Besiktas vs Leipzig: Predicted Line-ups – £48m Liverpool man could recover in time for Champions League clash
Besiktas take on Leipzig at the Vodafone Arena on Tuesday 26 September for their second Champions League Group G clash.
The Black Eagles will be without Atinc Nukan who is on loan from Red Bull Leipzig.
The centre-back is out with an ACL injury, Gokhan Tore is also sidelined with a knee injury.
Adriano meanwhile faces a race against time to recover in time for the clash.
Besiktas boss Senol Gunes faces a tough decision in defence if Adriano is ruled out.
Pepe is almost certain to start in defence but will be joined by either Tosic or Medel – neither of whom are centre-backs.
Red Bull Leipzig have a few injury concerns themselves. Kevin Kampl is out with a knee injury but Naby Keita who has a doubt is expected to recover in time.
It remains to be seen whether head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl will start Keita but he is expected to be included in the match-day squad.
Despite playing for the Reds, Keita has already agreed to join the Premier League giants for £48 million at the end of the season according to the BBC.
Besiktas are currently first in Group G after beating Porto 3-1 in Portugal on Match Day 1.
The Black Eagles became the first Turkish side to beat Porto in European competition.
Besiktas vs Leipzig: Predicted line-ups
Besiktas: Fabri – Medel, Pepe, Tosic, Caner – Hutchinson, Oğuzhan (c) – Talisca, Babel, Quaresma, Cenk
Absentees: Nukan (ACL), Töre (knee), Adriano (match fitness)
Coach: Senol Gunes
Leipzig: Gulacsi – Klostermann, Orban (c), Upamecano, Halstenberg – Demme, Keita – Augustin, Werner, Forsberg
Absentees: Kampl (knee)
Coach: Ralph Hasenhüttl