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FC Copenhagen vs Basaksehir Prediction & Betting tips
The 2019/20 season was successfully completed in most European leagues. One of the big surprises this season was undoubtedly Basaksehir, who for the first time in club history was chosen as the Süper Lig Champion 2019/20 in Turkey. The orange-blue from Istanbul now want to follow up and also cause a sensation internationally.
The Europa League round of 16 second leg matches will be played this week. Before the long break in the international competition, Basaksehir had put the 1-0 in Istanbul and is therefore confidently traveling to Copenhagen. As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, there is in the second leg between FC Copenhagen vs. Basaksehir not a clear favorite.
FC Copenhagen missed the important away goal in Istanbul and are therefore in the return leg with their backs to the wall. The Danish representative cannot afford to concede a goal on Wednesday evening, otherwise at least three goals will be needed to still get the quarter-final ticket.
The fact that the white vest at home game against Basaksehir is preserved can rather be ruled out. After all, the attacking department of the Turkish representative was in excellent shape before the season break – the Turkish champions scored ten goals in the last five competitive matches.
FC Copenhagen missed defending their title in the Danish Superleague. The team around the longtime Norwegian head coach Solbakken was only second in the championship playoffs, but at least got the right to start for the EL qualification. After the weak regular season, a comeback of the FCK in the playoffs was hardly to be expected anyway.
Before starting the new season in the Super League, the focus is now entirely on the Europa League. On Wednesday evening, the Solbakken team must turn 0-1 against the reigning Turkish champion Basaksehir. In the round of 16 first leg almost five months ago, FCK had shown a solid performance, but was penalized in the final phase with a goal after a penalty.
In the Super League, Copenhagen took two wins in a row before the end of the season, ending a losing streak of six competitive games without a win. It remains to be seen whether the latest swing will also be taken into the Europa League. In the playoffs, the Danish record champions had revealed some weaknesses, especially in the back team.
In total, there were 13 goals conceded in ten games in the Super League playoffs. It would be quite surprising if the current form of defense defends the white vest in the round of 16 second leg against Basaksehir. On Wednesday evening, FCK coach Solbakken will have to do without his striker Santos, who was subsequently blocked.
Basaksehir has played the best season in club history so far. The test tube club from Istanbul has chosen Süper Lig champion for the first time this season and is also causing an international sensation. In the Europa League, Basaksehir is close to the quarter-finals after the 1-0 from the first knockout round, but will still have to master the second leg in Copenhagen.
With an away goal at FCK, the course can be set. Then the Danish representative would need three goals to eliminate Basaksehir from the Europa League. As the latest form of the orange-blue shows, an away goal from Basaksehir is quite obvious. After all, there were 15 goals to celebrate in the eight competitive games since the restart.
Basaksehir had the best defense this season in the Süper Lig. FC Copenhagen already felt in the round of 16 first leg that the defensive bulwark of the Turkish record champions is difficult to crack. In Istanbul only one shot of the Danes went to Basaksehir’s goal. If this is followed up, Basaksehir coach Buruk can definitely build on the counterattack.
FC Copenhagen will have to take risks at the latest during the game. On the last day of the Süper Lig, Buruk had spared numerous top performers and relied on reservists. In the Europa League, Basaksehir will now again be in the best line-up. Buruk has no complaints on Wednesday evening.
FC Copenhagen vs Basaksehir head to head matches
12.03.20 EL Basaksehir FC Copenhagen 1 : 0