The Super League game at St. Jakob-Park on Sunday sees home team FC Basel 1893 welcome FC Vaduz.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Basel 1893 v FC Vaduz can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
FC Basel 1893
FC Basel 1893 are hoping to win again following the 1-2 Europa League Qualifiers victory versus NK Osijek.
Ciriaco Sforza's FC Basel 1893 have hit the target 11 times over their past six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures amounts to 8.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Hibernians in Europa League Qualifiers competition, FC Vaduz will be hoping to turn things around here.
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games involving FC Vaduz has become apparent recently. Checking on their last 6 meetings reveals that it’s happened 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal tally of 12 and Residenzler have scored 7. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern might be replicated here in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 21/02/2016 shows us that FC Basel 1893 have won 3 of these and FC Vaduz 0, with the tally of draws standing at 3.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 24 overall which averages out at 4 goals per match.
The last league game featuring these clubs was Super League match day 29 on 22/04/2017 when it ended FC Basel 1893 2-2 FC Vaduz.
The match was refereed by Adrien Jaccottet.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the lone fitness concern for the FC Basel 1893 gaffer Ciriaco Sforza to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Luca Zuffi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
In all likelihood, Basel will probably use a 4-2-3-1 system this time, beginning the first half with Andres Fernandez, Javi Galán, Pablo Insua, Jorge Pulido, Pablo Maffeo, Pedro Mosquera, Mikel Rico, David Ferreiro Quiroga, Juan Carlos Real, Rafael Mir and Shinji Okazaki.
Team News: FC Vaduz
Due to a mostly available squad, there’s only the one fitness problem for the FC Vaduz boss Mario Frick to contend with. Milan Gajic (Thigh muscle rupture) misses out for this game.
There’s a good chance that Residenzler might elect for a 4-2-3-1 system using David Gil, Isaac Carcelen Valencia, Cala, Marcos Mauro, Alfonso Espino, José Mari, Augusto Matias Fernandez, Salvi Sánchez, Álex Fernández, Alberto Perea and Alvaro Negredo.
In this game, FC Basel 1893 will most probably be able to create a good number of chances & successful shots on target.
In contrast, FC Vaduz won’t find it easy getting on the scoresheet but we do think that it’s more than likely that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We reckon that it will be a controlled 3-1 victory for FC Basel 1893 when all’s said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
FC Basel 1893
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park (37,994)
Captain: Valentin Stocker
Chairman: Bernhard Burgener
Manager: Ciriaco Sforza
Competitions: Europa League Qual. (Second Round)