Istanbul Basaksehir vs Wolfsberger AC
Date: Thursday, 24 October 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium (Istanbul).
The hosts cannot afford to lighten up this week, despite being in the comforts of their home, as Wolfsberger have been a tough customer to beat, even in their outings.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Wolfsberger AC Head to head (h2h)
The two sides have not faced each other in the last two decades.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Wolfsberger AC Prediction
Okan Buruk’s men are in fine form at the moment and are on a two-match winning streak in their domestic league. However, the hosts have failed to hit the ground running as far as their European campaign goes.
Their opening clash with AS Roma saw them admit defeat by a hefty 4-0 scorecard. Soon after which, they managed no more than a 1-1 draw against Monchengladbach.
Wolfsberger AC, on the other hand, have found themselves level on points with Roma on the ladder. The visitors stunned Marco Rose’s men with four unanswered goals on the road. And, suprisingly even picked a point off of the table toppers in their previous home clash. It is also worth mentioning that the Austrian outfit have just not been showing any signs of slowing down and are currently unbeaten in their last eleven fixtures.
Their away form has been no less admirable. The squad have come out on top in four of their previous five outings. Three of which, were by a two-goal margin or more. Furthermore, the guests have upset the odds in all of their Europa league clashes so far.
Hence, although they are part of a far inferior domestic league, that alone does not guarantee the hosts a win in this one.
With the strong and resilient run of form that the visitors are on at the moment, a double chance favoring Wolfsberger rather than the hosts is by far the safest punt in this one.
Additionally, what is also certain is that there will be no dearth of goals this week. The home team have scored ten times from their last five fixtures here, and have kept a clean sheet just once in the process.
Their counterparts have hardly been shy in racking up the goals tally as well and have found the back of the net two times or more in three of their past four trips on the road.
Therefore, there is absolutely no reason not to expect both teams to score or to post over 2.5 goals on the charts by the end of the ninety minutes.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Wolfsberger AC Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Wolfsberger @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals & Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).