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The Super League tie at Stadion Wankdorf on Saturday sees home team BSC Young Boys locking horns with FC Basel 1893.
Our BSC Young Boys v FC Basel 1893 tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys head into this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Super League drawn result vs St Gallen.
Their most recent results reveal that it has been a great time for the BSC Young Boys defence. Young Boys have been mean at the back, with the tally of goals that have gone past their goalkeeper during their previous six games standing at 4. We will see if that trend will be sustained in this game.
Heading into this contest, BSC Young Boys have not been beaten in their last 34 home league matches. What a fortress they have created.
FC Basel 1893
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against FC Zürich in Super League competition, FC Basel 1893 will be aiming to make amends here.
Antonio Marchesano (46') was the scorer for FC Zürich.
Showing their fondness for action-packed encounters, goals have been scored 20 times in the last 6 matches in which FC Basel 1893 have taken to the field, giving an average of 3.33 goals for each fixture. Opposing teams have got 10 from this total.
Going into this one, FC Basel 1893 haven't won against BSC Young Boys in games played away from home for the previous 8 league games. An awful away record.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 12/05/2019 tells us that BSC Young Boys have won 3 of these & FC Basel 1893 2, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 10 from Young Boys and 9 belonging to Basel. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.17.
Team News: BSC Young Boys
Esteban Petignat (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Sandro Lauper (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Marvin Spielmann (Unknown Injury), Mohamed Camara (Unknown Injury) and Christopher Martins Pereira (Adductor problems) will not be able to play for Young Boys gaffer Gerardo Seoane.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
Basel manager Ciriaco Sforza has to choose a team with limited availability. Valentin Stocker (Ill), Yannick Marchand (Back trouble), Djordje Nikolic (Corona virus), Taulant Xhaka (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Jozef Pukaj (Unknown Injury), Heinz Lindner (Ill), Elis Isufi (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Jasper van der Werff (Corona virus), Silvan Widmer (Corona virus), Luca Zuffi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Afimico Pululu (Unknown Injury) are not able to play.
We’re of the opinion that FC Basel 1893 have it within them to find the net against this BSC Young Boys side, but that isn’t expected to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We reckon that it will be a narrow 2-1 victory for BSC Young Boys after the 90. Should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
BSC Young Boys
Stadium: Stadion Wankdorf (31,120)
Captain: Fabian Lustenberger
Chairman: Hanspeter Kienberger
Manager: Gerardo Seoane
Competitions: Super League position 2, Swiss Cup (Round 3), Europa League (Group A), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Key Player: Jean-Pierre Nsamé
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Jean-Pierre Nsamé was born in Douala, Cameroon. Having made a first senior appearance for Angers SCO in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Super League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 6 appearances.