Basel and Krasnodar measure forces in St. Jakob-Park, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is only a record of 1 direct confrontation in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 22-01-2019, which ended with the victory of Basel by (2‑0). Attention to the home factor, since Basel usually conquers different results at home and abroad.
The home team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. This is a team that curiously conquers more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 30 matches it records 12 wins and 3 losses as a visitor, with 43 goals scored and 16 suffered; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 34 goals scored and 20 suffered. In the last match he played, for the Schweizer Pokal, he won the Meyrin out by (0‑3). In its last 10 home games, Basel records 7 wins and 3 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 24 of the last 26 matches have ended with Over 1.5 goals and 18 out of 26 have ended with Over 2.5 goals. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 6 home games for all competitions: they suffered 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘) and 3 of their 7 between (16′-30’).
Basel comes for this match after a 0-3 victory against Meyrin, in a match for the Swiss Cup. It should be noted that the Swiss reached this stage of European League groups after being eliminated in the Champions League qualifiers by LASK. In this match against Krasnodar, coach Marcel Koller must favor the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks: Kuzmanovic is the great organizer of the offensive process. On the other hand, striker Kemal Ademi is Basel’s top scorer, with 7 goals in 8 official games. All equipment is available for this first day.
The visiting team had direct access to this group stage, so they will play their first game in this edition of the competition. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses as a visitor, with 26 goals scored and 19 suffered; against 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 23 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a home victory with Krylya Sovetov by (4-2). In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Krasnodar won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. There is a tendency to have goals in their away matches, since 24 of the last 28 games they have played have ended with Over 1.5 goals. In 13 games, he suffered the first goal 6 times, but he got the comeback in 2. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 8 away matches for all competitions: he scored 5 of his 13 goals between minutes (76′ ‑ 90 ‘ ); He suffered 5 of his 12 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Krasnodar arrives at this match after a 4-2 victory against Krylya, totaling his second consecutive victory, both counting for the Russian championship. Like Basel, the Krasnodar club was eliminated in the Champions League play-offs by Olympiakos. For playing away from home, coach Murad Musaev should benefit a medium or low block and counterattacks, making the most of his opponent’s back space. The number 9 Ari is one of the great weapons of this team, since it is very strong physically and competent at the time of finishing. For this game, the visiting coach cannot count on Claesson, Cabella and Gazinskiy, all with physical problems.