Is FC Basel back on track to its old strength? There are clubs that for years dominated the national leagues at will. If that’s the case, then hunger for big titles fades and inevitably an era comes to an end. Then you have to work to start a new era and that seems to be the case in Basel right now.
Today’s Betting Tips FC Basel vs FC Zurich
The Young Boys Bern have outstripped the FCB. Playing the second fiddle for two years should be enough for the Bebbi. The team of Marcel Koller have already performed well this season, but also missed the leap into the group stage of the Champions League. Maybe the Europa League is better suited to not neglect the national tasks.
On Wednesday, FC Basel face FC Zurich in a duel of old rivals in the Super League. The Baselers are after seven matchdays with 16 points equal before the FC Sion at the top of the classification. Currently, only the champion from Bern can keep up with these two clubs. The Zurich are currently with a thin eight points in sixth place.
Basel already has twice as many points in the account as the FCZ. We do not have to worry about the favorite role in this duel. The home side can go with a wide chest in this game, with the Zurich last had a clear upswing. Nevertheless, in the match between FC Basel and FC Zurich, the prediction is towards a home victory.
The frontrunner will do everything in his power to prove the trend, which is clearly increasing at home, on Wednesday as well. The fans might not expect another gala like in the Europa League at home against Krasnodar. Nevertheless, in the match between FC Basel and FC Zurich, we are clearly tipping to a tip on the home side’s success.
For the FCZ, however, it would be extremely important to at least score in Basel. After the connection to the midfield of the table has just been made, this should not tear down if possible with a bankruptcy on Wednesday.
FC Basel – Statistics & Current Form
From a sporting point of view, there is currently rest in Basel. The Bebbi have gone with a little changed squad into the season, so that coach Marcel Koller can rely on continuity. However, David Degen has joined a former player in Basel Holding as a board member and shareholder who is not exactly in favor of the trainer.
As long as Marcel Koller works successfully, there is no reason to criticize him too much. The coach should not feel the great support from now on in the club. It works very well overall. Especially successful at home in Basel. In the last five home games there were four victories across the competition. Only against the LASK in the premier class, there was a bitter bankruptcy.
A particularly interesting personality in the duel against the FCZ is Kenan Ademi. The attacker, who came from Xamax Neuchatel to Basel, had almost signed in Zurich. No one has probably made friends in this transfer history. Let’s stay with the sport and we would like to play in the match between FC Basel and FC Zurich, the odds on a home win.
Last Sunday, the FCB got around in the Super League for the second season defeat. It was 1: 1 at the end in the top match at the Young Boys Bern. Silvan Widmer gave Basel an early lead, but in the end the Bebbi were happy to have taken a point at all, as the Young Boys dominated the game, especially in the second half.
In this game, there was a strange scene. Newcomer Arthur Cabral debuted in the Super League and after 12 seconds without touching the ball, he saw his first yellow card. He has secured an entry in the history books of the Swiss Super League, although this is of course negative.
Ironically, the use of Kenan Ademi is questionable on Wednesday. After surviving concussion he had to be replaced with Bern because of a foot injury. Certainly Ricky van Wolfswinkel (concussion) and sick Edon Zhegrova are also out of the party.
Expected formation of FC Basel:
➾ Omlin – Petretta, Alderete, Cömert, Widmer – Xhaka, Frei – Bua, Zuffi, Stocker – Ademi
➾ Coach: Koller
Last matches of FC Basel:
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – Young Boys vs. FC Basel 1: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 19.09.2019 – FC Basel vs. FC Krasnodar 5: 0 (Europa League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Meyrin Vs. FC Basel 0: 3 (Swiss Cup)
⚽️ 01.09.2019 – FC Basel vs. Lugano 2: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 24.08.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. FC Basel 0: 3 (Super League)
FC Zurich – Statistics & Current Form
You can not be really satisfied with the season so far in Zurich. After all, the FCZ is still represented in the Swiss Cup, but in the table of the Super League keep the city Zurich just barely above the line. This is partly because the newcomers have not yet brought the momentum that the club hoped for.
However, Ludovic Magnin sees no reason to take stock. The coach wants to do this at the earliest in winter and then look, which screws have to be turned. After all, the uptrend is now clearly visible. For three games there was no more defeat. Recently, the FCZ could even celebrate two victories.
Shortly before the break Simon Sohm managed the 1: 0. Right after the break Tosin Aiyegun was with the 2: 0 on the spot. But that was also the case with the glory. Probably the game would have gone differently, if the FCZ should not act 70 minutes in excess. Because of this performance, we remain in the game between FC Basel and FC Zurich to make a prediction on a threesome of the home side.
Ludovic Magnin sees that the upswing of the FCZ is just a very tender plant. Therefore, the coach of Zurich can only hope that his team can continue the path now taken, at least as far as the results are concerned.
“We had a good week. We hope to stay on the road to success. ” – Ludovic Magnin
However, we think that there are currently hardly any more difficult tasks in Switzerland than competing in Basel.
In addition, the city Zurich continue to have major injury concerns. On Wednesday Ludovic Magnin will miss Becir Omeragic, Hekuran Kryeziu, Adrian Winter, Benjamin Kololli and Assan Ceesay. We can therefore imagine that not much will change on the successful team last weekend.
Expected formation of FC Zurich:
➾ Brecher – Modou, M. Kryeziu, Bangura, Britto – Sohm, Popovic – Schönbächler, Marchesano, Aiyegun – Mahi
➾ Trainer: Magnin
Last matches from FC Zurich:
⚽️ 22.09.2019 – FC Zurich vs. Thun 2: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 14.09.2019 – Wil vs. FC Zurich 1: 2 (Swiss Cup)
⚽️ 04.09.2019 – Schaffhausen vs. FC Zurich 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 24.08.2019 – Young Boys Vs. FC Zurich 4: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 17.08.2019 – Black Stars vs. FC Zurich 1: 2 (Swiss Cup)
FC Basel vs FC Zurich Best Betting Tips and Odds Explained
Basel is still a kind of fear opponents of FC Zurich, which is likely to be the case for just about all clubs from Switzerland. In the last ten years there were only four victories against the FCB for the city Zurich. Basel is well on its way home, especially at home. In the last home game, there was a 5-0 win over Krasnodar in the Europa League.
Overall, Basel have won four of their last five home games. Zurich have won the last two competitive games, but in the Cup against a second division and against Thun in the Super League with 70 minutes overpayment. Therefore, we still assume that it makes sense only in the match between FC Basel and FC Zurich tip on a home win.
Key Facts – FC Basel vs FC Zurich tips
📌 Basel have won four of their last five home games.
📌 FC Zurich have not lost in the last three games.
📌 Zurich has only won four games against Basel in the last ten years.
We think that the three points definitely stay in Basel. We can even imagine that it will be a clear victory, with the foundation already laid in the first section. If the FCB can only match the match against Krasnodar, the betting odds at half time / final score for Basel are recommended in the match between FC Basel and FC Zurich.
Competition: Super League
Bet Tip: HT / FT 1/1