PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction, 12/8/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: PSG vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Parc des Princes in Paris, France
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: PSG (-695) Basaksehir (+1786)
Parc des Princes is the venue where Kylian Mbappe and PSG (3-0-2 in Champions League) will take on Istanbul Basaksehir (1-0-4 in Champions League) on Tuesday. The starting goaltenders will be Keylor Navas for PSG and Mert Gunok for Istanbul Basaksehir. Istanbul Basaksehir are at at +1786 while PSG are at -695. The O/U is set at 3.5.
PSG played Montpellier in their last match and went home with a win by a final score of 3-1. PSG tried 32 dribbles in this contest and successfully completed 14 of those tries for a rate of 43.8%. When talking about passing the ball, they ended up with a 90.3% passes received percentage by connecting on 630 of the 698 passing attempts last contest. In regard to shooting accuracy, PSG ended this match at a 46.2% clip by putting 6 shots on target out of 13 total shots. PSG averages 2.54 goals per 90 min (33 total goals) and have racked up 23 assists in all games this season.
Kylian Mbappe is a guy who can be a difference maker for PSG. Mbappe has been in the starting lineup in 92 contests in his pro soccer career while he scores 0.96 G/90. The forward hailing from France has 90 goals scored in 8,421 mins. He has totaled 33 assists while accumulating 10 yellow card warnings so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is Neymar, the forward representing for Brazil. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 67 times during his career while he has scored 118 goals. Neymar has played 15,035 mins in 168 career starts and has been given 37 yellow cards. He sports an average of 0.71 G/90 for his career.
The man who will defend the goal for PSG will be Keylor Navas. Navas has seen the field for a total of 19,449 minutes and has tallied 637 stops so far in his career. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.03 (222 goals allowed) and he is the owner of a save % of .745. The keeper taking the field for PSG has faced 856 shots attempted against him in 217 starts. Navas (118-48-51 mark in his career) has accumulated 73 clean sheets, which gives him a 33.6% shutout percentage.
The last time they took the field, Istanbul Basaksehir took a loss by a score of 4-3 against RB Leipzig. They wrapped up this outing by converting 324 out of their 423 passing attempts for a rate of 76.6%. Istanbul Basaksehir had a 52.9% successful dribble rate by converting 9 of the 17 dribbles they tried. Istanbul Basaksehir had 5 shots on goal out of their 11 shots attempted giving them a 45.5% clip in their last match. With 16 goals and 11 assists in all their games, Istanbul Basaksehir sports an average of 1.45 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 min.
Fredrik Gulbrandsen should be someone to watch for Istanbul Basaksehir. He scores 0.45 goals per 90 minutes and has been in the starting lineup in 120 contests during his career. The forward hailing from Norway has been on the field for 10,544 mins and has scored 53 goals. He has totaled 25 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 16 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Demba Ba, the forward representing Istanbul Basaksehir. He has totaled 155 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 27 times. Ba has been handed 32 yellow card warnings in 25,323 mins played (282 starts). His goals per 90 minute average so far in his career is 0.55.
Mert Gunok will be residing in front of the goal for Istanbul Basaksehir. Gunok has accumulated 39 shutouts while defending 457 shots against him in 10,817 minutes in his career. He sports a save percentage of .742 and his clean sheet rate sits at 32.8%. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 65-27-29. So far in his career, Gunok has allowed 125 goals while earning 340 saves in 119 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Basaksehir (+1786) and under 3.5 goals
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