FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava Prediction & Match Preview

FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava Europa Conference League Prediction by LeagueLane

FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: 9 March 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: St. Jakob-Park (Basel).

Basel and Slovan Bratislava played each other in the same UEFA Europa Conference League group last autumn.

The draw decided to put the two outfits together once again, this time in the last 16 round of the competition, following FC Basel’s success against Trabzonspor in the knockout round playoffs.

Slovan were the more successful side in the group stage, claiming four points in the two meetings with the Swiss opponent.

They finished Group H at the top spot with three wins and a draw in the final four games of the campaign.

It is worth noting that the Slovakian champions bagged at least two goals in each of these four Conference League outings, including a double-header against FC Basel.

Slovan also have the best attacking record in this term of Slovakian Super Liga by a mile with 47 goals scored in 22 domestic league affairs.

Vladimir Weiss’ men are currently only one point below DAC 1904 at the top of the Super Liga standings and they will enter this tie on the back of a 4-2 drubbing of Spartak Trnava on Saturday afternoon.

Basel have been struggling to find the right form since the beginning of their domestic campaign. Heiko Vogel’s troops are only fifth in the Swiss Super League table with just 7 wins in 23 outings.

However, it is important to say that FC Basel are undefeated in the previous five matches across competitions, a run that includes a 2-0 win over Trabzonspor in the return leg of their playoffs clash in mid February.

FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava Head-to-head

  • Slovan Bratislava took four points from the two meetings against FC Basel in mid-October last year.
  • The Slovakian champions have bagged five goals in the process.
  • This will only be the third head to head meeting between the two teams.

FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava Prediction

Slovan play attractive football under Weiss and they have shown some impressive offensive performances in the group stage of the competition. We can certainly see the visitors causing FC Basel problems here.

The value is huge with the 1.95 odds offered for Slovan Bratislava not to lose on Thursday at St. Jakob-Park. We also expect to see the hosts on target which is why the Both Teams To Score is an interesting betting option at the 1.72 odds.

FC Basel vs Slovan Bratislava Betting Tips

  • Slovan Bratislava to Win or Draw @ 1.95 (19/20)
  • Both Teams To Score @ 1.72 (8/11) odd.