SION VS BASEL PREVIEW & PREDICTION
For many football experts in Switzerland, the champion is already determined. The Bernese Young Boys impressed in this season and are currently with 69 points at the top of the table. The current champion is the first pursuer but the gap is already eleven. In the remaining six rounds, the Basler will need a win in every game to make the impossible possible. After all, the Basler won the last four games. The situation in Valais is different. FC Sion is struggling for survival this season. Only the ninth place occupy the Walliser after 30 rounds played. Since Lausanne have a worse goal difference, the Vaud countries currently occupy the last place. In addition to these two teams, Grasshoppers, FC Thun and FC Lugano are also in danger of relegation. Whether the FC Sion in the game against the Basler earns important points, is questionable. After all, the Wallis also conceded against Lugano FC last Wednesday, a home defeat. We decided for the tip that there is still a draw at halftime and receive the highest odds of 1.72.
For the Valais it’s all about the last six rounds. Currently they are in ninth place and have 31 points in their account. FC Lausanne have also scored 31 points, but occupy the tenth place due to the poorer goal difference. By the yield of seven points from the last five games of FC Sion managed the leap to ninth place. The victory in the relegation duel against FC Thun ushered in the turn. The Wallis won at home against the Bernese Oberland with 7: 2! In the local Stade de Tourbillon the Sion people are extremely strong lately. From the last five home games, they took eight points. Last Wednesday, the Wallis conceded against Lugano a defeat. Due to the performance, FC Sion would have earned at least one point, but Goalie Fickentscher made a mistake on the counterattack. This cost the Sioner important points in the relegation battle. The rest of the Valais program has it all. In the next four games, they are dueling with FC Basel, the Grasshoppers, FC Zurich and the Young Boys. Only the last two games they play against weaker opponents. This means that the Wallis have to earn points against the top teams in Switzerland. Whether this venture already succeeds against FC Basel, is questionable. After all, they secured in the last home game against the Bebbis a point.
Four points from five games – FC Basel started this year in 2018. Even before the winter break, the gap to the Bernese Young Boys was two points. This distance increased constantly. Currently, the Bernese have eleven points advantage. After the draw in the direct duel shortened the Basler not. Mathematically everything is still possible, also meet the Bebbis in the remaining six games again on the Bernese. Due to the increase in performance in recent weeks, the FCB distanced themselves from FC St. Gallen. Until a few laps ago, it would have been possible for the Basler to slip into third place. Currently, they have expanded the lead back to 13 points. Nevertheless, it seems that FC Basel for the first time since 2008/09 does not include a title. After all, the red and blue are also eliminated in the Cup. Until the semi-finals, they skipped every round. The semi-final match took place at the beginning of the second half – in the worst phase of the championship. The Bernese Young Boys convinced against it and secured themselves thanks to a 2-0 entry into the final. After many years of abstinence, this game will take place again in the federal capital. Thus, the Berner home advantage and especially the artificial turf will give the Bernern an advantage.
In addition to the Cup, Basel has gambled away the Champions League. In the knockout round of the premier class, Manchester City faced an oversized opponent. As expected, the Swiss were eliminated by the Citizens. Although the Basler kept away and even won, the mortgage from the first leg was too big.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.61