8/5/20 12:55 pm
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FC Copenhagen is hosting Basaksehir FK at Parken in the second leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League.
Copenhagen was sloppy after the restart in Danish Superligaen, but they were able to finish the season in second place of the Superligaen Championship round with 68 points, 14 points less than Midtjylland at the top. The good news for Copenhagen is that they have won their last 2 games if the season, which should help them against Basaksehir in the Europa League. In their last Superligaen game against Nordsjaelland at home, Copenhagen has had 46% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, and 78% of accurate passes. Copenhagen was able to win this match 2-1. Offensively, Copenhagen was solid with 58 scored goals, but their defense wasn’t good enough with 42 scored goals, and those defensive problems don’t just go away. N’Doye and Santos are Copenhagen’s top goalscorers in the Europa League with 2 goals, while Bengtsson has 2 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Copenhagen, which is good for them because they will need all of the quality and depth they have. Copenhagen has qualified for the Europa League next season as well, but they need to give their all in this one first.
Basaksehir has been one of the best teams in Turkey over the last few years, and they have won the title this season as well. Basaksehir has ended the season with 69 points in the top spot, 4 points more than Trabzonspor in second place. Overall, Basaksehir has been the best team in Turkey this season with 65 scored goals and 34 conceded goals in 34 games. Despite losing 2 of their last 3 games in Turkish Super Lig, Basaksehir has had enough advantage to stay at the top of the table. Edin Visca has scored 6 goals for Basaksehir in the Europa League, while Crivelli added 3 goals. Sengezer is the only injured player for Basaksehir, and he will not be playing again this season. In their last Super Lig game against Kasimpasa on the road, Basaksehir has had 52% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, and solid 86% of ball possession. Basaksehir was losing 3-0 until the 78th minute when they finally scored, and just two minutes after, Basaksehir scored another goal. Unfortunately for them, Basaksehir wasn’t able to score another one, and they ended up losing this match 3-2. After being close to winning the title in Turkey for a few seasons now, Basaksehir has finally done it, and they deserved it this season.
The first leg ended in a 1-0 win for Basaksehir, and not only they are the better team here, but Basaksehir has also won the title which gave them a huge confidence boost. I know that Copenhagen won their last 2 games of the season, but their defense is not good enough. Basaksehir is the favorite in this match, and deservedly so.