RB Leipzig and İstanbul face at Red Bull Arena, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never met before. Attention to the home factor, since RB Leipzig usually conquer different results at home and away.
RB Leipzig :
The home team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, since they did not have to play any of the qualifying rounds prior to this group stage. This is a team that curiously has been stronger as a visitor than in their home games, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last game, for the Bundesliga, they beat Augsburg away by (0‑2). In their last 10 home matches RB Leipzig has recorded 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 21 of their last 21 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 16 out of 21 have ended with Over 2.5 goals.
Leipzig comes to this game motivated, after an outside win, by 0x2, in the visit to the Augsburg stadium: Angeliño and Poulsen scored the winning goals. One of the great strengths of the home team is the way they manage to use counterattacks to create dangerous situations. It should be noted that when they invest in the offensive process they do so through the right flank, taking advantage of the depth offered by the winger Nordi Mukiele. The home coach is supposed to re-organize his team into a 5x2x3, in which the three players responsible for bringing danger to opposing defenders are Olmo, Forsberg and Nkunku. Coach Julian Nagelsmann will not be able to count on Fabrice Hartmann, Marcel Sabitzer and Konrad Laimer, injured.
İstanbul Başakşehir :
The visiting team will make its debut in this edition of the competition, since it did not have to play any of the qualifying rounds prior to this group stage. This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 7 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In their last match, for the Süper Lig, they beat Trabzonspor away by (0‑2). In their last 10 away matches, İstanbul has recorded 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses. The team allowed the opponent goals in 7 of the last 10 games, so there are defensive processes that need to improve. In 15 games, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 12 of their 34 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Basaksehir comes to this day motivated, after an outside victory, by 0x2, in the visit to the Trabzonspor stadium: Kahveci and Visca scored the winning goals. The visiting club generally acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring quick transitions and attacks through the flanks. In this tactical scheme, the three most advanced men, responsible for launching panic on the rival defenders, are Turuc, Visca and Demba Ba. Apparently, coach Okan Buruk will not be able to count on Nacer Chadli, Okechukwe Azubuike, Hasan Ali Kaldirim and Muhammed Sengezer, handed over to the medical department.