LASK Linz vs FC Basel
Champions League Qualification
Date: Tuesday, 13 August 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK / 20:30 CET
Venue: Linzer Stadion (Linz).
Despite being heavily tipped as the favorites to come out on top, Basel were taken by surprise in their maiden clash with LASK Linz, with the final scores reading 2-1 in favor of the side from Austria.
The hosts have two important away goals under their belt, which means that even a stalemate on Tuesday would be enough for them to make it into the final qualifiers. Basel have a lot of making up to do and will have to bring their A-game with them to Linz, if they are to turn things around before it is too late.
However, LASK Linz have proved to be a lot harder to conquer on home soil in recent times and are sizing up to be the favorites to grab the ticket into the next round.
LASK Linz vs FC Basel Head to head (h2h)
- The only prior meeting between the two sides was the first leg of their qualifiers.
LASK Linz vs FC Basel Prediction
The home team are unbeaten in their last five games in all competition. The squad have also not tasted defeat in their last three at home and have racked up ten goals to their tally in the process as well.
The visitors are already down by a one-goal deficit and will have to pull back at least two if they are to keep their hopes alive of progressing into the next round. However, LASK Linz have been sticking to their defensive duties with quite some gusto, in their last two games, and have won without being breached on both of those occasions.
Additionally, Basel’s last trip on the road in this very same competition saw them succumb to a 3-2 scoreline against PSV at the end of the ninety minutes. Given that they are also already on the backfoot, a win for the Swiss outfit is certainly looking bleak.
Basel have been a menace in the attacking third in all of their previous outings and have found the back of the net at least twice in their last three trips. We can certainly count on the away side to go all out in this one, so a clean sheet for either side is definitely out of the question.
LASK Linz vs FC Basel Betting tips
Full-time result: LASK Linz @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both teams to score 1.60 (3/5).