Kick-off against your favorite opponent: Basel blows to attack Master Bern! Here is our betting prediction!
The Swiss Super League starts on Friday evening with two games in the new season. It comes in the Stade de Tourbillon to the duel between FC Sion and FC Basel. After eight championships in a row, Basel has been badly dethroned by the Young Boys Bern in the last two seasons. In the season 2017/18 YB had a lead of 15 points on the vice-champion FCB, 2018/19 there were even 20 counters. Can FCB close the gap to Bern again this season? Or maybe even catch up? Or even become master again? View our Key Facts – Sion vs FC Basel tips here!
Today’s Betting Prediction Sion vs FC Basel
FC Sion finished last season on a disappointing eighth place. The Valais now fully rely on new coach Stephane Henchoz and Switzerland returnee Valon Behrami. King transfer Behrami was made the new captain at FCS. Before the first season game of Sion vs FC Basel speak the odds of bookmakers but for the “Bebbi”.
Sion – Statistics & Current Form
In September 2018, FC Sion Murat Yakin committed as a new coach. At the beginning of May, the coach was already on leave again, although his contract had been extended until the end of January until 2021. Christian Zermatten and Under-21 coach Sebastien Bichard coached the team until the end of the season, but the Wallis could only lead to eighth place, the first non-relegation zone. Now Stephane Henchoz is the new man on the coaching chair. Henchoz, who played as a professional for clubs like the HSV or Liverpool, had taken over a coaching place in the Super League for the first time last season and led the promoted Xamax to relegation. King transfer of the Sionese was Valon Behrami. The 80-times international has played more than 200 Serie A and over 100 Premier League games and returns to the Swiss league after 16 years. How fit Behrami is remains questionable. In spring, the now 34-year-old broke the fibula.
In addition, the squad with Jean Ruiz (Sochaux), Konan Oussou (San Pedro), Patrick (Fluminense), Mattias Andersson (Juventus ) and Mickael Facchinetti (Apoel Nicosia) was strengthened. However, the club did not register big departures. In the training camp in Crans-Montana, much emphasis was placed on stabilizing the defensive. In 36 games of the preseason, the FCS had conceded 55 goals. And in the test matches Sion has already made some progress: 0: 0 against Lausanne, 0: 0 against PSV Eindhoven, 1: 0 against Sion U21, 1: 1 against Grenoble, 0: 0 against Xamax, 0: 0 against Everton. Due to these defensive successes of the Sioner in the preparation, one could at the opening game Sion Vs. FC Basel think about a prediction of passable odds on few goals. Goalie Anton Mitryushkin returned after a year and a half in injury. Behind the Young Boys and FC Basel, the Wallis want to be involved in international business this season. Whether Behrami can be in the starting eleven of the season is still unclear.
Probable team of Sion:
↳ Mitryushkin – Ndoye, Andersson, Kouassi – Song, Behrami – Facchinetti, Toma, Maceiras – Kasami, Fortune
Last games by Sion:
⚽️ 14.07.2019 – Sion Vs. Everton 0: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. Sion 0: 0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Sion Vs. Grenoble 1: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – PSV Eindhoven Vs. Sion 0: 0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Lausanne Vs. Sion 0: 0 (friendly match)
FC Basel – Statistics & Current Form
Despite the great backlog of champions Young Boys in the last two seasons, FC Basel have relinquished their big reinforcements ahead of the new season. New in the squad are “only” Kemal Ademi (NE Xamax) and Omar Alderete (Huracan). The “Bebbi” had to cope with the departure of Captain Marek Suchy to Augsburg. The FCB relies on a well-rehearsed team and young players.
Furthermore, coach Marcel Koller has the confidence of those responsible. There was a change only in the position of the sports director: Here Marco Streller stepped back from free play. His successor was Ruedi Zbinden. Valentin Stocker was made the new captain of the team. But after a big attack on Bern that does not look like it yet. The training camp for the season preparation completed the club in Rottach-Egern. In the test matches there were four wins: 4: 2 against Kriens, 5: 1 against 1860, 4: 0 against Nuremberg and 4: 1 against Lausanne. The only defeat conceded the FCB in the last game with 2: 3 against VfB Stuttgart.
“For us as a coaching team, it’s more enjoyable because we already know everything and everyone and do not come across during a running season. YB has won the championship two times in a row and is thus the absolute favorite. We all the others have to try to put a foot to them. ” – Marcel Koller
In the last season Coach Koller had his team usually in 4-2-3-1 accumulate. In the training camp and in the test games now also the 4-1-4-1 and a 4-4-2 were rehearsed. In addition, the team showed in the preparatory games very accurate. Basel beat PSV Eindhoven in the second round in the Champions League qualifying campaign. Divorced the “Bebbi” against the vice-champions from the Netherlands, it goes on at least in the Europa League qualification on. There, however, a participation in the group phase is expected. In the last season, the FCB had failed in the playoffs to Apollon Limassol.
Basel was able to save the previous season mainly by the 13th title in the Swiss Cup. In the final, the “Bebbi” defeated Thun 2-1. In the league, the FCB had become clear runner-up with a lead of 25 points on Lugano, but at the end of the season also had 20 points behind Bern had. Coach Koller is still missing Geoffroy Serey Die, who came with Ivory Coast to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup in 2019.
Probable team of FC Basel:
↳ Omlin – Petretta, Alderete, Cömert, Widmer – Xhaka, Free – Okafor, Zuffi, Stocker – Ajeti
Last matches of FC Basel:
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – FC Basel vs. VfB Stuttgart 2: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – FC Basel vs. Lausanne 4: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – Nuremberg vs. FC Basel 0: 4 (friendly)
Sion vs FC Basel Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The duel Sion against Basel has been 81 times. With 46 wins the FCB is in direct comparison clearly ahead. The FCS comes to 15 wins against the “Bebbi”. Twenty times, both teams parted with a draw. Sion has not been able to win against Basel for 15 competitive games. In the league, the Sionese are even 32 games without victory against FCB. The last success over Basel in the Super League comes from 1 May 2011. At that time the Walliser won at home with 3: 0.
Sion vs FC Basel Our Football Betting Prediction Explained
The balance sheet of FC Basel from the preparatory matches stands at four wins and one defeat. Sion made it through the preparation without bankruptcy, but defeated only their own U21. Before the start of a new season, the shape and the level of performance are difficult to assess. Basel is definitely recorded. Alderete is probably just a new player in the starting lineup. For Sion, however, probably three new additions have been installed in the starting eleven. In addition, the coach celebrates his competitive debut for the FCS.
Key Facts – Sion vs FC Basel tips
⭐️ Sion could only win a pre-season game, but remained unbeaten – all in all, there was only one goal
⭐️ Basel won four of the preliminary matches, scoring 19 goals
⭐️ Since 32 league games FCS could not win in the league against the FCB
FC Basel may open the new season with their favorite opponent. The winning series of Sion against the “Bebbi” goes on forever. It does not say much that just this Friday, the FCS after 32 league games can finally win again against FCB. Basel wants to shorten the gap to champion Bern this season with a well-rehearsed troupe. We believe that this can work. In addition, we think Basel against the favorite opponent a good start to the new season. Thus, we set in the opening game Sion vs FC Basel our tip on “win Basel”.