Sion has a new trainer, Henchoz, with few experiences, starting in second half of last season with Xamax its career, today hosts are a bit short in defense with Andrè Luis ( def.28+2 1g) gone in summer market and Rafael ( def. 9+1 1g) and Lenjani ( def.23+2 6g third scorer) out. Midf. Grgic ( 18+2 4g) is doubtful, too.
Sion sold in market also striker Djitte ( 3g), while only arrives with a bit of use as starters in last season are Behrami ( 17+2 1g) from Udinese and Ruiz ( def.13+3 with Sochaux).
In preseason friendlies Sion registered a run of five draws, also with teams as PSV and Everton, while Basel suffered one defeat against Stuttgart, winning other four matches, but against teams of lower leagues ( Basel, Nurnberg, Kriens and 1860), often with a big margin.
Odds on away win dropping everywhere.
Anyway, I see guests favorites, they changed not too much, the only sensible loss is def. Suchy ( 17+2 2g). Kuzmanovic ( midf.6+7 1g) is out, while Diè ( midf.9+3 1g) could rest cause his involvement in Africa Cup.
Sion ended the season third from bottom last season, losing all matches played against Basel, this year they have a trainer with no great experience and today with at least two changes in defense respect last season ideal back four, Basel needs to return to win title after two seasons and can start in the best possible way the new season against this opponent.
FC Sion vs Basel betting tips
Basel (Stake: 7)Odds: 1.87 at Pinnacle
Result: 1-4 WON (+6.09 units)