Istanbul Basaksehir vs RB Leipzig Betting Tip – 2 December 2020

Leipzig seek to improve recent away form

Gael Clichy / Istanbul Basaksehir ©imago images / Gonzales Photo 08/05/2020

TurkeyIstanbul Basaksehir vs RB LeipzigGermany
2nd December 1755hrs
Football – Europe – Champions League
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Paddypower
Odds: 31/20  odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 1 December


With the top two in Group H facing each other later tomorrow, RB Leipzig have a chance to put the pressure on as they face Turkish champions Istanbul Basasksehir.

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Istanbul Basaksehir Preview – Can Turkish champs repeat their heroics against Manchester United?

Being drawn in the most difficult of Champions League sections for their first ever participation at this stage of the competition was always going to be difficult for Istanbul Basaksehir. And it’s proved that way in the main. The one highlight so far was a 2-1 win at home to Manchester United which is arguably the biggest result in the club’s history.

Unfortunately for Okan Buruk, his team have been beaten by two or more goals in the other three group games. That said, the Turkish champions still have a chance of playing knockout European football with a win in this match putting them level on points with their opponents.


Our betting prediction:
RB Leipzig to win 2-0 Correct Score

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Tuesday 2 December)
It’s been a struggle for Basaksehir domestically as well this season following their title-winning exploits last season. They find themselves in ninth spot with just four wins in 10 games and nine points off top spot. A European finish would still be possible but unless they find some consistency then qualification for next season’s Champions League looks some way off.
Norwegian striker Fredik Gulbrandsen will be hoping for a first Champions League group stage goal having scored five goals in his last four domestic games.

RB Leipzig Preview – Will Leipzig improve on their poor away form so far in Europe to get a vital win?

With Manchester United to visit next week, RB Leipzig know that anything other than three points in this match will leave them really up against it in their efforts to qualify from the group. Home wins against Basaksehir and PSG have them on six points with two matches remaining and Leipzig simply have to do better in their final away game compared to their efforts in Paris and Manchester.

Granted this should be more straightforward than those other two games but failure to score or get a point on their travels will be of some concern Julian Nagelsmann who took his team all the way to the semi-final stage last season.


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Leipzig’s away from in general has been poor of late with four defeats and just one win in their last six games on the road across all competitions. They’ve also scored just one goal in the last four of those and hit more than one goal on on one occasion.

A win here would mean that whatever happens at Old Trafford later on Wednesday evening, RB Leipzig’s fate would be in their own hands heading into the final round of matches. Where, perhaps so importantly, they will be playing at home where they’ve been so dominant.

Istanbul Basaksehir vs RB Leizpig Betting Advice

Basaksehir were no match for RB Leipzig when the teams met in Germany back in October. Two goals in the first half from Angelino were the difference and the result was never in doubt after that. The challenge for the visitors is trying to replicate that sort of performance on their travels. And we know that the home team will be encouraged by their last home game in the competition.

Key Facts – Istanbul Basaksehir vs RB Leipzig Betting Tip

  • A win for Basaksehir would give fresh hope to them of playing European football after Christmas
  • All of RB Leipzig’s points and goals in the Champions League so far this season have come in Germany
  • The Bundesliga outfit were comfortable 2-0 winners when the teams met on match day one.


It would be a big surprise and also extremely damaging if RB Leipzig fail to win here. Whilst I think they have the quality to do so I think the value in this game is backing it to be a low-scoring affair.

Five of Leipzig’s last six away games have went under 2.5 goals and they will hope to control the game from the outset tomorrow.

Best Betting Odds for Istanbul Basaksehir vs RB Leipzig

Istanbul Basaksehir: to win: 13/2 Betvictor
Draw: 17/4 at Betvictor
RB Leipzig: 2/5 at Betvictor