Istanbul Basaksehir vs Roma
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
Istanbul Basaksehir have upset the odds in Group J to become the table-toppers. And, are currently in need of just one more win to book their ticket to the next round. However, with Roma desperate to get back into the race, it looks like the hosts are in for a tough ninety minutes this week.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Roma Head to head (h2h)
Their only recent meeting was the reverse fixture of this matchup which Roma won comfortably with a 4-0 scorecard.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Roma Prediction
Istanbul Basaksehir edged past Galatasaray with a 1-0 scorecard last week to maintain their winning streak across all competitions. At the moment, the hosts have tasted nothing but success in their past three matchups. They are also unbeaten in their previous eleven as well.
The home side have stumbled just once at home this season too and have picked up the win in three of their last four games here. It is also worth mentioning that with a draw and two wins in their previous three Europa League clashes, the hosts have propelled themselves to the top of Group J.
On the other hand, Roma embraced the return of Serie A, post the international break, with a convincing 3-0 win over Brescia at the Stadio Olimpico. However, the visitors have been struggling to get things going for them in their European matchups.
Paulo Fonseca’s men are now without a win in their last three group clashes on the trot. Their most recent one ended in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Borussia Monchengladbach. Be that as it may, it goes without saying that Roma are part of a far more competitive domestic campaign as opposed to the Turkish outfit.
The aforementioned was certainly on full display when the two sides last locked horns as well. With Roma making light work of this foe with a 4-0 scoreline. Hence, despite the promising form that Istanbul Basaksehir have going for them as of now, Roma are more than just likely to be too hot to handle for the hosts in this one.
Furthermore, the home side have been a threat in the attacking third and have found the back of the net at least once in all of their games here this season. Meanwhile, despite being third in terms of points, Roma have scored the most number of goals in Group J, standing at seven.
Taking into account that the visiting contingent are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road in their group clashes as well, count on both teams to have their names on the scoresheets come Thursday.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Roma Betting tips
Roma to win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Both teams to score @ 1.66 (2/3).