İstanbul and PSG meet at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct meeting between these two teams as they have never met before. Particular attention is needed for the home / away condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
İstanbul Başakşehir :
The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group H after a defeat in their debut in this group stage, against RB Leipzig, by (2‑0). This is a stronger team with the support of its fans, since in the last 30 games it has registered 7 victories, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 22 suffered; against 11 victories, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium, with 30 goals scored and 10 suffered. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they beat Antalyaspor at home by (5‑1). In their last 10 home matches İstanbul has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (61′ ‑ 75 ‘).
Başakşehir comes to this match after a 5×1 win at the reception against Antalyaspor, in a match for the Turkish championship: the team’s goals were scored by Enzo Crivelli. Edin Visca (2) and Giuliano. In the first match for the Champions League, the Turks lost 2×0 at the RB Leipzig stadium. Coach Okan Buruk should privilege a medium or low block and counterattacks, making the most of the space on the opponent’s back. On an individual level, we highlight the Bosnian Edin Visca, Basaksehir’s top scorer, with 3 goals scored. For this match, the home team does not have Junior Caicara and Okechukwu Azubuike, both injured.
The visiting team comes to this 2nd round of Group H after a defeat in their debut in this group stage, against Manchester United, by (1‑2). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 12 victories, 1 draw and 2 losses as a visitor, with 48 goals scored and 11 suffered; against 11 victories, 1 draw and 3 defeats in his stadium, with 37 goals scored and 10 suffered. In their last match, for Ligue 1, they beat Dijon at home by (4‑0). In their last 10 away matches, PSG has registered 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, as 47 of their last 55 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 38 out of 55 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Paris Saint-Germain comes to this match after a 4×0 victory over Dijon, in a French championship match: the team’s goals were scored by Kylian Mbappé (2) and Moise Kean (2). Keep in mind that the Parisians lost in the first game of the Champions League against Manchester United by 1×2. Now, in this match against Basaksehir, coach Thomas Tuchel must prioritize maintaining possession of the ball and organizing attacks: Argentine Ángel Di María is the great organizer of the offensive process. On the other hand, Kylian Mbappé is Paris Saint-Germain’s top scorer in official matches, with 6 goals scored. Outside of this game are Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi, Thilo Kehrer and Juan Bernat, all with physical problems.