Stoke v Besiktas – Preview, Prediction, TV Listings, Betting Odds – Europa League – 29 September 2011
Group E leaders Besiktas travel to face English Premier League side Stoke City in the UEFA Europa League group stage. The match will take place at Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-trent, England on Thursday, September 29, 2011. Kickoff is scheduled for 20:05 BST (UK time), 21:05 CET (Central Europe), and 15:05 EST (USA Eastern).
Stoke v Besiktas TV Listings
It will be televised on ITV 4 (UK), DirecTV (USA), Sport TV2 (Portugal), C+ (Spain), Viasat (Scandinavia), Star (Turkey), and Al Jazeera Sport (Middle East).
Stoke v Besiktas Preview
Stoke manager Tony Pulis
“They play in a volatile atmosphere every week over there, so it is second nature to them.”
” I hope our supporters recreate the noise which helped us so much in Saturday’s draw with Manchester United, but it probably won’t affect the opposition in the same way that it might do a lot of other teams who come here.
“The support on Saturday was something else yet again, but we know that we must turn up on Thursday and give them something to cheer about. They want to get behind the team, they want to have a go, but what we must do is give them something to cheer about like we did in the Manchester United match.”
“Besiktas are a top quality side with some big names in their line-up and we know it is going to be a tough, tough game for us.”
“This is a whole new experience for this Club and for many of the players, so we need to enjoy it more than anything.
“Nobody is expecting us to do well in the competition, so I want the players to go out there and perform without any inhibitions.”
Besiktas manager Carlos Carvalhal
“He (Peter Crouch) is a difficult player. We know him very well – we saw the match against Manchester United and he scored a good goal.
“He is the kind of player who is fantastic for the way Stoke play. But we are prepared for this kind of football.”
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||0.0||0.0|
|Goals against *||0.0||0.0|
|Last 5 home||W-W||W-W|
|Last 5 away||D-W-W||L|
|* Goals per match – home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Goals||Kenwyne Jones 2||Hugo Almeida 2|
|Yellows||Dean Whitehead 2|
|10/20||Maccabi Tel-Aviv||10/20||@Dynamo Kiev|
|11/3||@Maccabi Tel-Aviv||11/3||Dynamo Kiev|
|12/1||Dynamo Kiev||12/1||@Maccabi Tel-Aviv|
Stoke v Besiktas Prediction
Stoke wins 2-0
Stoke v Besiktas Odds
Stoke win – 8/11
Draw – 5/2
Besiktas win – 10/3