FC Copenhagen – Basaksehir : Preview & Prediction
Round of 16 second leg of the Europa League!
Superligaen champion last year, Copenhagen only finished second this year. Second in its group behind Malmö, the Danish club managed the exercise rather well, conceding only one defeat. In the eighth, Copenhagen dismissed Celtic Glasgow by beating them 1-3 in Scotland, after a draw (1-1) in the first leg.
Istanbul BB, defeated in the preliminary round of the Champions League against Olympiakos (3-0 in both matches), had to settle for the Europa League this season. A fairly well controlled group stage, with a first place ahead of AS Roma (despite two big defeats, 4-0 then 3-0, against the Louve club) and Borussia Mönchengladbach. Newly crowned Super Lig champion (for the first time in its history) in Turkey, Istanbul therefore finds the Europa League with a different status.
FC Copenhagen finished first in their home league with 11 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss.
Copenhagen have scored 28 goals and conceded 12 in 13 Danish league games at home.
Istanbul finished second to Süper Lig away from home with 8 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses.
Istanbul has scored 27 goals and conceded 21 in 17 away league games this season.
Istanbul has a small advantage with its victory (1-0) in the first leg. FC Copenhagen are a solid team, which are used to playing in this cup. But Istanbul, brand new champion, seems in good shape and has a small advantage.
FC Copenhagen – Basaksehir : Betting Tips
FC Copenhagen – Win Odds: 2.55
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70