Europa Conference League Betting Tips

İstanbul Başakşehir vs Heart of Midlothian betting tips: Europa Conference League preview, predictions and odds

Match preview

This’ll be Heart of Midlothian’s final European game of the season, so will they bow out in style?

Having finished third last season, the Jambos are competing in Europe for the first time since 2016, with this their first group stage appearance for 18 years.

Last Thursday, the Jambos completed the double over RFS, beating the Latvian champions 2-1 at Tynecastle.

Lawrence Shankland’s close-range finish and then Andy Halliday’s deflected shot sealing the three points.

Against Group A’s top two though, Robbie Neilson’s side have been simply outclassed.

İstanbul Başakşehir won 4-0 in Edinburgh on matchday one while, in two meetings with Fiorentina, Hearts have been hammered 3-0 and 5-1.

So, this represents the end of the line for the Scottish side, who are desperate to be back competing at this level again next season.

As for the Turkish club, they need a victory to cling onto first place.

A week ago, despite taking the lead through Danijel Aleksić, the Grey Owls were beaten 2-1 at Stadio Artemio Franchi.

Emre Belözoğlu’s team do remain above Fiorentina on head-to-head but, with I Viola likely to win in Rīga, they must do the same.

İstanbul Başakşehir’s best run in a UEFA competition came in 2020, reaching the round of 16, with a victory here guaranteeing they’ll match that.

Will the home side be too strong for Hearts at Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu?

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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