Basel vs Wolfsburg by 20Legend

Basel did a decent game against Monaco (0-1) in their last game, but their finishing was not good enough in order to challenge them. Basel did pose a very strong team with both of their recent signings Mohamed Elyounoussi (from Molde) and Seydou Doumbia (on loan from Roma) in their starting lineup. However, it was not a surprise that Monaco won the game when looking at the possession of the ball. Basel was only aiming for counter attacks or exploit personal mistakes that were made from Monaco. Although they did not have much of the ball, Basel got invited into the game from the 70th minute, due to lack of concentration from Monaco who changed ten players at halftime. The problem was only the lack of finishing when the chances occurred which made a loss only fair in the end.

Wolfsburg comes from a tough loss against Celtic (2-1) in their last friendly three days ago. It was only their second game in this preseason after they beat PSV on a penalty shootout after getting 1-1 in regular time. The match reports say that Wolfsburg played their best half during the first 45 minutes and especially offensively. They took the lead after 16 minutes, but it suddenly was equal five minutes later.

Wolfsburg defensive performance was not ideal as lack of communication lead to both goals as well. It was also clear that the team was not in-form which is naturally at this stage of the preseason. However, it was not only poor performances to spot as quality could be spotted in between the bad decisions. They used a strong lineup with offensive names like Dost and Didavi from the start.

With another two offensive teams facing each other at this stage in preseason, I expect a game with high intensity here. Both teams showed that they are capable of getting into good chances in their last game, but both teams have some way to go before a new season begins. The whole point of these matches is to get better in each game and both teams should have making more out of their chances as a target for this match. I expect goals in both halves, but with the odds being too low on over 2.5 goals in this game, I believe over 1.5 goals at halftime to be more valuable.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at halftime @2.30 with BetVictor
Result: 0-1 (lost)
 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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  1. pantelija says:

    Watched last game of bazel vs monaco…hundred chaces failed to score so i think its probably safer for Bazel to go over 1.5 this time…remember that game schalke vs lucern when lucern scored 2 min 0-1 and then no goal until halftime .Anyway will be an interesting match GL

  2. Wizardloo says:

    Hello. Great pick from two attacking teams!!! What are your thoughts on Lokomotiv Moscow Vs viktoria Plzen? I’m thinking of going for BTTS on that game?

  3. 20legend says:

    pantelja: I agree with you that Basel can score two goals here, but I am also certain that Wolfsburg will do a better first half compared to what Schalke did agaisnt Luzern. That game should easily have gone over 1.5 goals within the first half, as we saw five goals during the second half. I think the focus for both teams in this match will be to make more of their chances and they definetley have the players to make the goals. I think it will be an open match and therefore a good oppertunity for two goals in the first half.

    Wizardloo: Thanks a lot! That is also an interesting game. Viktoria Plzen is definetley a team involved in a lot of high scoring games which makes your thoughts very logical. This will be Viktoria Plzen’s toughest opponent so far during preseason. Theses teams’ latest two friendly meetings have shown that both teams have qualities up front, but also a bit shaky defense. I would say that both the options BTTS or over 2.5 goals is great options. Nice pick and GL!

  4. Wizardloo says:

    Thanks went for it. I hope it lands!!!

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