Besiktas welcome Tottenham for a Group C clash in the Europa League 2014/15 on Thursday evening.
Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 6pm BST. Live coverage will be available on ITV 4 and ITV 4 HD.
Besiktas welcome group leaders Tottenham to the Atatürk Olympic Stadium on Thursday. Despite both the teams having qualified for the next round, this game will have a massive significance. The winner of this clash will go into the knockout phase as the group winner, giving them an advantage in the draw.
However, Besiktas will have their task cut out despite being in good form, as their opponents are on a 18-match unbeaten streak in Europa League group stages. Spurs only need a draw as they are already ahead of the Turkish team by two points.
Both teams are struggling with a few injuries, but the biggest blow is for the hosts as top scorer Demba Ba is likely to miss the game as he is struggling with a toe injury. Apart from him, midfielder Atiba Hutchinson is suspended after picking up a red card against Asteras Tripolis.
On the other hand, Tottenham have some good news on the injury front as Kyle Walker could make his long awaited return to first-team action after travelling with the team to Turkey.
What the Managers Say
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): "We expect a tough contest because Beşiktaş are a very good team. We want the victory to finish top of the group and this is a chance for players who haven't played the last few games to show their quality. [Beşiktaş's missing players] bring quality but they're a good team anyway. It won't be a friendly."
Slaven Bilic (Besiktas): "We're on a good run and we would like that to continue. We are playing against a team who play in one of the best leagues in the world. It's a good challenge for us."
Betting Odds (888sport.com)
Tottenham to win: 11/10
Besiktas to win: 5/2
- Injured: Mustafa Pektemek (cheek bone), Cenk Gönen (unspecified), Oğuzhan Özyakup (calf), Sivok (hamstring)
- Suspended: Hutchinson
- Doubtful: Demba Ba (toe injury)
Probable Line-Up: Gonen; Kurtulus, Franco, Gulum, Ramon; Kavlak, Frei; Tore, Sosa, Sahan; Ba.
- Injured: Adebayor (back), Capoue (unspecified), Chiriches (unspecified), Naughton (unspecified), Rose (unspecified), Townsend (ankle)
- Suspended: N/A
- Doubtful: N/A
Probable Line-Up: Lloris; Dier, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Rose; Stambouli, Bentaleb; Lennon, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane