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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel Prediction & Betting tips
The Veltins Arena on Schalke will be the venue for top European football next Tuesday. It’s just stupid that the Gelsenkirchen Bundesliga club has to watch the quarter-finals in the Europa League in front of the screens, as do all the fans of Schachtjor Donetsk and FC Basel. At least the TV ratings will be correct accordingly.
The season so far in international business can already be considered a success for both clubs. Few experts would have believed in advance that the reigning Ukrainian title holder or the former Swiss series champion could run such a deep run in the European Cup. Thanks to the victories against VfL Wolfsburg and Eintracht Frankfurt, the round of the last eight is now in front of the chest.
In our opinion, what should definitely be taken into account in a suitable chakjor Donetsk against FC Basel forecast is the fact that the guests from the Alpine republic are still full of juice and actually didn’t have a long break to possibly get out of the rhythm .
But the Eastern Europeans have extremely good memories of the Schalke football temple, because Schachtjor was able to make the most recent two guest appearances in the Ruhr area victorious against the Royal Blues. The Orange-Blacks also won the only quarter-finals to date in the follow-up competition to the UEFA Cup.
In 2009 Shakhtar Donetsk celebrated the greatest success in the club’s history so far. The Ukrainians sensationally prevailed against Werder Bremen in Istanbul and were crowned UEFA Cup winners. Only two seasons later, the orange-blacks even reached the quarter-finals of the premier class and once again lived up to their reputation as a favorite scare on the international stage.
The relationship between the Europa League and the figurehead of Ukrainian football has not yet been a big love story. Only in 2016 did Donetsk reach the round of the last eight and, thanks to two wins against Braga, even made it to the semi-finals. The team, peppered with numerous South Americans, wants to make it to the semifinals in the current season. According to the odds, the chances are not bad at all before the duel Schakhtar Donetsk against FC Basel.
Despite the undoubtedly existing quality in the Eastern European squad, it should not be neglected that the last league game was already over three weeks ago and Schachtjor then only lost the cup final against Dynamo Kiev (1: 2) and against VfL Wolfsburg to a 3 : 0 struggled. You read that right, because all three goals in the alleged sovereign success against Lower Saxony came in stoppage time.
From this point of view it is extremely difficult to assess the shape of the Ukrainians at the moment. First and foremost, we lack the pro-arguments to give a tip on the first-named team between Shakhtar Donetsk and FC Basel, especially since the prices move in a segment that promises little or no value. With the exception of the blocked Khocholava, all actors are available.
FC Basel :
In the Swiss Super League, FC Basel did worse in the recently ended season than it has done in a long time. Third place in the final bill was a big disappointment, especially since neither the champions from Bern nor the surprise team from St. Gallen would have been unbeatable. The bottom line was that the “Bebbi” simply lacked the necessary consistency.
These in turn showed the red-blue in the Europa League, where no less than eight of the ten matches have so far been victorious. Only in Krasnodar and at Trabzonspor it was a defeat or a draw. The four knockout matches, however, were all won and always without conceding a goal.
In particular, the two successes against last year’s semi-finalist Eintracht Frankfurt underpinned the thesis that the Swiss are extremely serene on the European stage. A high level of effectiveness on the offensive paired with a stable compactness on the defensive makes Marcel Koller’s team a very uncomfortable opponent on Tuesday evening.
If FCB can call up the performances from the Frankfurt games again, we consider it anything but unrealistic that the prognosis of the supposed underdog between Schachtjor Donezk and FC Basel will pay off. The “Bebbi” don’t have much to lose anymore and the fact that they are still used to the three-day rhythm could play into their cards. In terms of personnel, Koller has to do without regular keepers Omlin, Zuffi, Ramires and the suspended Cömert.
Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel head to head matches
09.07.15 CF Basel Shakhtar Donetsk 1 : 3
26.06.10 CF Basel Shakhtar Donetsk 1 : 0
08.07.09 UC Basel Shakhtar Donetsk 0 : 3
26.11.08 CL Shakhtar Donetsk Basel 5 : 0
16.09.08 CL Basel Shakhtar Donetsk 1 : 2