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Basel vs Sion Prediction & Betting tips
On 25 May 2017, the two teams met in the Stade de Genève in the Cup final. The Valais are considered Cup specialists, after all, they participated in 13 finals and won each of these games! This series tore against the Basler. In the second half, the champion turned on and won the final 3-0. Thus, they secured the double in the previous year. Things are very different for both teams this season.
The Basel have lost the connection to the top and in the cup they are already eliminated. Even more precarious is the situation of the Valais. In the Cup, the Sittener already in the 1/16 finals against a fourth division sails and in the championship Sion fights for the league. The two teams have faced each other twice this season. The game in Valais ended in a draw. Things were different in the match in Basel – the Bebbi won 5: 1. Therefore, it is not surprising that the betting odds are based on a victory of the Basler in the 1.3 range. Since these odds are too deep for me, I recommend a hint that Sion gets an unexpected point.
Four points from five games – FC Basel started this year in 2018. Even before the winter break, the gap to the Bernese Young Boys was two points. This distance increased constantly. Currently, the Bernese have 16 points ahead, but the reigning champions has denied a game less. The game in the local Joggeli against FC Zurich was postponed because of a power outage. Thus, these points are not budgeted on safe – the Zurich are in fourth place – and even in the case of a victory, the residue would still be 13 points. While eleven rounds are still to play two direct duels between YBB and FCB are pending. It seems that FC Basel will not win a title for the first time since 2008/09.
The Red-Blue are also eliminated in the cup. Until the semifinals, they more or less easily overcome any hurdle. The semifinals took place in the worst phase of the Master. Accordingly, the Basler appeared abroad in Bern. Without any problems, the Young Boys of Berne won the match 2-0 and deservedly entered the final, which also takes place in Bern.
In addition to the Cup, Basel has gambled away the Champions League. In the knockout round of the premier class stood against Manchester City an oversized counterparty. Against the Citizens the Swiss divorced deservedly. Although the Basler were able to stay away and even win, the 4-0 mortgage from the first leg was too big for a catch-up. In the championship, the Basler are mathematically still in the title race, but should focus the Bebbi rather on the defense of second place. After all, the St. Gallen closed up to three points. If the Basel would also give this place, they would be eligible in the next season only for the participation of the Europa League. Whether the former Sion player Wicky his Basel troupe optimally prepared for this game, may be doubted. Especially the offensive department must regain their self-confidence as soon as possible.
The Valais are going through difficult weeks. The last games of the first round Sion has lost almost all. With that, the mores maneuvered themselves into the table cellar. By the 21st lap, Sion was seven points behind ninth. During this time, President Christian Constantin called out the state of emergency. Publicly he commented on a possible descent and the resulting consequences. The changes and threats of the Sioner’s quick-tempered owner seemed to be working. In the six rounds, the Wallis won seven points. Maurizio Jacobacci has been coaching the team since then. The question is how long he will stand on the sidelines. Constantin dismisses his coach much faster than other club presidents. Therefore, it is not surprising that seven coaches were employed in Valais in the last three years. With the victory in the direct duel last weekend against Thun, the Sionern fought on the ninth place. Nevertheless, everything remains open in the relegation battle. After all, the weakest three teams separate only two points.
Also in the cup Sion has embarrassed himself. Against Lausanne Ouchy – a team from the fourth league – the Wallis lost the 1/16 finals. Because of this defeat in September, the Cup competition for the Cup Winners of 2015 ended prematurely. In the 81st minute Ndongo equalized the game for the outsider. Shortly before the end of extra time, the Vaud countries secured the victory and qualified for the second round. In this game, the underdog failed but later on the finalist Zurich.
Basel vs Sion head to head matches
18.11.17 SL Basel Sion 5 : 1
27.08.17 SL Sion Basel 1 : 1
25.05.17 CUP Basel Sion 3 : 0
18.05.17 SL Basel Sion 2 : 2
12.03.17 SL Sion Basel 0 : 1