Besiktas probable lineup & tactics

Beşiktaş without Tolga Zengin, Sivok & Ugur Boral against Asteras [divider]

Beşiktaş will be without goalkeeper Tolga Zengin and defenders Tomas Sivok as well as Uğur Boral against Asteras due to injury.

The Black Eagles are currently first in Europa League Group C on eight points.

Slaven Bilic will either use a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-1-4-1 setup with Cenk Gönen in goal. Serdar Kurtuluş will start at right-back, Pedro Franco and Ersan Gülüm are likely to deployed in defence and Motta is expected to be used as left-back.

Bilic faces a more tricky task picking his midfield and wingers. Atiba Hutchinson is almost certain to start and will be accompanied by either Necip Uysal or Veli Kavlak.

Jose Sosa or Oğuzhan Özyakup will be used as the teams main creative midfielder. Olcay Şahan and Kerim Frei will be competing for a place on the wing, Gökhan Töre is almost certain to start on the other flank and Demba Ba will lead the attack upfront.

Bilic could drop either Kavlak or Uysal and play Özyakup alongside Jose if he opts for a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Beşiktaş Expected Starting XI:

Beşiktaş: Cenk, Serdar, Ersan, Pedro, Motta, Hutchinson, Veli, Gökhan, Sosa, Olcay, Demba Ba