FC Basel: Terrible performance ( Recent Form: L L L D L )
The start to the season of the Red-Blue could hardly have gone worse. After two rounds in the Super League is the FC Basel with only one point in the account on the eighth place ranking. In addition, the Bebbi already missed the first goal of the season. Due to the defeat against PAOK miss the Swiss the group phase of the Champions League. The leadership of the Basler acted immediately and dismissed the unsuccessful coach Raphael Wicky. In the last two games transitional took over Alex Frei. The former FCB striker usually coaches the U-18s of Basel. Shortly before the third weekend, the leadership of FC Basel presented the new coach. Marcel Koller is to lead the footballers from the knee to old strength. The gap to the main competitor YB has already grown to five points. The football expert from Swiss radio and television Andy Egli expressed his positive opinion about the new coach of the Bebbis: “He is extremely experienced and undoubtedly able to give the club, the team and the whole region a boost.” Whether this is him will succeed in the first game, has to wait. Against the likewise kriselnde GC is a good start for Koller already almost obligatory.
Grasshoppers: Two 0-2 defeats in a row ( Recent Form: L D D L L )
In the new season, GC has been directly linked to the performance of the old season. Very close to the record champions last season has held in the Super League. At the end of the direct duel against FC Lausanne, the later relegated, has probably given the decisive rash. Thanks to this victory, the Zurich distanced themselves decisively from the relegation zone. The Grasshoppers have never been successful in the new season. Two games, zero points and no goal scored is the conclusion of GC before the third round of the championship. The job of Thorsten Fink is still not in danger. It seems as if the Hoppers lead will give him some more time to rip the rudder. It must also be noted that the Zurich had probably the most difficult launcher of all teams. To start GC traveled to Bern to the master. Despite a good performance they were not rewarded, YB took advantage of the numeric overpaid and won 2-0. In the second round, the first Zurich derby was already on the program. When looking at the statistics GC was even the better team – more possession, more shots on the opponent’s goal and more won duels. Nevertheless, the city Zurich succeeded in the end. Once again, GC’s offensive remained without a goal. If the champions and cup winners had not been enough, the third team will be followed by the most successful team of the last ten years. A point win in Basel would almost border on a miracle. Most recently, the Hoppers won a match against FC Basel in 2016.
THE BETTING VERDICT:
After all, GC is already standing with his back to the wall. After two heavy opponents, the third follows on Saturday! After all, seven counterparties face each other in September, which are usually more in the lower half of the table. Against FC Basel, the first goal of the season would be a success. In Basel, on the other hand, conditions prevail as they did before the 2000s. After four games in the new season, the Basel have not yet achieved a victory. Together with the friendly matches, FC Basel have been waiting for their first success since 6 July. At that time they won against the FV Illertissen from the Regionalliga Bayern! In the duel between FC Basel and the Grasshoppers, we decided on the number of goals for a tip. Betting on under 3 goals seems to be promising.
Basel VS Grasshopper
O/U Pick: Under 3