Club Brugge v Besiktas – Preview & Prediction
Club Brugge secured a place in the Last 16 after eliminating Aalborg from the competition and have been performing well domestically too. Brugge are currently top of the Belgium Pro League with 58 points in 29 games, a point above rivals Anderlecht.
Besiktas have been struggling to regain form following their victory over Liverpool in the previous round. The Eagles recorded a 1-0 victory over Sivasspor but were fortunate to escape with all three points. Slaven Bilic’s side have been strong on Europe this season and will be hoping to return to Istanbul with an advantageous scoreline.
The Croatian manager has opted to keep the in-form Necip in defence while Atiba has been left out of the starting XI due to an injury.
Besiktas have proven themselves in Europe against strong opposition and should be able to return to Istanbul with at least a draw.