Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir – Europa League: Braga is a team with tradition on this Europa League
And they usually take part in the group stage of this competition.
Last year they failed to advance further than the group stage but it was their own fault. This season, things have started out very shaky, both in terms of results and in terms of performances.
Still, they have eliminated a Swedish team and the Icelandic champions on their path before reaching the Europa League’s group stage. Braga, on the domestic league, are still a bit inconsistent,
but on the past weekend, despite not playing great football, they were able to win 2-1 at Tondela, on a match where they had to come from behind.
Tondela played practically the entire match with 10 players, which also helped Braga a bit.
On the Europa League’s group stage, they travelled to Germany and have beaten Hoffenheim 2-1, which was a totally unexpected result and 3 very important points for the Portuguese.
Instanbul Basaksehir: The Turks were the sensation team in the Turkish league last season, finishing above Galatasaray and Fenerbahce and finishing in 2nd place.
They offered some resistance to Besiktas on the title fight and then, this season, they played in the Champions’ League play-off,
where they eliminated Club Brugge but then got knocked out by Sevilla, on a close tie, where their lack of experience ended up being important and decisive.
This team is winless for their past 3 matches so that can increase their anxiety levels for this match. On the Europa League, they started off this group stage with a 0-0 draw at home against Ludogorets,
which was a result that didn’t please their board, who was definitely expecting a win.
Braga vs Istanbul Basaksehir – Betting Tip and Prediction:
This is an important match for both teams, but Braga can take a giant step here to assert their position even more in this group.
The win in Germany increased their expectations and this Braga can effectively be the best team of this group.
The quality of their performances is still very inconsistent, but I get the clear idea that Braga thrives on these big matches and these European nights.
Istanbul is an accessible opponent for Braga in my opinion. However, they must play strong and committed like they did in Germany.
Playing that way, they have serious and clear chances of winning this match and the odds for them are very interesting, since they are slight favourites and I don’t doubt their ability to win
|Braga to win||