Basel vs Sevilla – Europa League.
St Jakob Park, Basel – 10 March, 18:00.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Europa League defending champions and team which managed to win this competition 4 times in last 10 years Sevilla will travel to Switzerland. Their opponents Basel are in great shape currently so this match – up could be described as derby of Last 16 round. Sevilla had awful start this season, got eliminated from UEFA Champions League group stages and were so close to relegation zone in Primera Division. They were awaken just in time to save the season and attempt to defend the title in Europa League. Basel are far from being naive team, which was presented in their duels against St Etienne in previous round. Despite the fact they are playing away from home, odds are still on side of Sevilla to win 11/10, while home victory is currently supported with 11/5. I am expecting very open match and both squads to score at least one goal.
Head manager U.Fischer was under heavy strike of critics after Basel failed to secure another participation in UEFA Champions League, but club board was not wrong to give this expert a chance. Basel are now marching towards the new title in Swiss Super League, led by amazing 32 year old striker M.Janko. After leading Austria to EURO 2016, this striker continued with amazing performances this season as well and scored 13 goals in 16 matches. Another veteran M.Delgado is playmaker of Basel, being key part of the midfield.
Sevilla are having their star player for this season as well. Kevin Gameiro is playing out of his mind for last couple of months and scored 20 goals in all competitions so far. This allowed Sevilla to climb their way up to 5th position but still secretly hoping to end the season on 4th place.
Basel vs Sevilla Betting Tips:
Basel to win 9/4 – Get best odds here.
Both teams to score 7/10 – Get best odds here.
Janko to score first 5/1 – Get best odds here.