Basel vs Salzburg by Goleador
In this match to teams with the quality to play in Champions League will face each other in the round of last sixteen.
After the out in Uefa CL Basel now plays in Euro League. In the last games there vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv the team just played 0-0 in their away game. At home the team won a challenging game with 3-0. The result maybe was a bit too high, Basel scored the goals in this game. In the domestic league, where Basel leads with 5 points advantage. But the last three games they just played draw three times. Especially the last two times (2-2 vs. FC Thun and 1-1 vs. St Gallen) the performance isn´t reflected by the result. In Thun last had a two goals lead and gave it away by conceding the late goals. In the last home game Basel dominated the game, scored the first goal in minute 78, but conceded the equalising goal in 84th minute. The next day article with titles like "Decisive game but uninspired" described the performance of Basel. But not only the shown inefficiency and their lack of ideas is a big problem for the EL game vs. Salzburg. In the game two important starters injured: Serey Die (11/0) and Marco Streller (19/10). Both are questionable on Thursday. But Basel has many other abscences: Voser (23/1), Ivanov (11/0), Schär (15/3), Diaz (12/2), Xhaka (19/2), Safari (14/0), Adili (1/0). Calla (4/1) is not available to play in Euroleague.
Salzburg plays excellent football these days. The team plays a kind of offensive pressing nobody can compete with in Austrian Bundesliga and until now also in Europa league. Sometimes statistics don´t say a lot, but this statistics are just impressive: In Euroleague 10-0-0 with 28:4, 6-0-0 with 30:7 in Austrian Bundesliga since Winter break. Salzburg dominated every of the last games and maybe somebody thinks the last game, a 3-1 win vs Ried, isn´t that high or impressive. Salzburg rested some players in this game and only played at full power in first half, where they scored three goals. Two starters are injured at Salzburg: Alan (21/21), Ulmer (23/1). Ulmer will be replaced by Svento, who showed good performances in the last games and now also is in good form. With Alan missing a very important players is abcent, but Soriano is also in excellent form, and I think Coach Roger Schmidt will play with Mane and Kampl as Wingers and Soriano as only striker or Alan simply will be replaced by Zulj.
For me in this a game the streak of Salzburg will continue and the odds are very nice for this situation. They can defeat every team in EL I think, and if Streller and Die are really missing at Thursday game it will be very difficult to score even a goal for Basel.
MY PICK: 6 UNITS ON SALZBURG WIN: 2.38 (Ladbrokes)
2 UNITS ON SALZBURG EH -1: 4.33 (Ladbrokes)
|Salzburg||Ladbrokes||2.38||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.