Istanbul Basaksehir vs RB Leipzig Prediction, 12/2/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Istanbul Basaksehir vs RB Leipzig
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Location: Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Basaksehir (+370) RB Leipzig (-179)
Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium is the venue where Demba Ba and Istanbul Basaksehir (1-0-3 in Champions League) will take on RB Leipzig (2-0-2 in Champions League) on Wednesday. The starting goalies are Mert Gunok for Istanbul Basaksehir and Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig are at at -179 while Istanbul Basaksehir are at +370. The over/under opens at 3.
Istanbul Basaksehir took the field against Manchester Utd in their most recent game and took a loss by a final of 4 - 1. Istanbul Basaksehir tried 15 dribbles in this match and converted 8 of the attempts for a percentage of 53.3%. In regard to passing, they earned a 85.1% received passes percentage by converting 440 of the 517 passing attempts in their last match. In terms of shooting accuracy, Istanbul Basaksehir finished at a 38.9% rate by hitting 7 SoT of 18 total shots. Istanbul Basaksehir sports an average of 1.50 goals per 90 min (15 goals in total) and have accumulated 10 assists in all matches for the year.
Demba Ba is a player who should impact this matchup for Istanbul Basaksehir. Ba has been in the starting lineup in 281 matchups during his career and he has earned 0.55 goals per 90 mins. The forward representing Senegal has 155 goals in 25,233 professional minutes. He has 27 assists while earning 32 yellow card cautions during his pro soccer career. One more guy who could decide who wins is Edin Visca, the defender taking the field for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has assisted on a goal 71 times in his pro soccer career and he has scored 78 goals. Visca has accumulated 22,033 minutes in 246 starts and has earned himself a total of 20 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.32 goals per 90 minutes during his soccer career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Istanbul Basaksehir is Mert Gunok. Gunok (65-26-29 record during his soccer career) has earned 39 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.1% shutout percentage. The goalkeeper taking the field for Istanbul Basaksehir has had 453 shots sent his way in 118 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.04 (124 total goals allowed) and he has a save percentage of .742. Gunok has defended the goal for 10,727 minutes and has 337 stops in his pro soccer career.
When they last played, RB Leipzig earned three points by winning 2 - 1 against Arminia. RB Leipzig finished the match with a 48.1% successful dribble rate by completing 13 of the 27 dribbles they tried. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 500 of the 586 passes they tried for a rate of 85.3%. RB Leipzig had 5 shots on target out of 14 shots tried giving them a 35.7% rate in their last game. Having earned a total of 17 goals and 12 assists in all their contests, RB Leipzig has an average of 1.89 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 min.
Emil Forsberg should be able to be counted on for RB Leipzig. The midfielder from Sweden has totaled 20,360 minutes while scoring 72 goals. He has collected 13 yellow card cautions so far in his career and has helped a teammate on a goal 57 times. He sports an average of 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 243 games in his pro soccer career. You should also keep an eye on Yussuf Poulsen, the forward taking the field for RB Leipzig. Poulsen has earned himself 26 yellow cards in 15,401 minutes played (170 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.35. He has accumulated 60 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 29 times.
Peter Gulacsi will look after the goal for RB Leipzig. Gulacsi has 79 clean sheets while seeing 1,078 shots tried against him in 23,706 mins throughout his career. He holds a save percentage of .729 and his shutout rate sits at 29.8%. He has allowed 1.16 goals per 90 and he has earned a record of 145-52-68. Thus far in his career, Gulacsi has allowed 306 goals and has accounted for 780 stops in 265 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-179)
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