Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley / Europa League – There is also a very attractive duel in the third qualifying round of Europa League, which is played between a Turkish team, Basaksehir, iand one of the most brilliant surprises in the past season of the English Premier League, Burnley. Otherwise, this is also the first official appearance in the new season for the Turkish representative, while Burnley in the previous round of Europa League managed to eliminate Scottish Aberdeen but only after extensions.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley Begins 09.08.2018. at 20:00 CET.
The team of Basaksehir for the three consecutive season represents a very important factor in the strongest league in Turkey, so even last season they were in the game for the title, but only because of the weaker goal difference than Fenerbahce they were left without a second place that leads in the Champions League. However, for them this new placement in Europa League is a success, with the proviso that they performed last year in the group stage as well, while they were better than Club Brugge in the Champions League qualifiers, but then they were eliminated from Sevilla in the playoffs.
Otherwise, since 2014, this team has been led by coach Avci, who obviously has great confidence in his team, so he brought only two new players during this summer, midfielders Jojic from Cologne and Aydogood from Akhisar, while they at the same time lost the only experienced center-back Korkmaz. Here it should be added that the experienced midfielder Turan does not have the right to perform due to the suspension at the start of the home championship and therefore Avci will not probably have any use from him in Europa League.
Probable lineups Istanbul Basaksehir: Babacan – Caicara, da Costa, Epureanu, Clichy – Tekdemir, Belozoglu – Višća, Mossoro, Elia – Adebayor
For the guests from Burnley, we have already said in the introduction that they were one of the finest surprises in the past season of the English Premier League, where they finally took a great seventh place on the table and thus reached historic placement in European competitions. They had a lot of problems against Scottish Aberdeen because they first played 1-1 at home, and then repeated the same result in the rematch, so Burnley has won placement in the next round only after two goals in extra time.
However, it is most important for that they have successfully passed their first obstacle and therefore we now expect them to have much more confidence against the very unpleasant Basakhahirah, especially since the first match of the third qualifying round of Europa League is played in Istanbul. For this reason, we believe that coach Dyche will set a somewhat more defensive setting than usual, with the proviso that he still cannot count on goalkeepers Pope and Heaton and midfielders Brady and Defour, while the performance of the injured striker Wood is also questionable for Thursday.
Probable lineups Burnley: Lindegaard – Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward – Cork, Westwood – Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Lennon – Barnes
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley PICK
Burnley has recently had a very hard time with the Scottish Aberdeen in their premiere appearances in Europe, so we now expect them to play much more defensive against a much better Basakhahir, with the main goal of preserving their network intact.
Pick: under 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.65 at sportingbet (down to 1.60 can be played)