İstanbul and Olympiakos Piraeus measure strength, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, since they have never faced each other before. Attention to the house factor, since İstanbul usually conquers different results at home and abroad.
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League with the intention of winning a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a draw away with AEK Athens (0-0). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, İstanbul won 6, drew 3 and lost 1. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 20 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 5 of his 13 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘).
Basaksehir arrives at this match after a 0-0 draw against AEK Athens, in a friendly preparation for their next official matches. We remember that the local club finished the Turkish Superleague of 18/19 in the second position, with 67 points, 2 of the Galatasaray champion. The new coach Okan Buruk should favor the maintenance of the possession of the ball and the organized attacks, always with the aim of not unbalancing. Edin Visca, who acts on the attack front, is a very fast and strong player, with the ability to take the ball towards the attack. All equipment is available for this game.
Olympiakos Piraeus :
The visiting team reaches this stage of the UEFA Champions League (3rd Qualifying Round) after having eliminated Viktoria Plzeň, with a win by (4-0) at home and a draw by (0-0) out in the previous tie . This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 matches it records 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Olympiakos Piraeus won 6, drew 3 and lost 1. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games.
Olympiakos comes to this match after a 4-0 victory against Viktoria Plzen, in the second leg of the second round of the Champions League: the goals were scored by Semedo, Guilherme (2) and Guerrero. We emphasize that the visitors finished the Greek championship the previous year in the second position. In this first game away from home, coach Pedro Martins should benefit a medium or low block and counterattacks, exploiting the space in the opponent’s back in the best way. Even so, the French Mathieu Valbuena is the one responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. There are no major absences for this game.