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BSC Young Boys are going up against guests FC Basel 1893 at Stadion Wankdorf in this Super League fixture on Saturday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for BSC Young Boys v FC Basel 1893, scroll down (including the best match odds).
BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Super League loss in their previous game against Servette FC.
In that match, BSC Young Boys managed 55% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for BSC Young Boys was Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu (90'). At the other end, Servette FC had 15 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Boubacar Fofana (76') and Koro Koné (82') scored for Servette FC.
At least three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where BSC Young Boys have taken part. Opposing sides scored 8 times in these games while Young Boys managed a tally of 11.
Taking a look at their past results, BSC Young Boys:
- haven't lost in the league to FC Basel 1893 in their last 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 10 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
FC Basel 1893
FC Basel 1893 come into this encounter following a 1-0 Super League win vs St Gallen in their previous game.
In that match, FC Basel 1893 had 52% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Basel 1893 was Arthur Cabral (67'). St Gallen got 10 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, FC Basel 1893 have helped themselves to a total of 15 goals. Basel have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they have seen 9 goals go against them. It will be interesting to find out whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that FC Basel 1893:
- haven't beaten BSC Young Boys when they have played them away from home in the previous 9 matches in the league. A really bad run.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 26/01/2020 shows that BSC Young Boys have won 4 of these games & FC Basel 1893 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 11 from Young Boys and 6 belonging to Basel. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Super League match day 23 on 03/03/2021 when the final score was FC Basel 1893 1-1 BSC Young Boys.
The match was refereed by Fedayi San.
Team News: BSC Young Boys
Fabian Lustenberger (Achilles tendon rupture), Esteban Petignat (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Nico Maier (Muscle Injury) and Meschack Elia (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Young Boys boss Gerardo Seoane. Ulisses Garcia cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
Basel manager Patrick Rahmen has to currently contend with reduced team options. Taulant Xhaka (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Adrian Durrer (Unknown Injury), Andrea Padula (Cartilage Damage) and Jorge (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances. Fabian Frei will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re inclined to think that FC Basel 1893 will surely be able to find the back of the net against this BSC Young Boys team, but it is unlikely to be as many as they’ll concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for BSC Young Boys after the 90. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
BSC Young Boys
Stadium: Stadion Wankdorf (31,120)
Captain: Fabian Lustenberger
Chairman: Hanspeter Kienberger
Manager: Gerardo Seoane
Competitions: Super League position 1, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Jean-Pierre Nsamé
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Jean-Pierre Nsamé was born in Douala, Cameroon. Having made his senior debut playing for Angers SCO in the 2011 - 2012 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 18 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 27 appearances.