The dominant years of the once great FC Basel are long gone. In Switzerland, the Young Boys from the capital have taken the reins. The title was last brought to Basel in 2017, and since then the former serial champions have lagged behind their own expectations.
Currently, only fifth place remains in the league. There is no sign of a revival against the threat of a season without European Cup participation. Successes have been scarce in the last few weeks, but that should change now against the last team in the table.
Meanwhile, the lift club from the principality is preparing to avoid immediate relegation after all. The past rounds were marked by numerous good performances by the underdogs. Will the next success follow on Monday?
The former series champions from the north of the country are currently going through a difficult time, as successes are in absolute short supply on the Rhine. Can the turnaround now be achieved against the bottom team?
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Prediction & Live Odds for FC Basel vs. Vaduz 05/04/2021 ✅
FC Basel – Statistics & current form
One win from the last eight league games is by no means something to be proud of in the city on the Rhine. In sporting terms, things are not going well at all, but there is also a lot of conflict within the club management at the moment.
In the upcoming match, the chances of a turnaround are basically good, but coach Sforza already warned against the bottom team in the table with the following words: “FC Vaduz has shown that it can hold its own against any opponent”. The matter is therefore far from over.
The worm is in at home
Luzern were narrowly beaten in their last home game, but before that they went an incredible seven games without a win at St. Jakob-Park. It’s no wonder that the 20-time champions will close out the worst quarter of the current season on Monday.
A total of 19 goals have been conceded in 13 games at home, and only in three home games did they manage to keep a clean sheet. A points average of 1.38 points per game is also a disastrous value for a supposedly top team. Will the “Red-Blue” completely lose touch with the top places in the coming weeks?
Bottom team as a touchstone
In the FC Basel vs. Vaduz match, betting on the home side should be treated with caution, as the team from Liechtenstein was not beaten in its first home game of the season. In addition, Jorge, Elis, Isufi, Xhaka and Taulant are all missing.
However, there is also positive news from the overcrowded lazaretto, because with Hajdari, von Moos, Abrashi, Pululu and van Wolfswinkel, some key players could return to the team. However, there is still a question mark behind their ultimate fitness.
According to the betting odds, a home win is the expected scenario for Basel vs. Vaduz, but we see things much more critically. Stay up to date with our betting live score.
Predicted line-up of FC Basel:
Lindner – Widmer, Klose, Cömert, Petretta – Frei, Kasami – Zhegrova, Palacios, Kalulu – Arthur Cabral
Vaduz – Statistics & current form
Relegation-ready football in the Principality? No way! FCV has been in top form for months now and can take on any opponent in the league. Although they are still in last place in the table at the moment, they are only eleven points off second place. The field in the Swiss league is very close together.
Only three defeats in the last 13 league games make this team an unpleasant opponent for any opponent. With FC Basel vs. Vaduz, betting on the underdog is therefore not that far-fetched.
Recent success away from home
The bottom team has not lost away from home in three games. In total, only one of the last seven away games ended with a defeat, and over the entire season, at least one point was earned in the majority of the away games.
However, there has not been an away win at Basel’s St. Jakob-Park since the 2006/07 season. But as the saying goes? Series are there to be ended. As the suspensions/injuries in Switzerland show, with Prokopic and Obexer (injured) and Gasser (suspended), three regular players are out. Several other players are questionable.
Good memories of Basel
We believe that coach Frick’s team, which has almost always conceded at least one goal in recent weeks but has scored in seven of the last ten games, will definitely earn a point on Easter Monday. Incidentally, there has only been one defeat against their upcoming opponents in their last four encounters.
In the last eight matchdays, the Liechtenstein team has also scored more than twice as many points as the “Bebbi”. It is obvious that the good odds for FC Basel vs. Vaduz can be used for a promising underdog bet.
Probable line-up of Vaduz:
Büchel – Dorn, Schmid, Simani, Schmied, Hug – Gajic, Nascimento, Di Giusto, Lüchinger – Djokic