Istanbul Basaksehir vs Mochengladbach Europa League Predictions

Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Mochengladbach Europa League
Istanbul Basaksehir vs Mochengladbach Europa League

The match is over.
Score: 1-1.

The Europa League group stages continues on Thursday evening with one of the most intriguing games taking place in Istanbul between two sides who lost their opening group games heavily.

Predictions

Istanbul Basaksehir got off to a disappointing start to their Europa League group campaign with a 4-0 defeat at Italian giants Roma.

OkanBuruk’s side are also struggling on the domestic front – they have collected just five points from their opening five league matches and sit in the bottom half of the standings.

Monchengladbach were stunned on matchday one as they fell to a shock 0-4 home loss against Austrian outfit Wolfsberger.

However, Marco Rose’s side now have won consecutive matches in the Bundesliga which means that they are into the top six in the fledgling table.

The visitors will be favourites to win the game despite not possessing home advantage, as they hold superior form and quality over Istanbul Basaksehir.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be comfortable – a 2-2 drawis the most likely outcome from the game.

Betting Tips

Both these sides showcased their leaky defences on matchday one and this is a game likely to have goals in it. Both are chasing a victory after their dreadful starts to the group while both have also had games filled with goals this season. There have been 16 goals across Monchengladbach’s last five games while for the hosts its 17 in six, making this one of the best online betting odds for the round of action.888Sport have it at 12/5.

Both teams scoring has been the outcome in Istanbul’s last four league matches while it is also true in three of Monchengladbach’s last four matches in the Bundesliga. These sides are evenly matched and while the visitors have slightly more quality, home advantage makes this one too close to call, although there should be goals.888Sport have the score draw at 7/2.

Statistics

Head to Head

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly given the European exploits of both clubs in European competition, these two sides have never previously met before this season.

Stats

  • Monchenglabach have been crowned German champions on five occasions but their last league title came in 1977.
  • The German side lost the 1977 European Cup final against Liverpool while they won the UEFA Cup in both 1975 and 1979.
  • Istanbul Basaksehir have never won the Turkish Super Lig but were runners up in 2017 and 2019.
  • The Turkish side have never gone beyond the group stages of a European competition.
Sam Watt
By: Sam Watt

Football manager is my life, but have taken up writing to help put all that knowledge playing the game to good use. Follow me for all things European football and gain unexpected knowledge about players and teams you didn't know before. When not playing football manager, I take a break to play with my Sunday League team.

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