Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Betting Tip Home Win & BTTS – 12 March 2020

Home side to edge entertaining encounter

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Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen
12 March 1755hrs
Football – Europe – UEFA Europa League
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Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 15/4 odds taken 1800 GMT, Tuesday 10 March

Istanbul Basaksehir and Copenhagen meet in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday night. The first leg of this Round of 16 tie will take place at the Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul, with the second leg being played at the Parken Stadium a week later. These two clubs have never met before, so who will come out on top in this intriguing European clash in Turkey on Thursday?

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Istanbul Basaksehir Preview – Will the hosts make home advantage count in the first leg?

Okan Buruk’s Istanbul Basaksehir are having a sensational season in Turkey at the moment. Basaksehir, who were only founded 30 years ago, are currently top of the Super Lig after 25 matches, winning 15, drawing seven and suffering just three defeats so far. Only Sivasspor have picked up more home points, as Istanbul have won nine of 13 in league action at the Fatih Terim Stadium.

Istanbul Basaksehir booked their place in the last 32 of the Europa League by winning Group J ahead of the likes of Roma and Borussia Monchengladbach. The Turkish side were superb, winning three of six to take ten points and top the group.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1808 GMT, Tuesday 10 March)

They were then involved in a thrilling two-legged Round of 32 tie with Sporting Lisbon. Buruk’s boys were well beaten in Portugal, losing 3-1 at the Estadio Jose Alvalade, but they struck back with an emphatic victory on home soil. Istanbul ran riot at home, picking up a 4-1 win after the tie went to extra time. Will their memorable European journey continue beyond the last 16?

Copenhagen Preview – Can Solbakken’s side cause an upset in Istanbul?

Stale Solbakken’s Copenhagen beat Neil Lennon’s Celtic over two legs in their last 32 Europa League tie. Having been held to a 1-1 draw by the Scottish side at the Parken Stadium in first game, the Danish outfit were the big underdogs at Celtic Park.

Copenhagen put on a stunning display in Glasgow, claiming a deserved 3-1 victory at Celtic Park. The tie looked to be heading to extra time when Odsonne Edouard’s late penalty cancelled out Michael Santos’ 51st-minute opener. However, late strikes by Pep Biel and Dame N’Doye earned Solbakken’s boys a deserved 4-2 win on aggregate.

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Copenhagen have been in poor form of late, though, winning just two of their previous seven, although one of those was that impressive victory in Scotland. The Superliga champions have lost their last two, but can they cause another upset in this season’s Europa League?


Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Betting Advice

Considering that Thursday’s clash will be the first meeting between the two clubs, this is a tough one to call. However, while Copenhagen have more European experience, Basaksehir have an exciting team and certainly seem to be going places under Buruk.


Key Facts – Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen Betting Tip

  • Istanbul have lost just once at home since August, with that sole defeat coming to Roma in the Europa League group stage
  • Copenhagen head to Istanbul having lost their last two and won only two of their past seven league and cup matches
  • Basaksehir and Copenhagen have never met before


The Fatih Terim Stadium is a tough place to visit, and I fancy Basaksehir to pick up a home win on Thursday night. However, I can also see Copenhagen finding the net in Turkey. With that in mind, take a punt on the home win and both teams to score at 10/3.


The best betting odds for Istanbul Basaksehir vs Copenhagen

Istanbul Basaksehir to win: 8/11 at Bet365
Draw: 13/5 at Bet365
Copenhagen to win: 15/4 at Bet365