Hosting Fenerbahçe for the first derby of the Spor Toto Super League season, Beşiktaş has every intention of sending off their arch rivals from the Fiyapı İnönü Stadium without a single point.
Having said 'stop' to their previous bad streak with the Mersin İdmanyurdu win, Beşiktaş will attempt to strip away their arch rival's title of having not lost a single game out of the past 25 played in the Super League as well as having won their past 12 away games.
Beşiktaş's injured players Rüştü Reçber, İbrahim Toraman, Ersan Gülüm and Bebe will not be donning uniforms in tonight's derby game.
Guti and Fernandes, who were both missing in the Mersin İdmanyurdu match line-up will be able to play in the derby as well as Almeida, who has stayed far from the field for a while now due to an injury.
Beşiktaş's probable line-up for tonight's derby is as follows:
BEŞİKTAŞ: Cenk, İsmail, Egemen, Sivok, Hilbert, Necip, Aurelio, Ernst, Simao, Almeida, Quaresma
ON THE FENERBAHÇE FRONT
As the visiting team in the Spor Toto Super League's first derby of the season, Fenerbahçe is determined to walk away with three points.
Heading to Dolmabahçe as the current league leaders, Fenerbahçe will be calculating ways to maintain their success in the Fiyapı İnönü Stadium with five wins over the past six seasons.
Fenerbahçe has yet to lose a game over the past 25 played in the Super League, thereby by beating Beşiktaş they hope to maintain their leader status as well as to add another ring onto their chain of winning streaks in away games.
-MEHMET TOPUZ AND VOLKAN DEMİREL ARE ON THE MEND-
Fenerbahçe's injured players Mehmet Topuz and goalkeeper Volkan Demirel will both be able to play against Beşiktaş tonight.
Goalie Volkan has been following a personalized program of training and as long as there are no issues up until the start of the game, he will be guarding the post.
KESİMAL AND DİA ARE OFF
Serdar Kesimal has training separately from the team after extensive treatment and unfortunately he will be unable to play tonight. Dia, whom has left for France to discuss post injury treatment and goal keeper Serkan Kırıntılı who is still undergoing treatment, will not be playing tonight.
FENERBAHÇE: Volkan, Gökhan, Yobo, Bekir, Ziegler, Mehmet, Cristian, Emre, Caner, Alex, Bienvenu