Kick-off: 1800, 05/08/2020
Stadium: Parken Stadium
TV: BT Sport
Istanbul Basaksehir looked much the better team when beating FC Copenhagen 1-0 in Turkey in the first leg of their Europa League tie.
Having done well away from home during the group stage this term, we’re sticking with Okan Buruk’s side to confirm that superiority in Denmark.
Punters can get 17/10 for the visitors to prevail and that is our initial FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Basaksehir prediction.
A Look At FC Copenhagen’s Betting Odds
Copenhagen scored just five goals in six matches when qualifying from their pool in second place.
They lost 1-0 to table toppers Malmo at this venue, were held to a 1-1 draw by Dynamo Kiev on home turf and only edged out Lugano 1-0.
Stale Solbakken’s side then seemed up against it when drawing 1-1 with Celtic here in the first knockout round.
A subsequent 3-1 victory in Glasgow reads well, but we’re still not convinced by the quality of this outfit.
They finished 14 points behind Midtjylland when runners-up in Denmark’s top flight, losing twice to the champions since returning from lockdown.
Looking at the FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Basaksehir odds, we’re taking 17/4 for an away win and both teams to score.
A Look At Istanbul Basaksehir’s Betting Odds
Basaksehir needed a late penalty to shade Copenhagen at Fatih Terim Stadium, with Edin Visca converting after Demba Ba was bundled over in the box.
However, they had gone close on numerous occasions before then, with a deflected Visca shot hitting the woodwork and former Chelsea forward Ba missing a couple of good opportunities.
In topping a tough Group J, Buruk’s men secured two fine away victories, winning 2-1 at Borussia Monchengladbach and 3-0 at Wolfsberg in Austria.
Knocking out Sporting Lisbon at the last-32 stage was another excellent effort and their domestic form after the restart was good enough to be crowned champions of Turkey.
A first title triumph ended the monopoly of Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce, with Ba and Visca both ending the campaign on 13 goals.
French front man Enzo Crivelli and Turkey midfielder Mehumt Tekdemir are other players to watch out for in this talented team.
Let’s finish off our FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Basaksehir betting tips by taking 19/2 for a 2-1 away win.
BASAKSEHIR 1-0 FC COPENHAGEN – Edin Visca (pen)
Previous head-to-head: N/A
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