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Osijek vs Basel Prediction

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September 17

19:45

1 : 2
Basel

Osijek

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Another potential mismatch awaits from the Europa League's qualifying rounds on Thursday, when Croatian side NK Osijek entertain Swiss giants Basel.

Both sides enter this season's competition simultaneously, in R2 of a possible four before the group stages are confirmed next month. The hosts lost at this stage last season, with a heartbreaking defeat by CSKA Sofia on penalties.

Basel by contrast, were playing in the shortened knockout rounds just last month. They were comprehensively swept aside 4-1 by Shakthar Donetsk in the quarter-finals, but have proven their blossoming European pedigree in recent seasons.

Osijek face a tough test. Can they deliver a result and progress into the next qualifying round, or will it be plain sailing for the visitors? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Osijek vs Basel Betting Tips

It hasn't been a welcome return to action for Thursday's visitors. After a two-week break between their Europa League exertions and Swiss Cup duties, they've appointed a new head coach in Ciriaco Sforza.

Marcel Koller was not offered a contract extension after their abrupt Europa League departure and although he managed their two rescheduled cup fixtures, left late last month.

They lost to Young Boys in the Schweizer Cup final, as Marvin Spielmann's 89th-minute winner stung a side who scored first but were punished for failing to kill off the game.

Their return? A whopping 5-1 friendly defeat by German third-tier side Saarbrucken, who famously got to last year's DFB-Pokal semi-finals before losing to Bayer Leverkusen. With those results in mind, perhaps Osijek should fancy their chances here?

After all, Basel suddenly find themselves a team in transition with a new head coach and philosophy he wants to implement, right? First-choice goalkeeper Jonas Omlin joined Montpellier in a £5.4m deal last month, while they've only made two summer acquisitions so far. How will they line up here?

Osijek vs Basel Correct Score Predictions

Although Basel are undergoing changes and haven't been good enough in recent months, defeat here would be disastrous. I'm backing them to win a hard-fought away battle.

Last matches

Osijek

17-09-2020

1 - 2 Basel

L
12-09-2020

3 - 0 Rijeka

W
30-08-2020

4 - 1 Dinamo Zagreb

L
23-08-2020

1 - 2 Hajduk Split

L
15-08-2020

0 - 0 Slaven Koprivnica

D
08-08-2020

2 - 0 Zalaegerszegi TE

L
05-08-2020

1 - 1

D
25-07-2020

1 - 2 Lokomotiva Zagreb

L
18-07-2020

1 - 0

L
11-07-2020

2 - 0 Istra 1961

W

Basel

W

- Osijek

17-09-2020
L

-

11-09-2020
L

- Young Boys

30-08-2020
W

-

25-08-2020
L

- Shakhtar Donetsk

11-08-2020
W

- Eintracht Frankfurt

06-08-2020
D

- Luzern

03-08-2020
D

- Thun

31-07-2020
D

- Lugano

26-07-2020
W

- St. Gallen

22-07-2020
Osijek vs Basel Head-to-Head (H2H)
17-09-2020

Osijek

1
2

Basel

Osijek
vs
Basel
Predicted Lineup
Osijek vs Basel Predicted Lineup

Ivusic

Silva

Skoric

Majstorovic

Talys

Jugovic

Zaper

Kleinheisler

Grezda

Erceg

Bockaj

Nikolic

Widmer

van der Werff

Alderete

Petretta

Marchand

Frei

van Wolfswinkel

Stocker

Ademi

Pululu

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-2 vs Basel (H)

L

3-0 vs Rijeka (H)

W

1-4 vs Dinamo Zagreb (A)

L

1-2 vs Hajduk Split (H)

L

0-0 vs Slaven Koprivnica (H)

D

0-2 vs Zalaegerszegi TE (A)

L

1-1 vs (A)

D

1-2 vs Lokomotiva Zagreb (H)

L

0-1 vs (A)

L

2-0 vs Istra 1961 (H)

W
W

2-1 vs Osijek (A)

L

1-5 vs (H)

L

1-2 vs Young Boys (H)

W

6-1 vs (H)

L

1-4 vs Shakhtar Donetsk (A)

W

1-0 vs Eintracht Frankfurt (H)

D

0-0 vs Luzern (H)

D

0-0 vs Thun (A)

D

4-4 vs Lugano (H)

W

5-0 vs St. Gallen (A)

10

Goals Scored

21

5

Over 2.5 Goals

7

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-2 vs Basel (H)

L

3-0 vs Rijeka (H)

W

1-2 vs Hajduk Split (H)

L

0-0 vs Slaven Koprivnica (H)

D

1-2 vs Lokomotiva Zagreb (H)

L

2-0 vs Istra 1961 (H)

W
L

1-5 vs (H)

L

1-2 vs Young Boys (H)

W

6-1 vs (H)

W

1-0 vs Eintracht Frankfurt (H)

D

0-0 vs Luzern (H)

D

4-4 vs Lugano (H)

8

Goals Scored

13

4

Over 2.5 Goals

4

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-4 vs Dinamo Zagreb (A)

L

0-2 vs Zalaegerszegi TE (A)

L

1-1 vs (A)

D

0-1 vs (A)

L
W

2-1 vs Osijek (A)

L

1-4 vs Shakhtar Donetsk (A)

D

0-0 vs Thun (A)

W

5-0 vs St. Gallen (A)

2

Goals Scored

8

1

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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