Basaksehir FK vs. RB Leipzig 12/2/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Basaksehir FK vs. RB Leipzig 12/2/20 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Basaksehir FK 1-0-3, RB Leipzig 2-0-2

12/2/20 12:55 pm

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Basaksehir FK is welcoming RB Leipzig to Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in round 5 in the UEFA Champions League.

Basaksehir hasn’t won any of their last 3 games while winning only 1 game in the Champions League so far. With only 3 points, 3 scored goals, and 9 conceded goals, Basaksehir is in the last place in their group. In their last Champions League game, Basaksehir was playing against Manchester United on the road, and they have had 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 22 big chances created, and 83% of the correct passes. Basaksehir couldn’t stop Manchester United in this game, and they lost 4-1. Visca, Ba, and Turuc have each scored 1 goal for Basaksehir so far in the Champions League. Caicara, Crivelli, Aleksic, and Topal are all injured, and they will miss this game for Basaksehir. In the Turkish Super Lig, Basaksehir is in 9th place, and even though their offense is solid, their defense is a disaster. Basaksehir will not advance to the next stage of the Champions League, and they will not be able to reach the third place and the Europa League.

Leipzig is in 3rd place in their group with 6 points, same as PSG in second place, but everything is still open, and Leipzig could even end up in a first place with 2 wins. In their latest Bundesliga game, Leipzig was hosting Arminia last weekend, and they have won that game 2-1. In their last Champions League game, Leipzig was playing against PSG on the road, and they were the better team with 62% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 85% of the correct passes. Leipzig conceded a goal from the penalty spot in the 11th minute, but despite all the chances, Leipzig couldn’t score a goal. The final score of this game was 1-0 for PSG. Angelino has scored 2 goals for Leipzig so far, while Forsberg and Nkunku added 1 goal each. Kampl, Nkunku, and Angelino added 1 assist each. Hartmann, Laimer, Klostermann, Henrichs, and Hwang are all injured, and they will not be in the lineup for this match. Leipzig is doing well in Bundesliga where they are in second place, while they still have a good chance of advancing to the next stage in the Champions League. Leipzig was struggling in the attacking end as of late, but hopefully, this win against Arminia will steer Leipzig in the right direction.

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Leipzig has beaten Basaksehir in their first game in the Champions League 2-0 at home. There is no doubt Leipzig is the better team here, and in better form, but Basaksehir could be dangerous at home. Leipzig must win here because that is their only chance in advancing to the next stage, and I will side with Leipzig.

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Goran’s Pick Leipzig and over 2.5 -105

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