Basel welcomes LASK
Basel welcomes LASK in a game from the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Let’s examine this clash at the St. Jakob-Park in our predictions football 1×2.
Basel had a very tough opponent in the second qualifying round, when they had to meet the Dutch giant PSV. The Swiss side lost the first leg in Eindhoven with 2-3, but this result kept their chances for the second leg. And they used these chances in their favour. At the St. Jakob-Park Basel achieved a 2-1 win, which was enough to eliminate PSV. Eray Comert and Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored for the home side, while Bruma’s goal for PSV was not enough for Mark van Bommel’s team.
In the Swiss Super League Basel started their season with two wins and one defeat, so they are currently second behind the champion Young Boys. In their last game Marcelo Koller’s boys visited Thun and achieved a difficult 3-2 win. Silvan Widmer, Fabian Frei and Valentin Stocker scored for Basel.
For LASK this is a first game in the Champions League qualifiers for this season. The Austrian side started the new campaign in the Bundesliga with two wins from the first two rounds. In their previous game Valerien Ismael’s players visited Austria Wien and achieved a very dominating 3-0 win. Christian Ramsebner opened the score for the visitors, wile Gernot Trauner and Marko Raguz decided everything in LASK’s favour.
Last season LASK finished second in the Bundesliga, being unable to challenge the champion Red Bull Salzburg. But what the club gained from this position is the chance to fight for a Champions League participance in the group stage.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Champions League qualifying game between Basel and LASK. We believe it’s going to be interesting at the St. Jakob-Park.