Istanbul Basaksehir vs Club Bruges
Champions League Third qualifying round
Date: Wednesday, 2nd August 2017
Kick off at 18:45 UK/ 19:45 CET
Venue: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu.
The first leg between these two sides clearly stole the show in the third qualifying round of the competition as it offered a six-goal thriller leaving the rematch wide open.
The Turks are in a much better situation, though, as they notched three goals on the road, but Club Brugge would go through with any victory in the rematch at Basaksehir Fatuh Terim Stadyumu.
The hosts have been the most pleasant surprise of the last year’s edition of Super Lig as they came second to earn the first ever appearance in the most elite football competition in Europe.
The team led by Abdullah Avci opened the new season in a fantastic way as they came back from conceding two early goals to fight out to a 3-3 draw at the end.
The most recent acquisition Eljero Elia proved his quality right away in his first official match for the Istanbul side as he as one of the best players on the court seven days ago at Jan Breydelstadion.
The visitors were super inspired in the final third on Saturday evening when they demolished Lokeren 0-4 on the road at the start of the new First Division A campaign.
Emmanuel Dennis was especially inspired netting a brace, while Brandon Mechele was also on target for the team led by Ivan Leko.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Club Bruges: Head to head
Istanbul showed a very brave performance especially after conceding two early goals.
Avci’s half time talk has obviously done miracles as Istanbul bagged three goals within 14 minutes to turn the game around in their favour and gain the edge ahead of the rematch in Turkey.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Club Bruges: Prediction
We can definitely expect yet another high-scoring affair since the Belgians will likely attack from the very first whistle.
None of the teams can be proud of their defensive lines, which could have best been noticed in the first leg and we just can’t see any of the sides keeping the clean sheet this Wednesday.
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Club Bruges: Bet Tips
The top betting option will be BTTS at the odds of 1.73 with Bet365.
The alternative bet is Istanbul Basaksehir to win & BTTS at 3.75 odds.