Istanbul Basaksehir vs Olympiakos Match Info
Match date: 7th August 2019
Kick-Off: 6:45 pm
Stadium: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, Istanbul
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Olympiakos Head to Head Record
This is the sides’ first head-to-head clash as Olympiakos travel to neighbouring Turkey looking to justify their role of heavy favourites to make it to the Play-offs.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Olympiakos Stats
- Istanbul Basaksehir have been very tough to beat at home ground
- Owls have struggled for consistency through their pre-season
- Olympiakos haven’t suffered a loss since February (0-1 to Lamia in Greek Cup)
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Olympiakos Match Preview
Istanbul Basaksehir host Olympiakos for the first leg of their 3rd Qualifying Round Champions League clash desperate to secure an advantage ahead of the tough trip to Greece, hoping to shake off the feeling after an unpredictable run through their pre-season despite a difficult schedule.
Indeed, Owls have seen losses to Ajax (2-1) and Borussia Monchengladbach (5-1) midway through July and just draws against Fortuna Dusseldorf (1-1) and AEK (0-0) since then, as Okan Buruk struggles to find a cure for their defensive instability despite scoring goals on the regular too.
Olympiakos have been rated heavy favourites to make their way to the next round and for a great reason, as they haven’t suffered a loss since February and come into the match on the back of an 18-match unbeaten streak – despite struggles to actually turn clashes their way through the pre-season.
Thrylos have beaten Viktoria Plzen (4-0 on aggregate) with confidence, where they secured a goalless draw in Czech Republic and outclassed the rivals in front of the home fans with goals from Guilherme, Guerrero, Rezník (OG), and Ruben Semedo. They will now hope to build on the performance but we feel trip to Istanbul is much more of a task.
We will thus stick our necks out for Istanbul Basaksehir to earn any advantage in the first leg and going for a Home win at 27/20 with Ladbrokes feels like value – especially seeing their fine performances here and a habit to build on the success through it.
Indeed, Basaksehir have struggled to keep it together at the back and could just have to outgun the rivals to secure it, which has us going for a high-scoring contest at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu and backing Over 2.5 Goals FT at 7/5 with bet365.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Olympiakos Betting Tips
Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 27/20 with Ladbrokes
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 7/5 with bet365
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