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Threadbare Clarets to come unstuck in Istanbul

Threadbare Clarets to come unstuck in Istanbul


It is hardly a secret Burnley are a little short on numbers and it looks likely to cost them tonight at Istanbul Basaksehir.

Istanbul Basaksehir to win @ 1/1

The Clarets had a quiet start to the summer but have been active in recent days, bringing in Matej Vydra, Ben Gibson and Joe Hart, with the latter two looking certain to start in this Europa League third qualifying round tie on the banks of the Bosphorus.

Sean Dyche says injuries mean he only has 17 fit players to choose from against a side with experience of European football.

Although relative newcomers to the continental stage, Basaksehir featured in the group stages of the Europa League last term, losing out in a group that also featured Hoffenheim and Braga.

They are a bit of a rogues’ gallery, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Emre Belozoglu and Arda Turan amongst their numbers, but they should have enough to edge out a depleted Burnley side.

Hibernian v Molde – over 3.5 goals @ 47/20

This seems like a bit of an optimistic one but both of these sides have entertained so far in this competition, with Hibs netting 16 goals across their four outings, while Molde have managed 11.

It means their clash at Easter Road promises to be a cracker and goals should be expected.

Neil Lennon’s side are in good form, having beaten Motherwell 3-0 at the weekend, while Molde drew 2-2 with Lillestrom.

In what will be their first ever meeting, the price for over 3.5 goals looks to hold plenty of value.

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