Sporting Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Preview and Predictions

Sporting Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir
UEFA Europa League
Date: 28th September 2017
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Estadio Municipal de Braga.

Sporting Braga have done a massive job claiming three points from the visit to WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim two weeks ago.

The Portuguese outfit would make a major step towards the knockout stage of the competition with the potential home victory over Istanbul Basaksehir this Thursday in front of their fans.

Sporting Braga

Abel Ferreira will be encouraged with his team’s fine form ahead of the important Europa League outing.

Braga have claimed two wins and a draw since the mentioned Europa League success. The draw came against Benfica in Taca da Liga (1-1 at Estadio da Luz).

Istanbul Basaksehir

The visitors have a star-studded lineup featuring the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Stefano Napoleoni, Eljero Elia, Gokhan Inler and Emre Belozoglu, but the timing for the visit to Estadipo Municipal de Braga is far from perfect for Abdullah Avci and his men.

Istanbul are winless in last three matches in all competitions and the latest of the failures came on Saturday afternoon when they suffered a 1-0 loss at Gencerlibirligi.

Sporting Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Head to head

Sporting Braga and Istanbul Basaksehir will take on each other for the first time in their history.

Sporting Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Prediction

It should be a close one, but both the momentum and the home court advantage are on Braga’s side which is why we fancy the Portuguese squad who are 6/5 to pikc up the victory on Thursday.

Additionally, the BTTS seems to be a decent option as each of last four games Braga played saw both teams on target.

Sporting Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir: Bets

The main betting pick is Sporting Braga to win the match at the odds of 6/5 @ 888 Sport.

You can alternatively take the BTTS pick at 4/5 @ 888 Sport.