Burnley v Basaksehir Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 16th August
Christopher Loader (@LuckyLoaders15) previews Burnley v Basaksehir and provides us with his best bets for Thursday’s Europa League qualifier second leg, analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.
Burnley v Basaksehir Betting Preview, Odds & Tips
- Date: 16/08/2018
- Time: 19:45
- Venue: Turf Moor
- Channel: BT Sports
Both teams will be in for a tense night of action at Turf Moor on Thursday night after 0-0 first leg in Turkey. The winner of the tie will either face Greek giant Olympiakos or Swiss Side Luzern in the playoff round.
As a Southampton supporter, my team played Burnley at the weekend and were probably fortunate to come away with a point. Burnley created some dangerous opportunities in the first half but were not able to capitalise on them. Once Southampton changed formation in the second half Burnley were then on the back foot but managed to keep the Saints out with the score finishing 0-0.
However, Istanbul Basaksehir were able to kick-off with a 2-0 win in the Turkish Super League against Trabzonspor with thanks to goals from Manuel De Costa and Emmanuel Adebayor.
Burnley could make more changes on Thursday with Chris Wood expecting to be fit after starting against Southampton. Recent addition Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough could be likely to make his debut. Dyche is probably likely to stay with Hart again despite Burnley’s goalkeeping crisis even though Heaton was on the bench at St Marys.
Istanbul have no reported injury concerns since the weekend but people might recognise Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor in the line ups at the Turfmoor.
Burnley Potential Starting XI: Hart, Lowton, Mee, Gibson, Ward, Lennon, Westwood, Cork, Gudmundsson, Wood, Vydra
Istanbul Basaksehir Potential Starting XI: Gunok, Caicara, De Costa, Epureanu, Clichy, Jojic, Inler, Adogydu, Visca, Bajic, Elia
- Burnley 21/20 (Sky Bet)
- Draw 21/10 (William Hill)
- Istanbul Basaksehir 13/5 (Betfred)
I personally see this is as a very tight affair on Thursday. Burnley don’t tend to score many goals but don’t concede many either. They are a well drilled team who always give maximum effort. I can see both managers setting out not to concede. Istanbul are not new to Europa League football and made the Group Stage last season. They have some good experienced players such as Clichy, Inler, Elia but I don’t see them breaking Burnley down. Even though Burnley didn’t convert their chances against Southampton I feel that with home advantage they can nick a goal and qualify for the next round which would be another historical victory for the club.