Basel vs Lugano Match Analysis & Prediction
21/05/2023 5:30 pm
FC Basel will look to bounce back to winning ways when they square off with Lugano at the St Jakob-Park on Sunday evening.
Basel suffered a heartbreak in the midweek as the went down 3-1 to Fiorentina at home in the semifinal of the Europa Conference League. The defeat saw them eliminated which is painful considering they picked up a hard fought 2-1 in the first leg at away.
Back to Swiss Super League Basel could fail to secure a place in the European places as they currently sit four points outside the top four with two games left to play. They have lost their last two league games, but cannot afford to slip up the remaining two if their are to stand a chance of finishing in the European spots.
They are coming up against a high-flying Lugano, who have gone unbeaten in their last seven league games, winning four times in the process. They sit third on 50 points and have already secured a place in the European spots, but will want the Champions League place as they are just one point off second-placed Servette.
Basel have had the edge in this clash, but have failed not beaten Lugano in their last three meeting and this could prove challenging.
Basel vs. Lugano Head to head
Both sides have met in 34 encounters since 2006 with Basel claiming 17 victories, while Lugano have won six times and there have been 11 draws.
Basel Team News
Basel will be without Arnau Comas and Sergio López due to injuries, while all Wouter Burger, Liam Millar, Kasim Adams and Taulant Xhaka will miss through suspension.
Basel's Last 5 Matches
18/05/2023Basel1Fiorentina3Europa Conference League
14/05/2023St Gallen6Basel1Super League
11/05/2023Fiorentina1Basel2Europa Conference League
Lugano Team News
Lugano will be without Lukas Mai and Albian Hajdari due to injuries.
Lugano's Last 5 Matches
26/04/2023St Gallen1Lugano2Super League
Basel vs. Lugano: Odds and Predictions
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