After dominating the first leg of the Round of 16 fixtures in their home, Bayern Munich is now paying a visit to Besiktas’s arena to fight and conquer them. What is believed to be a one sided affair, Bayern Munich would aim to register another win for them and it would be very difficult for the hosts to score five goals at least and that too against Bayern Munich. The first leg of this fixture ended with 5 goals for Bayern Munich and none for Besiktas. So there are plenty of actions to be seen from the away side in this game and the home team would do their best to counter them. The preview of this game is listed below.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Vodafone Park, Istanbul. The ground has a capacity of 41,903 and it is going to be a chilly day in Istanbul which would only add to the excitement of this game. The clash will take place at 10:30 PM (IST) on March 14, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Bayern Munich won – 1
Besiktas won – 0
Not Decided – 0
The home team has already got Domagoj Vida suspended with Pepe and Dusko ruled out for selection because of their injuries. Besiktas has run out of options for centre back players ahead of this game. Faith Aksoy or Necip Uysal of the junior squad is expected to feature in the back with Gary Medel. Ricardo Quaresma is expected to feature in this game for the home team and he has to be careful that he don’t get booked by the referee in this game or would have to miss out the next game and so are Tolgay Arslan, Caner Erkin and Anderson Talisca.
Bayern Munich may go for big squad rotation because they are already leading the fixture by 5 goals and in this game they may try out their reserved players to test their mettle. Robert Lewandowski, Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy and Corentin Tolisso are most likely to be rested in this game because they are already booked before and if they are booked again then won’t be available to play the next fixture. Kingsley Coman, James Rodriguez and Tolisso are on the injury list with Manuel Neuer for the guests.
Besiktas – Fabri (GK), Adriano, Aksoy, Medel, Gonul, Hutchinson, Arslan, Babel, Talisca, Quaresma, Negredo
Bayern Munich – Ulreich (GK), Rafinha, Sule, Hummels, Alaba, Vidal, Martinez, Alcantara, Robben, Wagner, Ribery
Our bet is on the away team for this game because they already possess a great lead in the first leg of this fixture and the weight of it would most likely to crush the home team. Though, Bayern Munich may go for a squad rotation but chances are very minimal for the home team to win this game let alone, this fixture.
THIS BES VS BAY MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.