Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Following a comeback in the tie against Sporting CP, Istanbul Basaksehir will be looking to move one step closer to advancing to the Europa League quarter-finals with a win over Copenhagen. The Turkish outfit rolled over the Portuguese Lions 4-1 in Istanbul, and it is no wonder they are seen as favourites to win Thursday’s football match. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Bosnia international Edin Visca, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line.
Copenhagen, on the other hand, did well to beat the odds and eliminate Celtic in the Europa League last 32, but defeating Basaksehir in Istanbul is easier said than done. Over the years Okan Buruk’s troops have turned their home ground into a real fortress, which is probably the main reason why we predict that the Danes will return to Copenhagen empty-handed.