Osijek vs Basel
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 17 September 2020
Kick-Off at 19.45 UK
Venue: Stadion Gradski Vrt, Osijek.
Croatian football has been on constant rise for almost a decade now. This country is going to have two spots for UEFA Champions League qualifiers from next season, mainly thanks to Dinamo Zagreb’s international success.
NK Osijek is also very popular, ending the previous campaign in high 4th place. Upcoming Europa League match against Basel is probably the biggest one for them since 2017 and home win against PSV Eindhoven.
Swiss side has been struggling to keep up with Young Boys on domestic scene for quite some time now. Anything but reaching Europa League group stages would be marked as big failure. Bookmakers are backing visitors as favorites for the win here at 2.00 odds.
Osijek vs Basel Head-to-head
This is going to be the first head to head encounter between NK Osijek and Basel.
Osijek vs Basel Prediction
As mentioned above, NK Osijek do have solid experience in playing Europa League qualifiers. Last season for example they faced CSKA Sofia, and lost that match on penalties. One year before that Glasgow Rangers had to work really hard to eliminate this squad 2-1 on aggregate.
When it comes to most recent appearances, Osijek have lost two derby matches in Croatian HNL to Dinamo Zagreb 1-4 FT and Hajduk Split 1-2 FT. Fans were definitely expecting more than four points from opening four matches and -1 negative goal difference.
Basel also started the new campaign with a bad result. They faced Young Boys in Swiss Cup finals, had the lead in the first half thanks to goal scored by Omar Alderate, but eventually lost the match and handed another piece of silverware to opposition from Bern.
Squad led by Marcello Koller definitely lacks stability in the back, which is one of the main reasons why are we going to back Both teams to score option at 1.60. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try with 1-2 FT correct score at 9.50.
Osijek vs Basel Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.60
Correct score 1:2 FT @ 9.50.