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Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Betting Tips - Turks tipped to claim first leg advantage

Istanbul Basaksehir have won their last 5 home matches
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen
Istanbul Basaksehir are set to claim first leg advantage against Copenhagen (Getty Images)

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Istanbul Basaksehir are backed to have the upper hand against Copenhagen in their UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg clash at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium. The Turks have won their last five home matches and should make light work of Copenhagen who have struggled in recent weeks.

Istanbul Basaksehir Form


Istanbul Basaksehir are coming off a 3-1 victory at Goztepe in a Turkish Super Lig fixture on Saturday. Demba Ba opened the scoring in the first half while Enzo Crivelli and Irfan Kahveci added further goals after the break.

The Turks are having an excellent season as they sit three points clear at the top of the Super Lig. They are also into the round of 16 of the Europa League thanks to a 5-4 aggregate win over Sporting Lisbon. 

Okan Buruk's men have won their last five home matches, a run which includes a 4-1 extra time victory over Sporting and a 3-1 Super Lig triumph against Gaziantep.

Istanbul Basaksehir News


Basaksehir are without forward Fredrik Gulbrandsen who is sidelined with injury. They have an otherwise fully fit squad for the visit of Copenhagen.

Istanbul Basaksehir
Istanbul Basaksehir have won their last five home matches (Getty Images)

Copenhagen Form


Copenhagen travel to Istanbul off the back of a 1-0 home defeat to Horsens in the Danish Superliga. They dominated possession but were wasteful in attack, failing to make any of their five attempts on target count. 

Things have gone downhill for the Danes since they knocked out Celtic in the previous round of the Europa League. Stale Solbakken's men have lost their last two matches having been beaten 2-0 by Aalborg prior to the defeat against Horsens.

Copenhagen News


Copenhagen are without striker Jonas Wind who is sidelined with injury. Left back Nicolai Boilesen is also ruled out of Thurday’s match with a knee problem.

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Head to Head


This is the first ever meeting between Istanbul Basaksehir and Copenhagen.

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Betting Odds


Basaksehir have been installed as favourites by bookmakers with Unibet offering 1.83 for a home win. A victory for Copenhagen is priced at 4.75 while bet365 is paying 3.50 for a draw.

Basaksehir produced over 4.5 goals in their last Europa League fixture and a similar outcome is paying 10.00 at while over 3.5 goals is offered at 4.50. Over 2.5 goals is set at odds of 2.30 while BTTS Yes is valued at 2.10 at William Hill.

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Match Up


Demba Ba has been the man in-form for Basaksehir with four goals in his last seven matches. Edin Visca also carries a major goal threat from midfield having found the net six times in his last eight appearances.

In contrast Copenhagen have struggled in attack having failed to score in their last two matches. Striker Michael Santos has scored just three times in his last 15 matches and should find things difficult against the Basaksehir backline.

Demba Ba
Istanbul Basaksehir Demba Ba is expected to play a key role for the hosts (Getty Images)

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Stats


  • Istanbul Basaksehir have won their last 5 home matches (all competitions)
  • Copenhagen have lost their last 2 matches (all competitions).
  • Copenhagen have failed to score in their last 2 matches (all competitions).

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen FAQ

Where can I watch Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen stream online?

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When is Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen being played?

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen will be played at 18.55 CET on Thursday 12 March 2020.

Where is Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen being played?

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen will be played at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey.

What is Istanbul Basaksehir’s most recent Form?

Istanbul Basaksehir’s recent form (last 5 matches): WWWWL

What is Copenhagen's most recent form?

Copenhagen’s recent form (last 5 matches): LLWWD

What is the Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen H2H record?

Total Matches: 0, Istanbul Basaksehir Wins: 0, Copenhagen Wins: 0, Draws: 0

What is the predicted Istanbul Basaksehir line-up?

Predicted Istanbul Basaksehir line-up (4-3-3): Gunk, Clichy, Junior Caicara, Epureanu, Skrtel, Tekdemir, Kahveci, Aleksic, Visca, Crivelli, Ba.

Unavailable:
Gulbrandsen (injured).

What is the predicted Copenhagen line-up?

Predicted Copenhagen line-up (4-4-2): Johnsson, Bengtsson, Varela, Bjelland, Nelsson, Stage, Zeca, Falk, Pep Mas, N'Doye, Santos.

Unavailable: Boliesen (injured), Wind (injured).

Verdict

Basaksehir have looked imperious in recent weeks and should claim a first leg win over Copenhagen.


Best Bet: Basaksehir Win Win Market @1.83 at Unibet - 3 Units
Correct Score Tip: Basaksehir Win 2-0 Correct Score Market @10.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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