Basel hosts Apollon
Basel hosts Apollon in a match from the Europa League playoffs. Let’s take a look at this clash at the St. Jakob-Park in the city of Basel in our vip soccer predictions today.
Basel didn’t have any problems in the previous round of the Europa League qualifiers. The Swiss team managed to eliminate the Dutch Vitesse, doing it with two consecutive wins with 1-0. Ricky van Wolfswinkel scored the only goal on Dutch soil, while Albian Ajeti scored the only goal in the second leg in Basel.
Meanwhile in the Swiss Super League Basel is trailing on 5 points behind the champion and leader Young Boys after the first four rounds. Marcelo Koller’s team have a record of two wins, one draw and one loss since the beginning of the season, being unable to start in the most convincing way possible. In the last round Basel enjoyed a win though, beating Sion with 3-2 at home. Albian Ajeti, Fabian Frei and and an own goal from Andre Luis allowed Basel to win this one.
Apollon reached the playoffs of Europa League after eliminating Dinamo Brest in the previous round. The Cypriots suffered a 0-1 defeat in the second leg, but they won the first one with 4-0, which guaranteed them a place in the playoffs.
We can say that Apollon are lacking a match practice a little bit, because the league in Cyprus begins this week. This was not a problem for the team so far, but against a side with the quality of Basel this could be one.
These are our vip soccer predictions today for the Europa League playoff between Basel and Apollon. We believe that the Swiss team is a major favourite here, but Apollon also have their chances to cause an upset.