Besiktas v Olympiakos – Team News & Match preview
Besiktas host Greek champions Olympiakos tonight at the Vodafone Arena in the Europa League. Kick-Off is scheduled for 18:00 (GMT).
The Black Eagles know they can book their place in the quarter finals with a 0-0 draw tonight however, manager Senol Gunes is unlikely to adopt a cautious approach at home.
Besiktas looked the far superior side during the first leg and may have even missed the opportunity to finish off the tie in Greece
Olympiakos will be in their element having to counter attack and they showed how deadly they can be in the previous round when they defeated Osmanlispor in Ankara.
Besiktas boss Senol Gunes is expected to opt for Vincent Aboubakar up-front with the Brazilian star Talisca behind him in the number ten role.
The Istanbul giants are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions, winning five and drawing two.
Besiktas team news:
Senol Gunes will be unable to call upon, Caner Erkin, Dusko Tosic, and Marcelo are injured. Midfielder Tolgay Arslan is suspended
Olympiakos team news:
The Greek champions are without their goalkeeper Stefanos Kapino, defender Alberto Botia, and winger Seba. Meanwhile Brazilian centre back Bruno Viana has been ruled out due to a suspension.