No ghost game in Istanbul! – one of the few good news on Thursday evening. The corona virus has not yet arrived in the Turkish metropolis. Accordingly, there was initially no reason to cancel large events or sporting events or to let them play in front of a ghost backdrop.
Basaksehir vs FC Copenhagen Free Betting Tips
For the Turkish representative, a ghost scenery would have been bearable anyway. Basaksehir sometimes has the worst visitor numbers in the Süper Lig – even though the test tube club from Istanbul is playing for the championship. In the Europa League there were only 5,892 spectators in the last round against Sporting Lisbon.
Nevertheless, the home advantage is significant for Basaksehir.
An important component is certainly the familiarity and the optimal preparation for the home game. Bookies consider Basaksehir a favorite against FC Copenhagen according to odds. A tip on the Turkish representative will be rewarded with odds of up to 1.78.
In contrast to Basaksehir, Copenhagen will play the second leg against a ghost backdrop. While Basaksehir eliminated Sporting Lisbon from the cup in the previous round, Copenhagen prevailed against Celtic Glasgow. FCK’s performance in Glasgow was surprisingly strong, where the Danes landed a 3-1 away coup.
Basaksehir – Statistics & current form
Basaksehir remains leader of the Süper Lig. The title dream is still alive for the fourth top club from Istanbul. Year after year the title was missed in the second half of the season despite a good starting position. Whether the big coup will be a success this season remains uncertain for the time being, but under Okan Buruk there is every reason to be optimistic.
Best Basaksehir ever?
Basaksehir leads the table in the Süper Lig with 52 points. The test club is the second strongest offensive with 49 goals and the second strongest defense of the Süper Lig with 24 goals. So far, Okan Buruk’s team has only suffered defeats against Fenerbahce (2x) and Yeni Malatyaspor in the domestic league.
We will find out how strong the championship leader of the Süper Lig is next weekend. The top game between Trabzonspor and Basaksehir is rising there. If Okan Buruk’s team wins the difficult away game on the Black Sea, at least one pursuer can be kept at a distance.
Europa League adventure continues
The round of 16 of the Europa League is the best result in the still young club history of Basaksehir. After Sporting Lisbon were eliminated in the round in the Turkish manner – in relation to the last minute goals – Basaksehir got a comparatively easy lot with Copenhagen. The chances of progress are balanced in this round.
On Thursday evening, the championship leader wants to present the Süper Lig and assert itself in the home game against Copenhagen. It is unlikely that Okan Buruk will rotate over the weekend in terms of the top game against Trabzonspor. At Basaksehir there will be no downtime. Big changes in the starting XI are not expected.
Probable lineups of Basaksehir:
➦ Günok – Clichy, Epureanu, Skrtel, Caicara – Aleksic, Tekdemir, Kahveci, Visca – Ba, Crivelli
Last games from Basaksehir:
⚽️ Super Lig 03/07 2020 Goztepe 0 – 3 Basaksehir
⚽️ Super Lig 03/02 2020 Basaksehir 3 – 1 Gaziantep FK
⚽️ Europa League 02/27 2020 Basaksehir 4 – 1 Sporting CP
⚽️ Super Lig 02/24 2020 Rizespor 1 – 2 Basaksehir
⚽️ Europa League 02/20 2020 Sporting CP 3 – 1 Basaksehir
FC Copenhagen – Statistics & current form
The corona virus has already arrived in Copenhagen. Accordingly, the same measures have been taken to protect citizens as in other European countries. Large events take place without spectators – this also includes football games. Copenhagen played their latest home game over the weekend against a ghost backdrop.
Superleague without playoffs?
It cannot be ruled out that the Danish Superleague will take place without championship playoffs if the Corona crisis continues. League leaders Midtjylland would then be crowned champions with a twelve point lead. FC Copenhagen suffered a surprising home bust last weekend against AC Horsens, the league’s tenth in the table.
The defeat wasn’t really due to the trainer’s rotation. The long-time coach Staale Solbakken let his team play with the best players. With the home defeat against Horsens there was a big setback in the title race. The hopes of catching up have shrunk for the time being.
Conquest course: first Glasgow, now Istanbul?
Now the main focus is again on the Europa League. Copenhagen was only able to enter the knockout phase of the second most important European competition for club teams with the help of marksmen. Group rival Dynamo Kiev drew on the last day of the group stage, missing the chance of second place in the table.
With Celtic Glasgow, Copenhagen did not have an easy draw in the sixteenth finals. In the home game with a 1-1 draw, FCK in Glasgow caused a big surprise. Copenhagen defeated the otherwise strong Irish home 3-1. The Solbakken team now wants to conquer Istanbul and plans the next away coup.
In contrast to Basaksehir, who have no defaults, there are some personnel concerns on the part of the Danish representative. Five players will miss the away game in Istanbul. There is still a question mark behind the use of Kaufmann. The youngster Mohammed Daramy is expected to start in the starting XI for Kaufmann.
Probable lineups of FC Copenhagen:
➦ Johnsson – Bengtsson, Bjelland, Nelsson, Varela – Jensen, Stage, Zeca, Biel – Santos, Daramy
Last matches from FC Copenhagen:
⚽️ Super league 03/08 2020 FC Copenhagen 0 – 1 AC Horsens
⚽️ Danish cup 03/04 2020 Aalborg BK 2 – 0 FC Copenhagen
⚽️ Super league 03/01 2020 FC Copenhagen 3 – 2 Aalborg BK
⚽️ Europa League 02/27 2020 Celtic Glasgow 1 – 3 FC Copenhagen
⚽️ Super league 02/23 2020 Silkeborg 1 – 1 FC Copenhagen
Basaksehir vs FC Copenhagen Free Betting Tips
Title race and EL adventure – Basaksehir plays the best season in club history. The top game in the Süper Lig is on the weekend for Okan Buruk’s team. A few days before, Basaksehir had to master the home game against Copenhagen.
Copenhagen should not be underestimated. The Danish representative entered the next round with an impressive away win at home strong Celtic Glasgow. In the away game in Istanbul, the Solbakken team wants to come up with a good result. The second leg in Copenhagen will take place against a ghost backdrop due to the corona virus.
Key Facts – Basaksehir vs FC Copenhagen tips
🔎 Copenhagen will play the return leg at home against a ghost backdrop.
🔎 Basaksehir recently won five home games in a row across all competitions.
🔎 Copenhagen suffered a home bust against Horsens last weekend.
Basaksehir wants to take advantage of the home advantage. Although the leader of the Süper Lig table has the worst average attendance in the league, home law is a decisive factor. Cross-competition, Basaksehir recently won five home games in a row, including the 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon, and we expect a balanced duel on Thursday evening, with the decision not being made until the second half. Our Basaksehir vs. Copenhagen tip aims at lucrative betting odds on “HT / FT: X / 1”.
Competition: Europa League
Date: March 12th, 2020
Betting Tips: X / 1
Stake: 4/10 units