Basel vs Linz Match Info
Match date: 7th August 2019
Kick-Off: 7:00 pm
Stadium: St Jakob-Park, Basel
Basel vs Linz Head to Head Record
The sides haven’t had a chance to meet before and Basel now come as heavy favourites to beat the Austrian rivals.
Basel vs Linz Stats
- Basel come into the match on the back of two thrilling wins in a row
- Linz have been convincing domestically early in the new campaign
- FCB beat PSV 2-1 here just last week, with goals from Comert and van Wolfswinkel
Basel vs Linz Match Preview
Basel host Linz for the return match of their Champions League Qualifiers clash in great shape after edging past PSV (on away goals in a thriller 4-4 draw) and snatching a 2-3 league win at Thun to build on the success, where they hope to build on such performances and enjoy another high-scoring occasion.
FCB have seen goals coming from all directions since mid-July and managed 12 in their last five outings despite a somewhat unpredictable spell, where they saw a 3-2 loss in Netherlands and still had everything to play for. Indeed, they’ve based success on performances at St Jakob-Park and doing the same now will be crucial.
LASK Linz have a lengthy unbeaten streak going to Basel, though, and will have high hopes they can leave unbeaten. They’ve picked it up through the pre-season and we’ve seen them bag five wins and just a single draw in their last six outings, which surely gives Valerien Ismael ground to build on.
Linz have been rather convincing domestically and we’ve seen them bag a 2-6 Cup win over Union Vocklamarkt as well as league wins over Rheindorf Altach (2-0) and Austria Wien (0-3), where they bagged a total of five and conceded no goals. They’ll now hope for more of the same in UCL but getting it on Wednesday feels unlikely.
We don’t see them making it happen and we’ll thus stick with Basel to secure an advantage in an exciting game, going for a Home win and a Yes on Both teams to score at 21/10 with bet365 – which seems like more of a lively longshot at this point.
With that in mind, we’re hoping for another high-scoring occasion here and we’re backing it with Over 2.5 Goals FT, which comes at 6/10 with Coral and has caught the eye of many big hitters already – for obvious reasons.
Basel vs Linz Betting Tips
Basel to win & BTTS @ 21/10 with bet365
Over 2.5 Goals FT @ 6/10 with Coral
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