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The Super League meeting at St. Jakob-Park on Saturday will see hosts FC Basel 1893 playing against opponents St Gallen.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for FC Basel 1893 v St Gallen, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
FC Basel 1893
FC Basel 1893 head into this game following on from a 3-3 Super League tied result versus FC Lausanne-Sport.
In that game, FC Basel 1893 managed 62% possession and 17 shots at goal with 8 on target. For FC Basel 1893, the goalscorers were Arthur Cabral (32', 76') and Valentin Stocker (85'). On the other side, FC Lausanne-Sport got 24 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Hicham Mahou (10'), Stjepan Kukuruzović (29') and Nikola Boranijašević (82') scored for FC Lausanne-Sport.
Basel have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Basel have been punished defensively in 5 of them in addition to scoring in 6 of those matches.
Going into this encounter, FC Basel 1893 have left without a victory over St Gallen in their last 2 league games.
St Gallen will go into the match after a 1-0 Super League win versus FC Vaduz in their most recent match.
In that match, St Gallen had 51% possession and 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for St Gallen was Chikwubuike Adamu (26'). On the other side, FC Vaduz had 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
During their 6 latest matches, Peter Zeidler's St Gallen have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times thus earning them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Their prior results show that St Gallen:
- remain undefeated by FC Basel 1893 when having played them away from home in the previous 6 matches in the league. An impressive run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels stretching back to 06/10/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with FC Basel 1893 winning 2 of those games, St Gallen 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A sum of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 of them for Basel and 6 being from Espen. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The last league match between the two was Super League match day 22 on 27/02/2021 which ended up with the score at St Gallen 3-1 FC Basel 1893.
The referee was Sandro Schärer.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
Andrea Padula (Cartilage Damage), Taulant Xhaka (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Raoul Petretta (Unknown Injury), Andrin Hunziker (Unknown Injury) and Jorge (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Basel manager Patrick Rahmen.
Team News: St Gallen
Due to a fully healthy squad available to select from, St Gallen manager Peter Zeidler has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match.
It’s likely that St Gallen will be up against it to find the back of the net against a FC Basel 1893 outfit who will most probably get a big win and also probable clean sheet.
Our tip is for a very comprehensive 3-0 winning scoreline for FC Basel 1893 by the conclusion of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
FC Basel 1893
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park (37,994)
Captain: Valentin Stocker
Chairman: Bernhard Burgener
Manager: Patrick Rahmen
Competitions: Super League position 2, Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Star Man: Valentin Stocker
Customarily playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Valentin Stocker was born in Kriens, Switzerland. After having played his first senior match for FC Basel 1893 in the 2007 - 2008 season, the accomplished Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season so far in 19 appearances.