Hearts vs Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions, Tips & Match Preview

Hearts vs Istanbul Basaksehir Europa Conference League Prediction by LeagueLane

Hearts vs Istanbul Basaksehir
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: Thursday, 09 September 2022
Kick-off at 17:45 UK / 18:45 CET
Venue: Tynecastle Park.

Hearts participated in their last European group stage back in the 2004/05 season. They will now host Istanbul Basaksehir at Tynecastle Park this Thursday.

Finishing third last season in the Scottish Premiership helped the Jam Tarts book their place in the second edition of the Conference League.

Earlier, they were defeated by Zurich in the Europa League playoff stage. Nevertheless, manager Robbie Neilson and his men will not lack any support from the fans as they return to top-level European competition after almost eighteen years.

Meanwhile, Istanbul Basaksehir finished fourth last season in the Turkish Super Lig. The Boz Baykuşlar successfully qualified for the Conference League after knocking out Antwerp in the playoff stages.

Moreover, former Real Madrid and Arsenal man Mesut Özil will be making his appearance for the Boz Baykuşlar in this upcoming fixture.

Going into this fixture, manager Robbie Neilson will have a huge task ahead of him. However, this game will surely be full of action as both teams are placed fourth in their respective domestic league.

Hearts vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head

  • Both teams will be meeting for the first time.
  • Emre Belözoğlu’s side have not conceded the opening goal for their last nine games in all competitions.
  • The Boz Baykuşlar are unbeaten in their last eight games away from home.
  • Hearts lost two of their last five home games.

Hearts vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction

It is important to mention that this Basaksehir side have all the strength to top this group in the Conference League. Also it is worth mentioning that Emre Belozoglu and his men played in the Champions League in the 2020/21 season.

Therefore, they have more experience playing against top European teams.

Moreover, Hearts number nine Lawrence Shankland already has four goals this season, with three being scored before the 25th minute. Hence, this game will most likely not end in a stalemate.

Our prediction is that Hearts will win this game – at 3.10 odd. This is after considering their decent form in the league as well as Lawrence Shankland’s goalscoring form.

Moreover, our next tip for this game is that Over 2.5 goals will be scored – at 2.00 odd. At home, the Jam Tarts have scored three goals in their last two league games. Also, Emre Belözoğlu’s side scored three goals in the last away game.

Hearts vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips

  • Hearts to win @ 3.10
  • Lawrence Shankland to score anytime