Vitesse – Basel Prediction & Picks (09.08.2018)


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Vitesse and Basel meet at GelreDome, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round). This will be the first direct confrontation between these two teams, as they have never faced each other before. Attention to the house factor, since the Vitesse usually conquers different results at home and abroad.


The home team reaches this stage of the UEFA Europa League (3rd Qualifying Round) after a home win by (3-1) and a draw away by (2-2) with Viitorul. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 27 goals scored and 29 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 16 suffered. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Vitesse has won 7, tied 1 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored with regularity, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 21 of the last 24 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals.

The Vitesse team reached this stage of the Europa League after beating Viitorul, winning the second leg 3-1, after a 2-2 draw away from home. In this first match against Basel, coach Leonid Slutski must play in 4-3-3, with Matavz being the most offensive reference of the home team. The end Bryan Linssen is the great highlight of Vitesse, owning high technical and tactical quality. One of the strengths of the Dutch team is in the finalization. For this game the local coach can count on all the players.


The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses at their stadium, with 33 goals scored and 26 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Grasshopper by (4-2). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Basel won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for the opponent, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.

Basel started for this game with a victory against Grasshopper, 4-2, in a match for the Swiss Championship. We emphasize that Basel reaches this stage of the Europa League after losing to PAOK in the Champions League. In this first game against Vitesse, a team a little lower, coach Marcel Koller must play in 4-4-2, privileging the possession of the ball and the attacks organized by the flanks: Oberlin is one of the most dangerous players of the team . In doubt for this game remain Petretta, Xhaka and Kuzmanovic.

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