The Europa League was once dubbed “Cup of the Losers” by Franz Beckenbauer. For top teams, the second most important competition in European club football was of no particular importance. English teams in particular, who were already struggling with a plump game schedule, often had a B-eleven played.
Year after year, the Europa League is becoming more and more attractive. Turkey is said to be the exception. As the ideas of the Turkish clubs in the group stage of the Europa League show, there was not really a lot of interest in the competition. A Turkish team is still represented: Basaksehir.
Last Man Standing: The test tube club from Istanbul, of all places, should advance Turkey in the 5-year rating. Last Thursday Basaksehir suffered a tough away defeat in Lisbon. In order to solve the round of 16 ticket, the previous year’s runner-up in Turkey must win the second leg with at least two goals difference.
The double burden is hardly appropriate for the Okan Buruk team. The away game in Rize is due on Monday evening. Buruk will therefore have to decide which competition will be prioritized. In the bookmakers, the Rizespor against Basaksehir odds are subject to fluctuations. A tip on the home side has value according to the circumstances.
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Championship euphoria prevails on the Black Sea – at least in Trabzon. However, the neighbor in Rize is afraid of relegation. The points cushion of the Black Sea soccer players from the Turkish tea city has shrunk. As can be seen from the table of the Süper Lig, Rizespor are only a few points away from a relegation zone.
Most recently there were two losses in a row for the Blue-Greens. While the home defeat against Besiktas is still partially manageable, the result was disappointing last week. Rizespor lost 0-2 to the Gaziantep promoted team. Thus, the weakness away from the Black Sea club continues.
For the third time in a row, the maximum point yield for Rizespor failed to materialize. A home win on Monday evening would at least provide relief, especially since the Black Sea derby against the leaders from Trabzon is also coming up next weekend.
To take three points against Basaksehir, the offensive game of the Blue-Greens will have to improve. With only 21 goals, Rizespor is currently the third weakest offensive of the Süper Lig. The offensive of the Black Sea club is by no means badly staffed. Umar, Boldrin and Samudio form a good offensive trio behind striker Milan Skoda.
It remains to be seen when the knot will burst on the offensive. Coach Ismail Kartal will have two defeats in central defense at home against Basaksehir. For this, Albayrak and Abarhoun are expected to start.
Süper Lig or Europa League? Okan Buruk will have to choose between two competitions on Monday evening. After the Monday game against Rizespor there is little regeneration time until the EL evening in the Europa League. Since Basaksehir already lost the first leg 1-3, it remains to be seen whether the main focus remains on international competition.
Should Okan Buruk rotate on the Black Sea, the current Rizespor against Basaksehir betting odds will surely fluctuate in favor of the home side. But there is not much to be said for rotation. Thanks to the draw by leaders Trabzonspor, Basaksehir has the chance to conquer the top of the Süper Lig with three points on this matchday.
This season, last year’s runner-up has only lost three games. Basaksehir suffered two defeats in the first and second round matches. Basaksehir suffered one defeat against Kasimpasa, and there were also two defeats against Fenerbahce in the first and second round matches. However, Basaksehir will not show any trace of championship euphoria.
Last season, Basaksehir gambled away a comfortable point cushion and literally handed the title to Turkish record champions Galatasaray. There will probably be no greater chance of winning the championship in the coming years.
A déjà vu in the second half of the season cannot be ruled out. Therefore Basaksehir is not really recommended for Süper Lig Meister 2019/20 betting. On Monday evening, Okan Buruk in Rize will have to do without goalie Enzo Crivelli. Robinho is also still missing.