FC Basel vs Anathosis
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.30 UK
Venue: St Jakob Park, Basel.
One of the most popular teams in Switzerland is once again doomed to compete in Europa League qualifiers.
Yet another season has passed where Basel failed to compete with Young Boys in Swiss Super League.
After knocking out Osijek last week, squad from St Jakob Park welcomes Anathosis this Thursday.
They are huge favorites to win the duel at 1.33 odds, which is low considering team had a couple of hiccups in the last couple of weeks.
On the other hand, their opponents are also winless for two games in a row, while winning only seven points in Cypriot 1. Division from four games.
Basel vs Anathosis Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head match between Basel and Anathosis Famagusta.
Basel vs Anathosis Prediction
Basel have started the new Swiss Super League campaign with a surprising 2-2 home draw against Vaduz. Ciriaco Sforza’s had the lead in two occasions thanks to the goals scored by Arthur Cabral and Valentin Stocker, but the back line looked like a mess last Saturday. They have ended previous season in awful 3rd place, fourteen points behind champions Young Boys. Seven defeats in 17 games on the road was the main reason for that.
Brazilian striker Cabral was the best goal scorer last year with 14 goals, and he already demonstrated fine form in the opening weeks as well. Basel defeated Osijek on the road in the previous round 2-1.
Anathosis didn’t have to play any of the qualifying games so far. They rarely get a chance to play on European scene. The last two times they competed in UEL was in 2018 and 2013.
We are expecting dominant performance from the hosts and an early lead, so Basel to win HT and FT seems like the most suitable option.
Basel vs Anathosis Bet Tips
Basel to win HT and FT @ 2.00
Basel to score in both halves @ 2.05.