Will FC Basel become the big spoilsport for FC Thun on the home stretch of the season? The fact that this question is quite justified, should be clear at least since last weekend. In the Swiss Cup final, the “Bebbi” prevailed 2: 1 against the Red and White and thus prevented the very first title win in the history of the Bernese Oberland. But that was not all, because if the Baselers were to kidnap three points from the Stockhorn Arena on Wednesday evening as part of the penultimate game day in the Super League, this would shatter the European Cup ambitions of the current fourth.
To what extent the participation in the UEFA Europa League for the team of coach Marc Schneider but is in the realm of possibility, seems currently questionable, because of the past 13 matches in the highest Swiss league, the FCT recorded only a single victory. Consequently, the red-whites continue to feed on the accumulated points from the first half of the season, but will have to outgrow on Wednesday to the FCB in the barriers. The bookmakers estimate the starting position similarly and offer in the encounter Thun vs.. Basel lower odds for a tip on the score victory. Has the newly crowned cup winner recovered from the festivities of the weekend? The answer will be on Wednesday evening from 19:00 clock.
FC Thun may be sorry for you at this stage of the season. Not only did the Schneider-Elf in the Super League last a disappointing performance to the next row, the red-white threatens despite an outstanding first half-series missing the European business. Had the Bernese Oberland after the 21st match still a luscious lead of ten points to the sixth, this cushion has completely dissolved in recent weeks in the air. As fourth in the table they are still in the race for the Europa League participation, but it is currently only the better goal difference, which gives the positive rival against the direct opponents from Lucerne or Zurich. The bottom line must also be noted that between rank three and position eight are only four meters. Accordingly, we expect a record-breaking hitting and stinging for the vacant international places in the last two games. Any slip-up should, at best, be avoided due to the high level of competition, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Just the belief that in the encounter between the form-strong FC Thun and FC Basel a forecast in favor of the hosts will be crowned with success, is missing due to the recent results.
As already mentioned, last year’s winner won in the past 13 Super League games namely only two weeks ago at home against Lugano. In contrast, there are five points and seven defeats in this period. But: In front of their home crowd, the team that has their best goalscorers in Dejan Sorgic (15 goals) was much more consistent on the way. In the Stockhorn Arena, the Red and Whites lost only two of their last 13 matches, but also celebrated only four wins. In this respect, it would make no sense purely from a technical point of view to make a tip on the home win between Thun and FC Basel, although one of the main arguments, which is also directly linked to the football club Thun 1898, naturally speaks for the hosts. On Sunday, the Schneider troupe defeated in the Swiss Cup final namely the “Bebbi” and thus awarded the first chance to a Europa League participation. Likewise, the Bernese Oberlanders involuntarily made sure that the final opponents celebrated the triumph hilariously and therefore probably will not be at 100% on Wednesday. Under these circumstances, coupled with the fact that the Red-Blue is out of the question, we could imagine playing Thun Vs. FC Basel to play the higher odds in favor of the supposed outsider. Captain Hedinger and Miguel Rodrigues have to pass due to injury. Behind Nicola Sutter’s stake is a question mark after he had to be replaced after 26 minutes at the weekend.
FC Basel :
For FC Basel, the season 2018/2019 has yet to come to an end. The “Bebbi”, who in the second year in succession had to give the Young Boys from Bern the lead in terms of championship, were crowned Cup winners this weekend thanks to a 2-1 success against FC Thun for the 13th time in club history omitted this title afterwards. Incidentally, the team of Marcel Koller deserves the highest recognition, because although it is certain in the Super League for some weeks that in the final bill will jump out of second place, the former series champion was actually able to keep the tension up in order to prepare optimally for the most important season game in the cup final.
In the past 20 league games the Red-Blue conceded only two defeats – both against the champion from Bern. This incomprehensible consistency, which even culminated in four wins from the most recent five matches, in which the Koller-Elf always scored at least three goals, is certainly one of the reasons why our commitment to our Thun vs. Volleyball matches is so great. FC Basel forecast definitely should be chosen moderately. The question of whether the second half of the table but beyond the winning cup final motivation on the remaining two match days can be expected to ultimately decide whether the qualitatively higher rated “Bebbi” their favorite role on Wednesday evening in the Bernese Oberland can do justice. Due to the resulting question mark, it may be advisable not to tip the game between Thun and FC Basel and instead prefer an alternative market such as the number of goals scored in the first half. Changes compared to the cup match are not only conceivable, but also extremely likely. Nevertheless, a loss of tension will hardly be possible.