APOEL vs Basel
Europe- Europa League
Date: Thursday, 20 February 2020
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Neo GSP Stadium (Nicosia)
APOEL finished second in the group stage behind Sevilla. They won the last 3 group matches on the trot. The reigning champions of Cyprus football are third in their league this season after 20 matches. But title hopes for the “Legends” are not over as the league is highly competent.
Basel finished as group champions and have lost only once. They too are facing tough competition in the Swiss Super league. The manager Marcel Koller needs to work on his team’s away form. A 4 match losing streak away from home ended with the recent game against Zurich. The defensive unit has to keep it tight at the back to get a rare clean sheet against APOEL.
APOEL vs Basel: Head-to-head (h2h)
- These two teams have never met in a competitive fixture.
- APOEL are unbeaten in their last three home games.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in four of the recent 5 home games.
- Basel has given away goals in 4 of their recent matches in the road.
APOEL vs Basel: Prediction
APOEL are a hard team to beat in front of their home fans. They have won some real tough games at home recently, including the group game against Sevilla. Also looking into the away form of Basel we can bet on the home team to win with 2.05 odds.
Basel defense have proved faulty especially in away matches. They have a great attacking line-up but the mistakes at the back have cost them plenty. The hosts have also problems in defense and I think Basel will be able to capitalize on the mistakes. So we can bet on both teams scoring with 1.80 odds.
APOEL vs Basel: Betting Tips
- Both teams scoring @ 1.80 (4/5).
- Home team to win @ 2.05 (12/11).