Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Hoffenheim welcome Istanbul Basaksehir at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Thursday night, with both teams looking for their first victory of this Europa League group stage campaign. Hoffenheim suffered an unexpected 2-1 defeat on the road at Ludogorets last time out despite the fact that Pavel Kaderabek gave them an early lead. On the contrary, Istanbul Basaksehir lost 2-1 on the road at Braga prior to the International break, with their consolation goal being scored by Emre Belozoglu just before the half-hour mark. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Hoffenheim welcome Istanbul Basaksehir at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Thursday night, with both teams looking for their first victory of this Europa League group stage campaign. Hoffenheim suffered an unexpected 2-1 defeat on the road at Ludogorets last time out despite the fact that Pavel Kaderabek gave them an early lead. On the contrary, Istanbul Basaksehir lost 2-1 on the road at Braga prior to the International break, with their consolation goal being scored by Emre Belozoglu just before the half-hour mark. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Betting Predictions and Tips

Hoffenheim are hot favourites to win but they are missing several key players ahead of this clash. Meanwhile, Basaksehir are yet to win in the Europa League, but the good news is they have scored goals for fun recently. With both teams struggling at the moment, I’m expecting an entertaining affair with goals at both ends of the field.

Both teams to score - Yes at odds 8/13

Over 2.5 goals at odds 8/15

Hoffenheim are hot favourites to win but they are missing several key players ahead of this clash. Meanwhile, Basaksehir are yet to win in the Europa League, but the good news is they have scored goals for fun recently. With both teams struggling at the moment, I’m expecting an entertaining affair with goals at both ends of the field.

Both teams to score - Yes at odds 8/13

Over 2.5 goals at odds 8/15

Hoffenheim saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Hoffenheim have conceeded only 2 goals in their last 2 games against Istanbul Basaksehir

Istanbul Basaksehir saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Istanbul Basaksehir have conceeded only 4 goals in their last 2 games against Hoffenheim

AVG Goals

1.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Hoffenheim Form Guide

Hoffenheim Team Logo

Hoffenheim

Won

2

Draw

4

Lost

4
W H

13-12-2017

1. Bundesliga

VfB Stuttgart Team Logo VfB Stuttgart

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

16-12-2017

1. Bundesliga

Borussia Dortmund Team Logo Borussia Dortmund

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

06-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 1)

D A

13-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Werder Bremen Team Logo Werder Bremen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

20-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen Team Logo Bayer Leverkusen

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

27-01-2018

1. Bundesliga

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 5 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

D A

03-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Hertha Berlin Team Logo Hertha Berlin

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

10-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Mainz 05 Team Logo Mainz 05

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

17-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Schalke 04 Team Logo Schalke 04

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

24-02-2018

1. Bundesliga

Freiburg Team Logo Freiburg

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Istanbul Basaksehir Form Guide

Istanbul Basaksehir Team Logo

Istanbul Basaksehir

Won

7

Draw

1

Lost

2
W A

24-12-2017

Super Lig

Kasimpasa Team Logo Kasimpasa

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

27-12-2017

Cup

Giresunspor Team Logo Giresunspor

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-01-2018

Club Friendlies

Yeni Malatyaspor Team Logo Yeni Malatyaspor

FT 4 - 1

(HT 3 - 0)

W H

12-01-2018

Club Friendlies

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

17-01-2018

Cup

Giresunspor Team Logo Giresunspor

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

21-01-2018

Super Lig

Bursaspor Team Logo Bursaspor

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

29-01-2018

Super Lig

Karabukspor Team Logo Karabukspor

FT 5 - 0

(HT 5 - 0)

D A

04-02-2018

Super Lig

Konyaspor Team Logo Konyaspor

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

11-02-2018

Super Lig

Fenerbahce Team Logo Fenerbahce

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

18-02-2018

Super Lig

Trabzonspor Team Logo Trabzonspor

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Hoffenheim Preview

Hoffenheim were one of the best teams in the Bundesliga last season, but they looked as a completely different team in this early part of the 2017/18 competitive season. Their recent run of form has seen them win just two of their last seven games across all competitions and are currently on a three-game winless streak. Conceding has been Hoffe’s biggest problem over the past three weeks as they allowed at least two goals in four of their last five competitive fixtures. In addition, Hoffenheim had a terrible start to this Europa League group stage campaign, registering back-to-back 1-2 defeats at the hands of Braga and Ludogorets. They are rock bottom of the group C table at the moment, but only four points separate them from the second-placed Ludogorets. Hoffe can count on their recent home form in the Europa League, as they lost just once in their last five home fixtures. In addition, Hoffenheim are unbeaten in five home games in the Bundesliga so far this season, keeping three clean sheets in the process. Mark Uth has enjoyed a strong start to this Bundesliga campaign, helping the team with five goals and one assist in his seven league appearances, although he is yet to score in the Europa League.

Hoffenheim were one of the best teams in the Bundesliga last season, but they looked as a completely different team in this early part of the 2017/18 competitive season. Their recent run of form has seen them win just two of their last seven games across all competitions and are currently on a three-game winless streak. Conceding has been Hoffe’s biggest problem over the past three weeks as they allowed at least two goals in four of their last five competitive fixtures. In addition, Hoffenheim had a terrible start to this Europa League group stage campaign, registering back-to-back 1-2 defeats at the hands of Braga and Ludogorets. They are rock bottom of the group C table at the moment, but only four points separate them from the second-placed Ludogorets. Hoffe can count on their recent home form in the Europa League, as they lost just once in their last five home fixtures. In addition, Hoffenheim are unbeaten in five home games in the Bundesliga so far this season, keeping three clean sheets in the process. Mark Uth has enjoyed a strong start to this Bundesliga campaign, helping the team with five goals and one assist in his seven league appearances, although he is yet to score in the Europa League.

Hoffenheim Team News

Adam Szalai, Ermin Bicakcic, Robin Hack and Serge Gnabry are all doubts, but Lukas Rupp is back in training following his hip injury.

Adam Szalai, Ermin Bicakcic, Robin Hack and Serge Gnabry are all doubts, but Lukas Rupp is back in training following his hip injury.

Istanbul Basaksehir Preview

Istanbul Basaksehir’s recent form has been a complete mixed bag with two draws, two defeats and two victories in their last six games across all competitions. During this run of form, Basaksehir only managed a nil-nil home draw against Ludogorets in their Europa League group stage opener and a narrow 2-1 defeat at Braga on matchday two. They are third in the group C table, three points off the second-placed Ludogorets. The only good thing is that Basaksehir looked good in front of goal recently, scoring two goals in three of their last five competitive fixtures. The negative fact is that Istanbul are yet to win in the Europa League since their debut back in 2015, registering five defeats and three draws in their eight games. Their recent away form over the past three months has been a complete mixed bag with two draws, three defeats and two wins in their last seven games across all competitions. The good news is that Istanbul Basaksehir come into this tie on the back of two consecutive 2-1 victories over Goztepe and Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig. They sit fourth in the Super Lig table tied on 16 point with other two teams, six points adrift of the current leaders Galatasaray.

Istanbul Basaksehir’s recent form has been a complete mixed bag with two draws, two defeats and two victories in their last six games across all competitions. During this run of form, Basaksehir only managed a nil-nil home draw against Ludogorets in their Europa League group stage opener and a narrow 2-1 defeat at Braga on matchday two. They are third in the group C table, three points off the second-placed Ludogorets. The only good thing is that Basaksehir looked good in front of goal recently, scoring two goals in three of their last five competitive fixtures. The negative fact is that Istanbul are yet to win in the Europa League since their debut back in 2015, registering five defeats and three draws in their eight games. Their recent away form over the past three months has been a complete mixed bag with two draws, three defeats and two wins in their last seven games across all competitions. The good news is that Istanbul Basaksehir come into this tie on the back of two consecutive 2-1 victories over Goztepe and Alanyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig. They sit fourth in the Super Lig table tied on 16 point with other two teams, six points adrift of the current leaders Galatasaray.

Istanbul Basaksehir Team News

Aurelien Chedjou is a doubt, but Egemen Korkmaz is back in training.

Aurelien Chedjou is a doubt, but Egemen Korkmaz is back in training.

Hoffenheim Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Istanbul Basaksehir Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.3

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Hoffenheim vs Istanbul Basaksehir Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Oliver Baumann 186 82
22 CD Kevin Vogt 194 85
21 CD Benjamin Huebner 193 85
38 CD Stefan Posch 185 -
16 RM Nico Schulz 180 78
32 CM Dennis Geiger 172 65
10 CM Kerem Demirbay 182 72
18 CM Nadiem Amiri 180 73
3 LM Pavel Kaderabek 182 81
14 CF Sandro Wagner 194 92
19 CF Mark Uth 185 72
No. Pos Player M kg
34 GK Mert Gunok 188 76
4 CD Joseph Attamah 180 80
3 RB Gael Clichy 176 65
6 CD Alexandru Epureanu 189 82
80 LB Junior Caicara 173 70
23 LM Tunay Torun 179 75
88 CM Gokhan Inler 183 80
17 CM Irfan Can Kahveci - -
29 RM Kerim Frei Koyunlu 172 69
19 CF Mevlut Erdinc 179 69
9 CF Mehmet Batdal 197 88