Osijek vs FC Basel Free Betting Tips
Second out of the Europa League in two months for FCB?
⚽️ Match: Osijek vs FC Basel
⚽️ Competition: Europa League qualification
⚽️ Date 17.09.2020
🥅 Insider Tips: Osijek
🔥 Odds: 2.2
🔝 Stake: 5/10 units
The fact that football enjoys a very special social status cannot be ignored. However, the fact that professionals even benefit from an exception rule in these difficult times and are allowed to travel to a country classified by the government as a risk area without subsequently having to go into the quarantine ordered causes many Swiss people to shake their heads.
Specifically, it is about the game between Osijek and FC Basel. According to the odds of the best bookmakers, the third-placed player in the past Super League season is considered a favorite, but various factors make the task extremely difficult for last year’s quarter-finalist. In particular, the fact that the “Bebbi” had virtually no preparation time under the new coach could turn out to be a (negative) X-factor.
Former Bundesliga professional Ciriaco Sforza has been in office at FCB for just two weeks. The first and so far only test game was lost and the players are currently not leaving the impression that they are one hundred percent ready to start the new competitive season. Logically, it would be daring to predict the progress of the Swiss between Osijek and FC Basel.
The home side, however, has big plans and, despite the lack of support from fans who are still not admitted to UEFA competitions, want to take advantage of the home advantage to reach at least the third round of qualification for the first time since 2017. Due to the tight schedule, this second-round duel will also be decided in just 90 minutes plus any extra time and penalty shoot-outs. A surprise doesn’t seem unrealistic.
Osijek – Statistics & current form
Since the UEFA Cup became the UEFA Europa League in 2009, this competition has been held without NK Osijek. In the last four attempts on the international stage, the Croatian club failed early in the qualification. This season everything should be different. The Slavons want to benefit from the peculiarity that until the playoffs the matches will not be decided in the return leg, but only in one match.
Accordingly, it only takes two wins to reach the final qualifying round and to dream of participating in the Europa League for the first time. The opening hurdle is tough for coach Nenad Bjelica’s team. At home, the fourth-placed player from the past season will have to deal with the quarter-finalists from last year, FC Basel.
Osijek has all hopes for new coach Bjelica
The fact that the white-blue team still calculate their chances of progressing is primarily due to the coach, whose commitment at the beginning of September caused a lot of cheers among the supporters. No wonder, because the former Lautern professional was born in Osijek and also has a player history in the fourth largest city in the country. The 49-year-old last worked as a coach at Dinamo Zagreb and led the industry leader to two championships and a trophy.
His debut in Osijek last weekend could hardly have gone better. After a disastrous start to the season with only one point from three games, which cost Kulusevic the job, the team celebrated a 3-0 victory at Bjelica’s premiere in the home game against Rijeka.
Due to the newly gained self-confidence, the changed game idea, and the euphoria that has arisen, we attest the tip on the host for the qualifying match between Osijek and Basel as extremely attractive.
Probable formation of Osijek:
➥ Ivusic – Talys, Majstorovic, Skoric, Igor Silva – Zaper, Jugovic – Bockaj, Kleinheisler, Grezda – Mierez
Last matches from Osijek:
⚽️ 09/12 2020 Osijek 3 – 0 Rijeka
⚽️ 08/30 2020 Dinamo Zagreb 4 – 1 Osijek
⚽️ 08/23 2020 Osijek 1 – 2 Hajduk Split
⚽️ 08/15 2020 Osijek 0 – 0 Slaven
⚽️ 07/25 2020 Osijek 1 – 2 NK Lokomotiv
FC Basel – Statistics & current form
A good month ago, FC Basel fought against Shakhtar Donetsk at the Europa League final tournament 2019/2020 in North Rhine-Westphalia for the semi-finals. Four weeks later, the “Bebbi” have to start again from scratch. It feels like the Red-Blue start even further down, because as third-placed in the past Super League season, the adventure of the European Cup 2020/21 begins in the second qualifying round.
While many well-known clubs meet alleged football dwarfs and can therefore take a relaxed gallop, the former series champion will be challenged from minute one. Before the duel Osijek against FC Basel, the odds predict an exciting course and a fairly open match.
Basel without much preparation in the do-or-die game
The implied role of favorites is primarily due to the successes of the past and the general quality advantage. If the current condition and the latest impressions are up, you would find it extremely difficult to align your prediction between Osijek and FC Basel with the guest.
- “If he starts the season with two defeats, then everything is already in question again. He doesn’t have three to four weeks to try things out. ” – Basel legend Erni Maissen
But that is not surprising, since the “Bebbi” lost the cup final against Bern two weeks ago under the old coach Marcel Koller and proper preparation has not yet been possible.
Successor Ciriaco Sforza only had a good 14 days to convey his ideas about football to a team that was tired on the whole and had virtually no break due to the Europa League and Cup fixtures. This does not seem to have worked, because, in the only test match to date against the German third division Saarbrücken, the red-blue team got under the wheels 1: 5. Will the dream of another deep run in the Europa League burst on Thursday evening in Croatia?
Probable formation of FC Basel:
➥ Nikolic – Petretta, Alderete, van der Werff, Widmer – Marchand (Xhaka), Frei – Pululu, Stocker – Ademi, Oberlin
Last matches from FC Basel:
Club friendship games
⚽️ 09/11 2020 FC Basel 1893 1 – 5 Saarbrücken
⚽️ 08/30 2020 FC Basel 1893 1 – 2 BSC Young Boys
⚽️ 08/25 2020 FC Basel 1893 6 – 1 FC Winterthur
Europa League Final Stage
⚽️ 08/11 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk 4 – 1 FC Basel 1893
⚽️ 08/06 2020 FC Basel 1893 1 – 0 Eintracht Frankfurt
Osijek vs FC Basel – Direct comparison / H2H comparison
The two clubs have never faced each other in a competitive match. For the Swiss, it is only the second duel against a Croatian representative in the European Cup. The direct comparison is therefore not of great help for the match on Thursday.
Osijek vs FC Basel – betting odds in comparison
🥅 Insider Tips: Osijek
🔥 Odds: 2.75
🥅 Insider Tips: Draw
🔥 Odds: 3.2
🥅 Insider Tips: FC Basel
🔥 Odds: 2.45
Osijek vs FC Basel Free Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
One of the most interesting games of the second qualifying round for the UEFA Europa League will take place in Croatia on Wednesday evening. Osijek meets FC Basel. The betting odds are currently pointing towards the guests from Switzerland, but the “Bebbi” expects a complicated challenge for various reasons.
On the one hand, there is currently a kind of optimism among the hosts. With Nenad Bjelica, a nationally highly decorated coach was signed, who was also born in Osijek. The debut under his direction was won 3-0 at home against Rijeka, even though the previous fourth player had only one point on the credit side from three games.
Key facts – Osijek vs FC Basel tips
🔥 At Osijek, there is a spirit of optimism after coach Bjelica has signed on
🔥 Basel has been through hacked and complicated preparation
🔥 There is no second leg – the decision will be made on Thursday
On the other hand, a larger question mark must be placed behind the shape of the red-blue. New coach Sforza has barely had time to convey his signature to the team. Due to the late dates of the cup final and the Europa League tournament, the preparation is very difficult. Besides, the only test match against the German third division team Saarbrücken was lost 5-1.