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Basel vs Lugano Prediction & Betting tips
For many years, FC Basel and the Young Boys from Bern have had exciting duels for the Swiss championship. This season, the two teams separate eight points three games before the end. Everything points to the fact that the men from the federal capital can defend their title, thanks also to the FCB shooter, who outclassed the toughest YBB pursuer Sankt Gallen 5-0 during the week.
For the team of coach Marcel Koller, the final sprint is no longer about the title, but about conquering second place. For this endeavor, nine points should at best jump out on the next three match days. On Sunday between FC Basel and Lugano, the chances of a successful forecast for the host are very good.
We even lean a little further out of the window and can imagine that the favorite, provided it ties in with the latest performance, will achieve a sovereign success with at least two goals ahead. This is supported by the fact that the Basel team won all four home games after the restart, while Lugano has been waiting for a threesome abroad since November 2019.
Before the match between FC Basel and Lugano, the odds of a handicap victory for the Koller eleven should therefore be kept in mind as well as an alternative tip for the start-finish victory of the third in the table.
FC Basel :
What the “Bebbi” is able to do at the top became clear once more during the week. In second-placed St. Gallen, FCB won 5-0 after an extremely strong performance and stalked again to the Espen to three points. Second place is therefore possible again, especially if Marcel Koller’s team continues to play as before.
The Reds and Blues scored ten points from the last four games and beat the leaders Young Boys Bern 3-2 among other things. In total, 14 goals were scored in the mentioned period, more than three goals per match on average. The resulting self-confidence is one of the main reasons why there is definitely a tip for home victory between FC Basel and Lugano.
Another argument for a “Bebbi” home win is the regained home strength. After the restart, all four games could be won in their own stadium. In three out of four cases, a handicap bet (-1.5) would have paid off in favor of the FCB. The goal difference of 11: 2 in the four home games mentioned underlines the thesis that the Europa League round of 16 in St. Jakob Park is currently hard to beat.
Because the red-blue team smelled a fuse in the race for the runner-up championship, we assume that the previous subscription champion, which is clearly better qualified, will continue the positive trend of the past week and take the third win in the fourth season duel with Lugano.
Coach Koller is only slightly worried about the somewhat tense personnel situation. Riveros, Petretta, Zuffi, Bunjaku and Oberlin are injured. Widmer is missing due to a ban. The controversial coach must therefore convert his winning team on Wednesday in at least one position.
FC Lugano have lost five times in a row in the Super League. However, because only one victory was won and the other four matches ended in a draw, the train to Europe almost left. It is very unlikely that the seventh-placed will catch up six points in fourth position with three games still outstanding and will also leave fifth or sixth behind.
Nevertheless, the people of Ticino have to be careful not to slip into the relegation vortex with a lead of eight points, but one more game, although the concern here is primarily theoretical and arithmetical.
It seems more realistic, however, that the black-and-whites, who famously took third place last year, are crossing the finish line in the gray midfield this season. As a result, a first small question mark must be placed behind the FCL’s willingness, despite the relative lack of sporting significance, to get everything out again.
There are further doubts due to the proven weakness abroad. In fact, the last away win was on November 24, 2019. Eight games followed in opposing stadiums, four of which were lost and the other four ended in a tie. Only in three of 16 guest appearances did the Jacobacci team go clean. In this respect, it is only logical that a tip on the host between FC Basel and Lugano is our first option.
Custodio, Gerndt, Janga, Bottani, Rodriguez and Pavlovic are all not available, which in no way makes the endeavor on Sunday easier.
Basel vs Lugano head to head matches
01.07.20 SL Lugano Basel 2 : 1
10.11.19 SL Lugano Basel 0 : 3
01.09.19 SL Basel Lugano 2 : 1
07.04.19 SL Basel Lugano 1 : 1
10.03.19 SL Lugano Basel 1 : 1