Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley betting tips: Europa League qualifying match preview and predictions

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley prediction: Istanbul Basaksehir 1-1 Burnley

Burnley’s European tour goes on! For a little longer at least.

This is only their third ever season in Europe and their last came 51 years ago.

Back then, they were knocked out of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup at the quarter finals stage by Eintracht Frankfurt.

This will be Burnley’s first ever game in Turkey.

How long can they keep this European tour going?

As for their opponents Istanbul Basaksehir, they’ve spent big in recent seasons and are the new force in Turkish football.

Istanbul Basaksehir only gained promotion back to the Süper Lig in 2014 but have finished no lower than fourth since.

This’ll be only their fourth season in European competition and they have only previously won 3 matches.

Who will have the advantage ahead of next week’s second leg at Turf Moor?

Wood and Cork’s goals vs Aberdeen

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley: Who will win?

Istanbul Basaksehir have a poor home record in Europe but are 5/6 to defeat Burnley.

Burnley have only ever won one away game in Europe, and that was in 1966, but they are 16/5 to leave the Başakşehir Fatih Terim Stadyumu victorious.

A draw, that would set up the second leg perfectly, it is rated at 85/40.

The Turkish side are 4/6 to progress overall; Burnley are 11/10.

This is going to be a tight game and under 2.5 goals is 4/7.


BURNLEY, ENGLAND – AUGUST 01: Sean Dyche manager of Burnley looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Celta Vigo at Turf Moor on August 1, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Istanbul Basaksehir vs Burnley: Match preview

When they drew Aberdeen in the second qualifying round, there were fears amongst Burnley fans that they may not even need their passports in this European campaign.

Those fears were enhanced when they fell behind to a Gary Mackay-Steven penalty early on in Scotland. However, a late volley by Sam Vokes gave them the advantage ahead of the return game.

Burnley took the lead in the second leg after just 6 minutes but an overhead kick from Lewis Ferguson forced extra time.

A header from Jack Cork and a penalty from Ashley Barnes was enough to see off their pesky opponents from north of the boarder and now they can look forward to a tie away from British soil.

Istanbul Basaksehir will be provide tough opposition though. Last season, they made it all the way to the Europa League group stages. However, they did so through Champions League qualifying.

They beat Club Brugge before losing 4-3 on aggregate to Sevilla to drop into the Europa League.

They amassed 8 points, winning two of their games, but were knocked out by Braga and Ludogorets.

A 2-1 win in Bulgaria against Ludogorets was their first ever away win in Europe.

Two good sides will do battle in what promises to be a hard fort tight tussle.

Burnley’s guide to Istanbul Basaksehir

Istanbul Basaksehir team news vs Burnley

In their search for success, Istanbul Basaksehir have picked up a few familiar faces.

Their left back is Gaël Clichy who won 8 major honours in England with Arsenal and Manchester City.

Another former Arsenal and Manchester City man, Emmanuel Adebayor, leads the line for Abdullah Avcı’s side and has scored 24 goals during his time in Turkey.

They also have Arda Turan on loan from Barcelona and Dutch World Cup runner up Eljero Elia. The Dutch winger has previously played for teams such as Juventus, Feyenoord and Southampton.

However, Turan will not feature in either leg as he is in the middle of a 16-match ban (!) for pushing over a linesman against Sivasspor in May.

Burnley team news vs Istanbul Basaksehir

Nick Pope

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND – JULY 26: Nick Pope of Burnley recieves treatment following an injury during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying Round 1st Leg match between Aberdeen and Burnley at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2018 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After suffering a bad shoulder injury, that required surgery, Nick Pope is not expected to feature for a few months.

Tom Heaton has also been struggling for fitness recently.

However, Sean Dyche has dipped into the transfer market to address his goalkeeper crisis.

Former 2 time Premier League winner Joe Hart signed from Manchester City on Tuesday and is set to make his debut in Turkey.

Two other players have joined the club since last week’s game with Aberdeen.

Ben Gibson, who joined on Sunday from Middlesbrough, could make his debut for the club.

As could Czech international forward, Matěj Vydra. he also joined from Derby on Tuesday.

Although Sean Dyche does like to play two strikers, it is likely that he’ll play just the one in a tough looking game away from home. Steven Defour is still unavailable and could be a big miss in midfield.

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson’s star quality was evident in the home game with Aberdeen and his magic could make the difference over these two legs.

Predicted İstanbul Başakşehir team vs Burnley

Predicted Burnley team vs İstanbul Başakşehir

These two sides already know who’ll they’ll face in the play off round should they progress. The victors will play the winners of Luzern from Switzerland vs Greek giants Olympiacos for a place in the group stages.

The latest tweets from Burnley pre İstanbul Başakşehir

The latest tweets from İstanbul Başakşehir pre Burnley

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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