Turkish side hold a small advantage after Edin Visca’’s 88th-minute penalty gave them a 1-0 victory.
Whoever progresses on aggregate will almost certainly face Manchester United within the quarter-finals of the competition.
Having been formed only in 1990, Basaksehir’s feat in winning the domestic title was remarkable
as they became just the sixth different club to win the Turkish Super Lig in its 62-year history.
That success should give them a huge confidence boost going into the rest of their Europa League campaign,
which they will treat as a free hit now they need silverware under their belt and that they should be fancied to beat Copenhagen.
The Danes, meanwhile, finished 14 points behind Superliga champions Midtjylland and endured a streak of 4 defeats and two draws before winning their final two matches.
While Stale Solbakken witnessed his side win their final two matches, that they had previously gone six outings without success.
Although the club legend doesn’t find himself under any immediate pressure,
there’ll be an acknowledgement that he can help his cause with further progression during this competition.
Copenhagen haven’t reached the last eight of a serious European tournament,
and there’s an argument that they’re going to struggle to ever have a far better opportunity to form subsequent stage.
FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Buyuksehir Team News
Buruk must decide whether handy a recall to Martin Skrtel, who remained as an unused substitute for the club’s final league game.
After being introduced as a replacement, Gael Clichy contributed two assists, which should cause him returning into the team.
Solbakken could look to avoid making any significant changes to the team which began the convert Nordsjaelland on July 26.
That would leave Dame N’Doye, who has netted twice in three Europa League appearances, having to accept an area among the substitutes.
Teenage striker Mikkel Kaufmann will begin top and be supported by Jens Stage
and Mohamed Daramy, with Wind filling the playmaking duties.
Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Clichy is in line for a start
after providing two assists within the club’s final league game against Kasimpasa.
FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Buyuksehir Line Up
Copenhagen possible starting lineup:
Johnsson; Varela, Papagiannopoulos, Nelsson, Bengtsson; Zeca, Thomsen; Stage, Wind, Daramy; Kaufmann
Istanbul Basaksehir possible starting lineup:
Babacan; Caicara, Topal, Ponck, Clichy; Epureanu, Kahveci; Visca, Aleksic, Crivelli; Ba
FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Buyuksehir H2H
While Copenhagen usually perform well on home range ,
the present restrictions regarding crowds will only play into Basaksehir’s favour.
thereupon in mind, we feel that an early away goal will put the visitors on the thanks to a cushty night.
Date, time and venue
FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Buyuksehir is scheduled for a 5.55pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
The match will be played behind closed doors at Old Trafford with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch FC Copenhagen vs Istanbul Buyuksehir
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7.30pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.