Besiktas vs Galatasaray: Confirmed Lineups – Loris Karius Starts In Istanbul Derby, Henry Onyekuru Gets Nod For Lions

Besiktas take on rivals Galatasaray in the Istanbul derby at the Vodafone Park stadium on Sunday.

The Super Lig clash will see the Black Eagles try to extend their win streak to three games in all competitions.

The reigning league champions Galatasaray meanwhile will be hoping to snap a two-game winless streak.

Besiktas looked down and out just a few weeks ago after an eight-game stretch winning just a single game.

The Black-Eagles have however, shown a lot of fight over the past two games giving the kind of reaction head coach Senol Gunes was hoping for.

Gunes made a few big changes in the 4-1 victory over Ankaragucu last week, giving Guven Yalcin a starting role.

The 19-year-old starts again versus the Lions as does Dorukhan Tokuz who also impressed.

The big shock as far as Besiktas are concerned is that Jeremain Lens who was the man of the match against Sarpsborg after scoring twice and providing an assist in the 3-2 victory was left on the bench.

Ricardo Quaresma starts ahead of Lens with Mustafa Pektemek on the other flank.

Liverpool loanee Loris Karius has kept his place in the side heading into the derby.

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Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has kept Eren Derdiyok upfront despite criticisms following his display in the 2-0 defeat against Lokomotiv Moscow in the Champions League.

Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru starts on the wing with Feghouli getting a rare start on the other flank.

Former Manchester City man Fernando returns to central midfield and will be joined by Selcuk Inan.

Besiktas vs Galatasaray


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