sosa, Kerim, Gomez
Manager: Şenol Güneş

Antalyaspor Mbolhi, Rıdvan, Celustka, Diego, Motta, Yekta, Makoun, Serdar, Mbilla, Danilo, Eto’o
Manager: Jose Morais