Basel – Vitesse
Basel hosts Vitesse in a match from the 3rd qualifying round of the Europa League. Let’s examine this clash in our vip soccer predictions today.
Basel are in a strong position to reach the playoffs of the Europa League, after winning the first game in Arnhem with 1-0. The only goal in the match was scored in the last seconds, when Basel’s striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel broke Vitesse’s fans hearts with a late strike. This instantly made Basel a favourite before the second game at the St. Jakob-Park.
For Basel it’s pretty much a new feeling to be playing in the Europa League. In most of the cases, Basel participates in the Champions League. The team was winning the title in the Swiss league on a regular basis, but last season their domination was stopped by Young Boys.
Now Basel’s main goal is to return to the top of the Swiss league. But the new season didn’t start in the best way for them. After just four rounds of the Super League being played, Basel are 2nd in the standings and trailing on 5 points behind the champion Young Boys. Basel have two wins, one draw and one loss from the first four matches.
In the Dutch Eredivisie Vitesse started their season in a spectacular way – with a 5-1 win against Groningen at home. This showed us that Vitesse have some firepower, which they could use at the St. Jakob-Park in Basel.
In our vip soccer predictions today we could conclude that it’s still not game over for Vitesse against Basel. For the Dutch team it’s going to be difficult to turn the tie at Swiss ground, but most certainly not impossible. Basel have the advantage, but they have a lot of problems since the last season.