Burnley vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Europa League Qualifying – 3rd Round 2nd Leg
Date: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Turf Moor (Burnley).
Last season Istanbul Basaksehir almost qualified for the Europa League group stages when they were a few moments from knocking out Sevilla in what would have been seen as quite a shock.
Burnley did well to beat Aberdeen and show their class in the 2nd leg of that game and if they win this match and then their play-off they will qualify for the first time ever for the Europa League.
The Clarets were in action this week for their first Premier League match of the campaign, settled for a goal-less stalemate at Southampton.
Meantime, Basaksehir started their domestic season on a high with a 2-0 win over Trabzonspor.
Burnley vs Istanbul Basaksehir Head-to-head
The teams haven’t met prior to their clash in Istanbul last week.
Burnley vs Istanbul Basaksehir Analysis for Prediction
Burley the happier side from the first leg go into the second leg at their own backyard as slight favorite when the games restarts at 0-0.
Basaksehir did dominate the proceedings back then, created an awful lot of chances, but the efforts end in vain.
On the flip side, Burnley failed to register a single shot on goal.
While it is true that Basaksehir has the luxury of having some world-class players, yet past their prime; Burley have the experience of locking horns with similar sort in the English Premier League.
This is the reason why bookies are pricing the Clarets as slim favorites to win here, also considering that they troubled some elite sides at this ground over the past two years.
Basaksehir didn’t have the best of times while playing on the road in Europe, managed just 1 win from 6 outings so far.
Burnley vs Istanbul Basaksehir Betting Tips
FT – Under 2.5 goals 6/11 (1.53).
First Half Draw @ 1/1 (2.00).