Basel has been playing extremely unevenly lately. Will Anorthosis be able to take advantage of this? We will find out this on September 24th. How will the meeting end? – find out in our forecast.
Last year Basel made it to the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Shakhtar managed to stop the procession of teams (1: 4). In the home championship, Marcel Koller’s charges were not so successful. They managed to finish the season in third place. In the Swiss Cup final, the team lost to Young Boys (1: 2).
Basel managed to beat Osijek in the previous qualifying round of the Europa League (2: 1).
Last season the team from Famagusta took the second place in the national championship. In the new championship, the team is not doing well. After two starting victories, the team failed to beat Omonia and lost to Apollo (1: 3).
The last time Anorthosis played in the European main draw was in 2011, when it lost to CSKA with a score (0: 4). In qualifying for the Europa League, the team played in the 2018/2019 season, losing to Latchi on aggregate (1-0 and 1: 2).
Basel have not lost in the last two matches
Anorthosis have lost 4 of their last 10 away matches
“Anorthosis” finished the last three matches on TM 2.5 goals
The hosts are rightfully considered the favorite of the upcoming meeting. Their European experience should help them advance to the next qualifying round. Basel has been rotating its roster quite often lately. It is for this reason that the team does not always act powerfully throughout the fight.
“Anorthosis” , in our opinion, will start the fight with number two. We expect Basel to be unlikely to win a crushing victory, as the team is now far from its optimal shape. We offer you a combined rate for this meeting.
Our prediction is Basel’s victory plus total under 4.5 goals. Such an outcome can be played in bookmaker 1 x Bet with odds of 1.79.