RB Leipzig vs Istanbul Basaksehir Prediction, 10/20/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: RB Leipzig vs Istanbul Basaksehir
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Location: Red Bull Arena (Leipzig) in Leipzig, Germany
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: RB Leipzig (-286) Basaksehir (+500)
Edin Visca and Istanbul Basaksehir go to Red Bull Arena (Leipzig) on Tuesday where they'll take on RB Leipzig. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Peter Gulacsi for RB Leipzig and Mert Gunok for Istanbul Basaksehir. Istanbul Basaksehir are at at +500 while RB Leipzig are at -286. The over/under opens at 3.5.
RB Leipzig stepped onto the pitch against Augsburg in their most recent game and walked away with a win by a score of 2 - 0. When discussing the passing game, they ended with a 74.0% passes received percentage by connecting on 239 of the 323 targeted passes in their last outing. RB Leipzig attempted 20 dribbles in this match and were able to convert 9 of those dribbles for a rate of 45.0%. In regard to shooting accuracy, RB Leipzig wrapped this game up at a 33.3% clip by hitting 2 shots on target out of 6 total shots. RB Leipzig averages 2.25 g/90 (9 total goals) and have accounted for 7 assists in all matches for the year.
Yussuf Poulsen is a guy who should impact this matchup for RB Leipzig. Poulsen has started 168 matchups so far in his career and has 0.35 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Denmark has 59 goals scored in 15,176 professional minutes played. He has 29 assists while accumulating 26 yellow card warnings during his soccer career. One more guy who should impact this match is Emil Forsberg, the midfielder representing Sweden. Forsberg has been on the pitch for 20,135 minutes in 241 starting assignments and has been handed a total of 13 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 57 times in his pro soccer career while he has scored 72 goals. He currently averages 0.32 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The man protecting the net for RB Leipzig is Peter Gulacsi. Gulacsi has played for a total of 23,256 mins and has earned 771 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.17 (302 goals surrendered) and he is the owner of a save % of .729. The goalkeeper taking the field for RB Leipzig has had 1,064 shots sent in his direction in 260 starts. Gulacsi (142-51-67 record in his career) has recorded 78 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.0% clean sheet percentage.
For their last outing, Istanbul Basaksehir walked away with a victory by a final of 2 - 0 against Trabzonspor. Istanbul Basaksehir converted 6 shots on goal out of 12 shots attempted which had them at a 50.0% rate in their last match. With 2 goals and 1 assist in all competitions, Istanbul Basaksehir sports an average of 0.40 goals and 0.20 assists per 90 minutes.
Edin Visca should be someone to watch for Istanbul Basaksehir. He is currently averaging 0.32 goals per 90 minutes and has been given a starting assignment in 241 matches during his career. The defender from Bosnia and Herzegovina has totaled 21,612 minutes and has scored 76 goals. He has tallied 20 yellow cards in his career and has helped on a goal 67 times. Make sure to watch out for Demba Ba, the forward representing Istanbul Basaksehir. He has scored 154 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 26 different times. Ba has been given a total of 32 yellow card warnings in 24,900 mins (277 starting assignments). His goals per 90 average during his career is 0.56.
Mert Gunok will be looking after the net for Istanbul Basaksehir. Gunok has accumulated 39 shutouts while defending 446 shots against him in 10,457 minutes throughout his career. He has a save % of .744 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.9%. He has surrendered 1.04 goals per 90 and he has earned a mark of 62-26-29. So far in his career, Gunok has conceded 121 goals and has racked up 332 saves in 115 starts.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take RB Leipzig (-286)
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