FC Krasnodar vs FC Basel
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:50 UK / 16:50 CET
Venue: Stadion FK Krasnodar (Krasnodar).
Krasnodar will be eager to get their revenge against Basel for a humiliating 0-5 defeat at St. Jakob-Park.
Krasnodar vs Basel: Head-to-head (h2h)
Matchday 1 clash was their first-ever meeting and we all know how that end.
Krasnodar vs Basel: Prediction
The Bulls are back in contention to qualify from Group C after two wins over Turkish team, Trabzonspor. They will be eager to get their revenge against Basel for a humiliating 0-5 defeat at St. Jakob-Park on Matchday One.
Krasnodar have improved massively since then. Currently 4th in the Russian Premier League with the win-draw-loss record of 9-6-2, Sergei Matveev’s side are on a nine-game unbeaten run across competitions.
The Swiss side are having an excellent Europa League campaign with 10pts to their name after four rounds. FCB secured their qualification with back-to-back victories over Getafe (0-1 on the road and 2-1 at home).
Marcelo Koller’s men slipped to second position on the Swiss Super League ladder following two recent defeats away from home – vs Zurich (2-3) and Servette (0-2).
Krasnodar snapped their five-game winless streak at home in the European competitions with a 3-1 victory over ‘Black Sea Storm’. The Bulls have 5-2-0 record at this venue in RPL. They have an average of two goals scored per game, whilst conceding 0.88 per bout.
FCB, 4-2-2 on the road in Swiss Super League, have an average of two goal bagged per tie, whilst shipping 1.13 goals per match. Their overall away record in the UEFA Europa League group stage is 5-3-3.
No matter what happens on Thursday, Matchday 6 fixture in Madrid will be crucial for Krasnodar. A win vs FCB and a potential Getafe slip in Turkey would make their job a lot easier – in that case, a draw at Coliseum Alfonso Perez would be enough for the Russian side to progress.
The Bulls are looking solid nowadays, especially in their own backyard, and Basel will struggle to contain the likes of Marcus Berg, Tonny de Vilhena and Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov.
I will back the motivated hosts to get their vengeance and score at least two goals in the process.
Krasnodar vs Basel: Betting Tips
Krasnodar to Win @ 2.00
Krasnodar to score over 1.5 goals @ 1.83.