Burnley v Istanbul Basaksehir
Europa League Kick off : Thursday 16th August, 7:45pm.
BURNLEY take on Istanbul Basaksehir for a place in the final Europa League qualifying round.
Burnleys achievement in qualifying for the Europa League was nothing short of sensational, they are a side who have punched well above their weight for 2 seasons now and I see no reason that they can't progress here.
Sean Dyches side are built mainly on a solid defensive foundation and that has been evident again this season with two previous 0-0s agsinst Southampton on Sunday and in the away leg of this tie.
Dyche may rest some players from the weekends draw at St Marys, but, Burnley should still be fairly strong and I fancy them to get the win at 23/20 (William Hill)
I do think however goals may be in short supply. Burnley aren't the most prolific but, Istanbul Basaksehir have conceded at least 1 goal in all their European away games. Couple that with the fact there are no away fans present and Burnley kept 12 clean sheets last season a 1-0 win at 9/2 (bet365) also appeals.