No ghost game in Istanbul! – one of the few good news on Thursday evening. The corona virus has not yet arrived in the Turkish metropolis. Accordingly, there was initially no reason to cancel large events or sporting events or to let them play in front of a ghost backdrop.
For the Turkish representative, a ghost scenery would have been bearable anyway. Basaksehir sometimes has the worst visitor numbers in the Süper Lig – even though the test tube club from Istanbul is playing for the championship. In the Europa League there were only 5,892 spectators in the last round against Sporting Lisbon. Nevertheless, the home advantage is significant for Basaksehir.
An important component is certainly the familiarity and the optimal preparation for the home game. The effects of home law can be summarized in the betting base guide on home advantage. Bookies consider Basaksehir a favorite against FC Copenhagen according to odds.
In contrast to Basaksehir, Copenhagen will play the second leg against a ghost backdrop. While Basaksehir eliminated Sporting Lisbon from the cup in the previous round, Copenhagen prevailed against Celtic Glasgow. FCK’s performance in Glasgow was surprisingly strong, where the Danes landed a 3-1 away coup.
Whether Copenhagen can also prevail in Istanbul will be shown on Thursday evening. In addition to our Basaksehir vs. FC Copenhagen Prediction further tips and analyzes for the round of 16 matches of the Europa League can be found in the “Betting Tips Europa League”.
Basaksehir remains leader of the Süper Lig. The title dream is still alive for the fourth top club from Istanbul. Year after year the title was missed in the second half of the season despite a good starting position. Whether the big coup will be a success this season remains uncertain for the time being, but under Okan Buruk there is every reason to be optimistic.
Basaksehir leads the table in the Süper Lig with 52 points. The test club is the second strongest offensive with 49 goals and the second strongest defense of the Süper Lig with 24 goals. So far, Okan Buruk’s team has only suffered defeats against Fenerbahce (2x) and Yeni Malatyaspor in the domestic league.
We will find out how strong the championship leader of the Süper Lig is next weekend. The top game between Trabzonspor and Basaksehir is rising there. If Okan Buruk’s team wins the difficult away game on the Black Sea, at least one pursuer can be kept at a distance.
The round of 16 of the Europa League is the best result in the still young club history of Basaksehir. After Sporting Lisbon were eliminated in the round in the Turkish manner – in relation to the last minute goals – Basaksehir got a comparatively easy lot with Copenhagen. The chances of progress are balanced in this round.
On Thursday evening, the championship leader wants to present the Süper Lig and assert itself in the home game against Copenhagen. It is unlikely that Okan Buruk will rotate in the weekend’s top game against Trabzonspor. At Basaksehir there will be no downtime. Big changes in the starting XI are not expected.
The corona virus has already arrived in Copenhagen. Accordingly, the same measures have been taken to protect citizens as in other European countries. Large events take place without spectators – this also includes football games. Copenhagen played their latest home game over the weekend against a ghost backdrop.
It cannot be ruled out that the Danish Superleague will take place without championship playoffs if the Corona crisis continues. League leaders Midtjylland would then be crowned champions with a twelve point lead. FC Copenhagen suffered a surprising home bust last weekend against AC Horsens, the league’s tenth in the table.
The defeat wasn’t really due to the trainer’s rotation. The long-time coach Staale Solbakken let his team play with the best players. With the home defeat against Horsens there was a big setback in the title race. The hopes of catching up have shrunk for the time being.
Now the main focus is again on the Europa League. Copenhagen was only able to enter the knockout phase of the second most important European competition for club teams with the help of marksmen. On the last day of the group stage, group rival Dynamo Kiev drew and missed the chance of second place in the table.
With Celtic Glasgow, Copenhagen did not have an easy draw in the sixteenth finals. In the home game with a 1-1 draw, FCK in Glasgow caused a big surprise. Copenhagen defeated the otherwise strong Irish home 3-1. The Solbakken team now wants to conquer Istanbul and plans the next away coup.
In contrast to Basaksehir, who have no defaults, there are some personnel concerns on the part of the Danish representative. Five players will miss the away game in Istanbul. There is still a question mark behind the use of Kaufmann. The youngster Mohammed Daramy is expected to start in the starting XI for Kaufmann.