UEFA Champions League match preview – Leipzig vs Istanbul Basaksehir. October 20, 2020 at 8pm BST time at Leipzig Arena.
Leipzig host Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League on Tuesday, with the visitors taking part in Europe’s elite competition’s group stage for the first time in the Turkish side’s history.
The Germans, meanwhile, reached the semi-final last season and will be looking to stamp their authority with a win here given that they will have to finish ahead of at least one of Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United in order to progress from Group H.
Leipzig form (all competitions): WWDWW
Istanbul Basaksehir form (all competitions): LLLDW
Leipzig possible starting lineup:
Gulasci; Kolstermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Mukiele, Sabitzer, Kampl, Angelino; Olmo, Forsberg; Poulsen
Istanbul Basaksehir possible starting lineup:
Gunok; Caicara, Skrtel, Epureanu, Bolingoli; Visca, Tekdemir, Kahveci, Aleksic; Ba, Crivelli
Prediction: Leipzig 2-0 Istanbul Basaksehir