Nice vs FC Basel Prediction & Match Preview

Nice vs FC Basel Europa Conference League Prediction by LeagueLane

Nice vs FC Basel
UEFA Europa Conference League
Date: 20 April 2023, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).

Nice play host to FC Basel in the return game of their UEFA Europa Conference League quarterfinal tie on Thursday evening at Allianz Riviera.

The hosts extended their winless thread to five games across competitions on Sunday afternoon when they fell 1-0 away at Brest in the Ligue 1.

They have dropped to 9th place in the domestic league table as a consequence and are eight points below sixth-placed Rennes, meaning catching European positions will be a mission impossible for Didier Digard and his men in the remaining seven rounds.

This is why we expect Nice to put the main focus on the continental glory as the Conference League draw has cleared up in a great way for them.

Nice had to settle for a 2-2 stalemate seven days ago in the first leg of this tie on Swiss soil. Teremas Moffi completed a brace for the French outfit on the occasion but it was not enough for the win as the team’s back line revealed too many holes once again.

Not many experts predicted seeing Basel this deep in the competition after their terrible start to the season in the Swiss Super League.

Heiko Vogel’s men are still in the bottom half of the domestic league standings with just 8 wins in 28 outings so far in the season.

Basel drew 1-1 to Young Boys at the weekend, their fourth consecutive game with the option of both teams scoring across competitions.

Nice vs FC Basel Head-to-head

  • This will only be the second head to head encounter between Nice and FC Basel.
  • As mentioned above, the first one brought an evenly-matched contest which ended in a 2-2 stalemate seven days ago at St. Jakob-Park.

Nice vs FC Basel Prediction

Nice are big favorites according to the bookmakers ahead of the second leg at Allianz Riviera. However, we do not want to underestimate Basel who stunned both Trabzonspor and Slovan Bratislava in the knockout phase.

Basel scored two goals in each of the last four Conference League outings and we would by no means be surprised to see them on target on Thursday. Nice should still come on top but you can get a much better value backing the Home win & Both Teams To Score at the 3.40 odds rather than just the home win at the 1.53 odds.

Nice vs FC Basel Betting Tips

  • Nice to win & Both Teams To Score @ 3.40 (12/5)
  • Teremas Moffi to score anytime @ 1.95 (19/20) odd.