EUROPA: Champions League – group stage
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The 7th Champions League group G doesn’t have a favorite like Barcelona or Manchester United if we compare it with other quartets. All four teams – the champions of France, Portugal and Turkey and also the vice-champion of Germany have practically equal chances to get into the first round of play-off.
Now the only leader of the quartet is Beşiktaş, Turkey. But we are not sure that the champion of Turkey will be able to save its position even in case of draw according to the results of the second round.
Beşiktaş Turkey (the head coach Şenol Güneş)
At the beginning of the group tournament the black eagles from Istanbul have suddenly won over two-time champion of Europe (1:3) in Porto. The balls were scored by Talisca, Cenk Tosun, Ryan Guno Babel.
But during the last round of the national Super League the team of Şenol Güneş had lost to weaker Fenerbahçe (1:2). This match because of its emotional overload had 5 sending-offs: two had Fener (Luís Neto and İsmail Köybaşı) and three Beşiktaş (Ricardo Quaresma, Atiba Hutchinson and Oğuzhan Özyakup).
Şenol Güneş’s bid (4-2-3-1):
Fabricio – Medel, Pepe, Tošić, Erkin – Hutchinson, Özyakup – Quaresma, Taliska, Negredo – Tosun;
Leipzig Germany (the head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl)
A week ago during the home meeting against Borussia Mönchengladbach the vice-champion of Germany was lacking its best central midfielder Naby Keïta because of sending-off. But, despite this fact, during the last round Leipzig had won over Eintracht Frankfurt (2:1) and is now getting ready to forthcoming battle.
Ralph Hasenhüttl’s bid (4-4-2):
Gulácsi - Bernardo, Orban, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Sabitzer, Ilsanker, Keïta, Forsberg – Augustin, Werner;
The quotations of the main outcomes are rather interesting:
Beşiktaş – 3.20, draw – 3.50, Leipzig – 2.15;
But today the champion of Turkey by its game level is not worse than the vice-champion of Germany, especially on its arena. It is clear that we are waiting for an interesting meeting.
Beşiktaş to win or draw (Asian Handicap +0,5) - odds 1.68 SBOBET