- There are rumours that Ozyakup and Necip might be fit enough to play.
- Koybasi and Pektemek are long term absentees.
- Cristian might start instead of Mehmet Topal, putting Meireles in the DM position.
- Emre has been putting in great performances since he returned to Fenerbahce from Atletico Madrid.
- This is a crucial game in the title race. The loser could be left 9 points off the league leaders Galatasaray.
- Besiktas are suffering from a number of injuries, and that could play a huge part in the outcome of this game.
- Historically Fenerbahce have been superior in this derby, even in Besiktas's stadium. It could be the same old story once again.