Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir
UEFA Europa League
Date: 19th October 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena (Sinsheim).
Hoffenheim got off to a poor start in their debut season in Europa losing both of their opening ties in the group phase to the likes of Sporting Braga and Ludogorets.
The third-round clash with Istanbul Basaksehir will thus be the last train to catch for the Germans who are desperate to claim the victory in front of their fans at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side kept the fine goal-scoring form they had in the last season, but the new campaign (in both Bundesliga and Europa League) sees them concede goals with ease.
Die Kraichgauer allowed at least two goals in four of their last five outings in all competitions, but they still hold the high fourth position in the top flight of the German football.
The team led by Abdullah Avci was one of the most pleasant surprises of the last term of Super Lig.
A bit tougher schedule caused the slower kick off to the new campaign, but they seem to have caught the right rhythm with back-to-back wins over Goztepe and Alanyaspor in two previous fixtures.
Their Europa League campaign is, however, on thin ice, with them collecting no more than a single point from two rounds.
Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head to head
This is going to be the first ever head to head meeting between the two sides.
Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction
The Germans are favourites without doubts as they are desperate for points, but the Over 2.5 goals FT seems to be much more appealing option given their poor defensive form in the recent weeks.
Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Bets
The main betting pick is Over 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.53.
The more adventurous punters will like Hofenheim to win & BTTS at 2.88.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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