Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Match Info
Match date: 12th March 2020
Kick-Off: 5:55 pm
Stadium: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium, Istanbul
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Head to Head Record
This will be the sides’ first head-to-head clash ever, where the Turkish rivals come off as slight favourites to Qualify.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Stats
- Istanbul Basaksehir scored 12 goals in their last four outings across competitions
- Copenhagen come into the match with a streak of two losses behind them
- Lions earned just two wins in nine outings since late January
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Match Preview
Istanbul Basaksehir made their way past Sporting Lisbon (5-4 on aggregate) despite a 3-1 loss in Portugal, as Edin Visca levelled it in the stoppage time and untangled the contest from the spot deep into extra time. They now host Copenhagen hoping for a similar feat in front of the home fans and a significant advantage ahead of the trip to Denmark.
Okan Buruk’s men built on the success and come into the match on the back of a four-match winning streak, outclassing both Gaziantep (3-1) and Goztepe (0-3) last week and confirming their fine form in the final third. They will now want more of the same and we expect them very motivated to get it.
Copenhagen beat Celtic (4-2) in 16th Finals and showed what they’re made of but they can boast no such consistency of recent. They travel to Istanbul with a streak of two losses behind them and just two wins earned in nine outings across competitions, which will be worrying for Stale Solbakken.
Lions have seen AaB (2-0) deny them in the Cup and Horsens (0-1) snatch all three Superliga points at Telia Parken, failing to find the net on either occasion. They have been scoring goals quite regularly beforehand and will now be desperate to rediscover their form up front when it matters the most.
We don’t see them causing an upset on Thursday, though, and we’ll now rather stick with Istanbul Basaksehir to earn a lead with a Home win priced at 3/4 with William Hill. We’ve seen them rock-solid lately and this feels like the best approach to the fixture.
Still, we do feel Copenhagen will have their say and will leave a lot to be played for in the second leg. With that in mind, we’re also going for goals with Over 2.5 Goals FT, which comes at enticing 6/5 with bet365!
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Betting Tips
Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 3/4 with William Hill
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 6/5 with bet365
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