Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Basaksehir will look to record yet another win over Breidablik when the two teams meet in Istanbul in the Conference League third qualifying round, return leg. Basaksehir proved their worth in the first leg (3-1), with the team moving one step closer to making it to the playoffs, but head coach Erdinc Sozer must warn his men against complacency.
Turkey star Mesut Ozil should be recalled to the starting line-up after missing the first leg due to coach’s decision. Breidablik, on the other hand, have been struggling at the back of late, and given their poor defensive display in a 5-2 loss to Stjarnan, we predict that the Turks are going to emerge triumphant in the second leg as well. There are no fresh injury worries in the away team ahead of the trip to Istanbul.
Highlighted Player (Nacer Chadli):
Nacer Chadli is an Belgian football with Moroccan roots born on 2nd of August 1989 in Liege. Chadli started his youth career at Standard Luik and went to the youth academy of MVV Maastricht in 2005. After playing for AGOVV Apeldoorn and FC Twente in the Netherlands he got transferred to Tottenham Hotspur for approximately 7 million euro.
Nacer Chadli got selected for both the Belgian and the Moroccan national football team. Eventually Chadli decided to play for the Belgian team where he made his debut in March 2011.Chadli is a offensive midfieldier which prefers to play on the right side of the pitch. With 187cm he is physically very strong and despite his length Chadli is known for his agility as well.
Chadli played for over 30 games for the national team of Belgium and was active on the World Cup 2014 as well. The biggest achievement of Chadli was in season 2010/2011 where he managed to win the national cup with FC Twente. Chadli is a hard working player that showed it’s possible to start from the bottom and end at the top.
Highlighted Team (Basaksehir):
Istanbul Basaksehir are one of the youngest clubs in Turkey. Founded in 1990, Istanbul Basaksehir play their home games at Fatih Terim Stadium, the venue that was opened in 2014. The Turkish club club have yet to win the national championship, but they did well to finish the 2016/2017 Super Lig campaign in second place in the standings.
As a result, Istanbul Basaksehir booked their place in the Champions League qualifiers and thanks to a win over Club Brugge in the two-legged tie the capital club set up a meeting with La Liga side Sevilla in the play-offs. Despite producing fine performances in the double-header against the star-studded Spanish side Istanbul Basaksehir eventually failed to make it to the Champions League group stages.
Nonetheless, the club will represent Turkey in the group stages of the Europa League in the 2017/2018 season. It has to be noted that the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Eljero Elia, Emre Belozoglu and Gael Clichy played for Istanbul Basaksehir in the 2017/2018 Champions League qualifiers.