On Jakob-Park, the Swiss from Basel play their qualification in the UEL quarters receiving the visit of Eintracht Frankfurt from 22:00.
It seems that the season in Switzerland resumed at the end of June and ended just 3 days ago.
Basel did not manage to bring the title back to the club’s window this year either, finishing the season only on the 3rd place with 62 points, being still a big difference between her and Young Boys.
Koller’s team comes after 3 draws, and in the last two there was a slight fear of injuries for Basel, playing very cautiously, hence the 0-0 results with Thun and Luzern.
However, at home, we know the offensive strength of Stocker & Co who have scored since the return of the pandemic no less than 15 goals in their own arena in 6 games.
Only Ramires and Zuffi will miss tonight’s game.
The Austrian Hutter on the bench of Frankfurt failed to achieve what he set out to do before the restart of the season: qualifying for the UEL groups.
Thus, Eintracht was satisfied only with the 9th place, being still quite far as a team of European cups in the Bundesliga.
Although the ambition spoke for itself in many moments, the quality of the band mattered as much, and Frankfurt suffered a lot in this regard.
Many injuries, many reintegrated players where many problems appeared, both at the end and especially in defense.
The return after a month seems the hardest mission for Frankfurt who recently played a friendly against Monaco, ending with the score of 1-1.
After another break, it seems that Hutter managed to have the entire team at his disposal for the match in Basel.
⚽️Basel vs Frankfurt teams likely
▪️Basel (4-2-3-1): Nikolic – Widmer, Comert, Alderete, Riveros – Xhaka, Frei – Stocker, Campo, Ademi – Cabral
▪️Frankfurt (3-4-3): Trapp – N’Dicka, Abraham, Hinteregger – Da Costa, Hasebe, Ilsanker, Kostic – Kamada, Silva, Dost
Football Prediction of the Day Basel vs Frankfurt
When we talk about a German-Swiss duel, we should also link the word “show”, and I think of one for this game from the eighth where we should see a lot of success.
Basel remained in the championship, and this will certainly count enormously in the economy of the qualification, the players having standing matches and an excellent morale before the match.
The Swiss are aware, however, that they have to score in order to take a serious qualification option.
Frankfurt comes to Basel to realize the miracle, although it will be very difficult for him, Hutter’s team is aware of the quality he has in attack and will bet entirely on it.
I don’t think that Basel will remain on the defensive, nor do I think that Frankfurt will gradually increase the pace of the game, and with such considerations, the stake of over 2.5 goals for this match seems the best solution.
Prediction Today: Over 2.5 goals