By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp
ANKARA (AA) - Fenerbahce are set to host Besiktas in the Turkish Super Lig week 17 derby in Istanbul on Sunday.
The Yellow Canaries' only unavailable player is goalie Altay Bayindir, while the Black Eagles' Alex Teixeira and Georges-Kevin N'Koudou are injured and will not play the match at Ulker Stadium.
Fenerbahce have not lost any of their last four league matches, while Besiktas were defeated in their last three.
In last three games between the rivals, Besiktas won two while the last one at the Vodafone Park on March 11 was drawn 1-1.
Besiktas are suffering from management issues lately as the club board has not appointed an official head coach after the resignation of Sergen Yalcin on Dec. 9.
The Black and Whites' board appointed former youth coach Onder Karaveli as interim manager until they make a final decision on several names considered for the top position.
Meanwhile, Fenerbahce manager Vitor Perreira is said to be under stress amid rumors that he could be replaced over poor results.
Fenerbahce are ranked 5th with 27 points, while Besiktas are placed 7th with 24 points in the points table.
- Week 17 fixtures
Kasimpasa-Demir Grup Sivasspor
Ittifak Holding Konyaspor-Fraport TAV Antalyaspor
Aytemiz Alanyaspor-Adana Demirspor
Caykur Rizespor-Oznur Kablo Yeni Malatyaspor
Goztepe-VavaCars Fatih Karagumruk
Yukatel Kayserispor-Gaziantep FK