EUROPA: Champions League - qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The first Istanbul meeting of Başakşehir, Turkey and Spanish, Sevilla was coming to its logical end. The fight was absolutely equal and the score was 1:1.
And that is why the second scored goal by Sevilla 6 minutes before the end of the normal time has appeared to be absolutely illogical and it has practically destroyed the intrigue of this Turkey-Spanish battle before the return leg of the opponents in the capital of Andalucía.
Sevilla Spain (the head coach Eduardo Berizzo)
When Sevilla has returned from Turkey it has played its first calendar game in frames of its national championship against Española, Catalonia. And here, to a great disappointment of the fans of Andalusian club, their idols instead of a confident victory over really weak opponent had spent rather flat game and as a result, had gained only one point (1:1).
Başakşehir Turkey (the head coach Abdullah Avci)
For the second (by its status) club of Turkish Super League successful Champions League campaign also is of a great importance. And that is why the head coach of Başakşehir Abdullah Avci had twice chosen not ideal squad against Karabükspor before the visit to Spain in frames of the away calendar game. As a result, brave hosts have scored three goals (3:1).
But now the team of Abdullah Avci is going to upend the common assumption that Başakşehir has lost all chances to reach the group tournament of the Champions League.
It is obvious, that the coaching staff believes in the talent and mastership of the football players and, of course, some luck. As in order to pass Sevilla the hosts of Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán with the goal difference in one goal beginning with the score 2:3, 3:4 and so on. Or with the goal difference in two goals (0:2). Is this result acceptable? The answer is negative!
Sevilla– 1.45, draw – 5.00, Başakşehir – 6.00;
over 2.5 - odds 1.65 5Dimes
Both teams to score - odds 1.9 Betsson