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Luzern vs Basel Prediction & Betting tips
In central Switzerland, the people of Lucerne receive FC Basel at 16:00 in the Swissporarena. The two teams met three times this season. Each game decided the Basler for themselves. Especially in the championship they won twice clearly. In the away game the reigning champions turned the game after a 0: 1 deficit to 4: 1. Generally, the Bebbis Lucerne seems to lie. In the last ten games on Lake Lucerne, they took eight wins. Lucerne are currently in sixth place with 31 points after 24 laps. Only one point away from qualifying for the Europa League. An unusually bad season deliver the Basler. In addition to the Champions League they have retired in the Cup and also in the championship, the title seems impossible. In addition, the lead fades to third place, so the Basel have to come to points. In this game, the betting odds are based on a tip on the Basel in the 1.5 area.
The FC Luzern has started relatively strong in the season. In the first eight championship games, the central Swiss conceded only one defeat. This against today’s opponent. Luzern did not have a chance away and lost 1-1 away. After seven rounds, the Luzern were in fourth place. Then the free fall started! By the end of the year, the central Swiss lost virtually every game and crashed to the second-to-last place. Only 20 points earned the team in 19 games. With this bad record, the dismissal of Markus Babbel was the logical consequence. The new guy on the sideline is Gerardo Seoane. Luzern’s own company last looked after the U21 team. Since then much has changed. The Central Swiss play an outstanding second half. No defeat conceded Luzern with Seoane as coach. In the five games, the footballers earned eleven points from the shore of Lake Luzern. Thus Lucerne is in the race for the starting places for the qualification of the Europa League and no longer in the relegation battle. Of course, the home team in today’s game is the outsider, but the upward trend shows that the Luzern can keep up. After all, they left Thun, Lausanne and GC behind.
In November – the worst phase of the Lucerne – they left the Swiss Cup. In the 1/32 Final, the Super League went into the tournament. In this round was directly on a canton Derby. Kriens denies their matches in the third division, so it was also surprising that the match did not receive their first goal until the 70th minute. The hit of Schurpf was synonymous with the progress of the favorite. The next two rounds crossed the Central Swiss sovereign. Only in the quarterfinals was the first opponent from the top league opposite. FC Basel was too strong and sealed the departure.
The Basel experience the worst start to the second half for years. At the end of the first round, only two points separated the Basler from the first place. Since then, the gap has been steadily growing on the leaders from Bern. Currently the Young Boys are 14 points ahead of the master class. However, the Basler have played two games less. Still, it does not look too good for the reigning champion. After all, Basel meets Lausanne and Zurich in the replay games. But even in the case of two wins, the Basel would still have eight points behind. Thus, the Bebbis can no longer be masters by themselves. Only two more direct duels with the Bernese are on, so the Basler can catch up on just one counter.
Also in the Cup showed the team of Raphael Wicky their weaknesses. The reigning cup winner made it through to the semi-finals. In this game, they faced the Young Boys from Bern and lost 0-2, with the Bebbis surprisingly weak in the Stade de Suisse and accordingly deservedly retired. A bright spot in this gloomy time was the match last Wednesday. Although the first leg of the second round was lost 0-4, the Swiss fought in the second leg a victory. With willpower and a noticeable team spirit, the Basler turned the game in Manchester. Thus, the Swiss won as the first team this season at Etihad Stadium. Nevertheless, the Basel eliminated from this year’s Champions League host with a total score of 2: 5. I’m convinced that Lang and his teammates in this game filled the tank with confidence. This will take the Bebbis into the Super League and come to points.
Luzern vs Basel head to head matches
27.01.18 CF Basel Luzern 1 : 0
29.11.17 CUP Basel Luzern 2 : 1
25.11.17 SL Luzern Basel 1 : 4
30.07.17 SL Basel Luzern 3 : 1
28.04.17 SL Luzern Basel 1 : 2