FC Copenhagen and İstanbul meet forces at Telia Parken, in a return match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (8th Finals), after İstanbul’s home victory by (1‑0) in the first leg. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since FC Copenhagen presents considerable differences in their results at home and away.
FC Copenhagen :
After the defeat in the first leg, the home team comes to this game at a disadvantageous disadvantage, since it needs to recover 1 goal disadvantage and has not scored any goal away from the previous match. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 14 goals scored and 20 suffered; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 28 goals scored and 13 suffered. FC Copenhagen won 2, tied 2 and lost 1 of their last 5 home matches for the UEFA Europa League. The team has conceded goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not had much defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 11 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Copenhagen comes into this game after a 2-1 home win over Nordsjaelland, adding to their second consecutive league win: the team’s goals were scored by Wind and N’Doye. We recall that the home team lost to Basaksehir in the first match 1-0. Now, in this second match against the Turks, Coach Staale Solbakken must act 4-3-3, favoring possession possession and flank attacks: Daramy and Stage must play on the team’s flanks. Dame N’Doye is one of the highlights of Copenhagen in the Europa League, with two goals scored. Outside this game will be Fischer, Sigurdsson and Rosadillha, all injured.
The away team comes to this second leg with a 1 goal advantage, but suffered 0 goals at home in the first leg. 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 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In the last match they played for the Süper Lig, they tied with Trabzonspor by (1‑1). In their last 4 away matches for the UEFA Europa League, İstanbul have recorded 2 wins and 2 losses. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In 9 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 10 of their 27 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘).
Basaksehir comes to this game after a 3-2 loss on the visit to Kasimpasa, thus adding to the second loss in the last three games, all by the Turkish league. We recall that the visitors are ahead in the tie, after winning the first game 1-0. When playing away from home, coach Okan Buruk has to opt for a rather defensive strategy, looking most often for striker Gulbrandsen. On the other hand, Edin Visca stands out in this team in the Europa League, with 6 goals scored. All players are available for this game.