Actually, the fans of FC Basel thought that they would at least on international stage have their rest before the currently biggest rival Young Boys Bern. Nope! Because the longtime dominator of Swiss football meets in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League on Linz ASK, on Wednesday evening again expect a black and yellow faction from the federal city of Bern in St. Jakob Park.
Football Betting Prediction FC Basel vs LASK
The background is that the supporters of the reigning Austrian runner-up maintain a fan friendship with the sympathizers of that club, which has not only challenged the Baselers in the past two years, the championship in the Super League, but has torn from the hand.
Apart from these for the bystanders only partially understandable connections in the ranks, FC Basel goes against LASK according to the odds as a clear favorite in the first leg in front of a home crowd.
The implied “role of Goliath” is based above all on the greater wealth of experience of the Swiss at European level as well as the existing quality advantages. The home win against PSV Eindhoven a week ago and the consequent progress should also have been taken into account in the distribution of the odds.
However, the fact is that the people of Linz do not need to hide. Despite some important departures in the summer, the Black and Whites convinced for the start of the new Bundesliga season with two sovereign victories, which once more substantiate that the euphoria on the Danube currently knows no bounds.
Due to the confidence derived from it as well as the fact that the team of Valerien Ismael so far presented very defensively very compact, we meet before the third round first leg between FC Basel and LASK the prediction that a tip on a scoreless first half of the hosts could pay off.
FC Basel – Statistics & Current Form
The former coach of the Austrian national team, Marcel Koller, has the Swiss top club FC Basel actually since his inauguration not easy stand. This may be partly because it missed the 58-year-old in his first year, the supremacy given to Bern to retrieve in the Super League. On the other hand, the native Zurich had almost structural problems within the club and a too powerful sports director Marco Streller cost the job. In the middle of June, the former Bundesliga pro Streller but stepped back from his duties, which has definitely done the Standing Koller’s in the club.
Recent results have even seen the Red-Blue start the third round of Champions League qualifying with confidence and confidence. In particular, the unexpected progress against PSV Eindhoven and the already secured participation in the group stage of the UEFA Europa League is basically to be listed as an argument to dare on Wednesday evening between FC Basel and LASK a tip on the home side.
Despite a 2: 3 defeat in the first leg in Netherlands, the “Bebbi” thanks to a 2-1 win a week later in front of their own fans realize the entry into the next round. The FCB put less footballing highlights, but convinced by team unity, a lot of willingness to run, fighting spirit and will. Whether these characteristics are sufficient to unleash a compact defending opponent from Linz remains to be seen.
After one year of abstinence in the most important European club competition, the 20-time Swiss champion has decided to return to the group stage.
“A good team, aggressive and compact” – Marcel Koller on the LASK
In the playoffs, by the way, the runner-up would meet the winner of the match FC Bruges and Dynamo Kiev. The dress rehearsal for the first leg at least went according to plan over the weekend. In Thun, the Koller Elf prevailed 3-2 and so screwed the points account after three matchdays on six upwards.
As already against Sion at the start (4: 1) or in the mentioned second leg against Eindhoven (2: 1), the “Bebbi” laid the foundation stone for the respective successes in Thun only in the second half. In the five previous competitive matches, the FCB was never ahead at the break. This interesting statistic leads us to the upcoming Match FC Basel vs LASK on the prediction that the home team will find again only after the paging offensive solutions.
Due to injury, Raoul Petretta, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Albian Ajeti, Kemal Ademi and Tician Tushi are not available. Especially the loss of striker Ajeti weighs heavily. Maybe the fans can but tune in for a time without the 22-year-olds, because rumors that the Albanians have drawn the interest of West Ham United on himself.
Probable team of FC Basel:
↳ Omlin – Xhaka, Alderete, Cömert, Widmer – Frei, Balanta – Stocker, Zuffi, Zhegrova – Van Wolfswinkel
↳ Coach: Koller
Last matches of FC Basel:
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Thun Vs. FC Basel 2: 3 (Super League)
⚽️ 30.07.2019 – FC Basel vs. PSV Eindhoven 2: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 27.07.2019 – FC Basel vs. St. Gallen 1: 2 (Super League)
⚽️ 23.07.2019 – PSV Eindhoven Vs. FC Basel 3: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 19.07.2019 – Sion Vs. FC Basel 1: 4 (Super League)
LASK – Statistics & Current Form
For every small club, an unexpectedly successful season is both a curse and a blessing. Positive is certainly the fact to mention that the Linz Athletics Sports Club by the runner-up 2018/2019 will ever stand for the first time in the group stage of a European club competition. The resulting additional revenue of a financial nature is a characteristic not to be underestimated for Austrian conditions.
The big “but” is not long in coming, because logically, sporting success awakens desire in the competition. Among other things, the Paschinger had to let the two most important personalities into the German Bundesliga. Both coach Oliver Glasner, who led the black and white from the Zweitklassigkeit to Europe, and top scorer Joao Victor (13 goals, seven assists) will be in the upcoming season at VfL Wolfsburg under contract.
“Basel are a very serene and physically strong team, but our team has more than earned this game and we are burning for the challenge. Of course we are outsiders, but we like to take the fight against them! ” – Valery Ismael
In addition, left with Ullmann, Bruno, Erdogan and Jamnig other players the club. On the access side, in return, almost exclusively young talents could be committed, who are doing well for the squad, but are likely to need more time before they follow in the footsteps of their predecessors.
As a new man on the bridge was presented with Valerien Ismael a former world-class center-back, but at his recent stations in the Bundesliga (Nuremberg, Wolfsburg) and in Greece (resignation after a game day) could leave no outstanding business card. Consequently, the experts were skeptical before the start of the new season, whether the reigning runner-up can meet the increased expectations, in light of the multiple burden actually.
At least after two match days played in the Austrian Bundesliga, a gratifying interim conclusion can be drawn, because with six points and 5-0 gates, the Linzer have immediately reinserted in the ranking to second behind Red Bull Salzburg. Specifically, the defense network knew to convince 2-0 against Altach and 3: 0 at the Vienna Austria. Not least because of this, Wednesday is again to assume that Ishmael tends to defend his team rather defensive and puts his focus on keeping zero for as long as possible.
Due to the unquestionable self-confidence as well as the great atmosphere or chemistry within the team, which has always been regarded as a success factor for surprising top performances on the Danube, we trust the guests in the first leg more than the bookmakers. For example, between FC Basel and LASK, we see odds for the tip that Basel will not hit until the break is over, a promising value. Wostry, Benko, Oh, Otubanjo and riders have to watch injured.
Probable team of LASK:
↳ Schlager – Trauner, Ramsebner, Wiesinger – Renner, Holland, Michorl, Ranftl – Tetteh, Klauss (Raguz), Goiginger
↳ Coach: Ismael
Last Games by LASK:
⚽️ 03.08.2019 – Austria Vienna Vs. Lask 0: 3 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 28.07.2019 – Lask Vs. Altach 2: 0 (Bundesliga)
⚽️ 20.07.2019 – Union Vöcklamarkt vs. Lask 2: 6 (cup)
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – Lask Vs. 1. FC Heidenheim 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Lask Vs. Bohemians Prague 2: 1 (Friendly Match)
FC Basel vs LASK Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
FC Basel and the Linz Athletic Sport Club have never faced each other in a competitive match. Overall, it is only the eleventh European Cup duel between an Austrian team and a club from Switzerland. In the 22 previous games there were nine Swiss successes (eight draws, five defeats). Interesting: In three clashes in the Champions League (European Cup of Champions) prevailed in all cases, the Austrian representative. A good omen for the cake lovers from the third largest city in the country?
FC Basel vs LASK Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
According to the betting odds, however, the benefits are clear to the home side. On the one hand, the Swiss vice-champion has more individual quality; on the other hand have the protected of Marcel Koller (and the coach itself as well) to throw a greater wealth of experience on the international stage in the ring. However, these obvious factors are not enough to avoid FC Basel vs LASK to make a reliable prediction on the game outcome.
Key Facts – FC Basel vs LASK tips
⭐️ FC Basel have never led halfway through 19/20 in five competitive games
⭐️ The Linzer won both previous Bundesliga games to zero
⭐️ Never before has a Swiss club prevailed in the Champions League after a return match against an Austrian representative
It should also be taken into account that while the Basel won 2-1 against Eindhoven in the second round, they now face an opponent who will start much more destructively. The Ismael-Elf has won both Bundesliga games in Austria and conceded no goal. The pressure is also clearly on the shoulders of the “Bebbi”, which does not necessarily prove to be positive.
We assume that euphoric Austrians are well able to hold the zero for a long time and put pinpricks on the offensive. Therefore, we decide between FC Basel and LASK for the tip that the FCB in the first half without scoring remains. With odds of 2.20 in the lead, we choose a medium bet of five units.