Basel vs Sion Betting Tip Over 2.5 Basel goals – 8 December 2019

Basel to coast home

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SwitzerlandBasel vs SionSwitzerland
8th December 1500hrs
Football – Switzerland – Super League
Pick Basel over 2.5 team goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 21/20 odds taken 1500 GMT, Saturday 7 December)

Basel could well be four points behind Young Boys going into this game on Sunday and know they have to get three points to keep pace with the leaders. Sion will be looking to upset their hosts and remain in touch with the European places.

Swiss Super League Betting at Marathonbet

Basel Preview – Can Basel build on excellent win over Young Boys to remain in touch with the leaders?

Last weekend’s win at home to Young Boys was hugely important for Basel. Heading into that game the club were four points behind and had won just one of their last four in the league. If they failed to win then the pressure would only have intensified for Marcelo Koller who’s team were mile adrift of their rivals in last season’s title race. Basel are now just a point behind them having played the same games. That said, with Young Boys playing on Saturday they are likely to be four behind once again. It ensures that Koller and his players know exactly what they have to do in order to keep on the heels of the leaders.

Basel have already made it through to the last-32 of the Europa League but can guarantee top spot with a win over Trabzonspor on Thursday. Had you offered this first half of the season to Koller following their exit in Champions League qualification he would have been very pleased. Particularly on the back of such a disappointing campaign in 2018/19.

Basel win and over 2.5 goals
3/4

Sion Preview – Will Sion prove to be stubborn opponents and follow up their first win in nine matches with more points here?

It would have been a huge relief for all concerned with Sion when beating bottom of the table Thun last week. That was a first win since the end of September having lost seven of their previous eight. It was a real transformation of fortunes for a team who had won five straight Super League games and looked set for a very strong season. Stephane Henchoz will be hoping that their sticky patch is behind them and they can now start to put pressure on the teams above them. Currently in fifth spot, Sion are just a point outside the Europa League qualifying positions. That looks to be a realistic objective for them this term but only if they can find some consistency.

Henchoz, who enjoyed such a successful playing career as a defender whilst at Liverpool, will be concerned with the number of goals that his team are conceding. It’s now 30 goals in 16 matches and only two clean sheets in that time. They will be very much up against it on Sunday to make it a third clean sheet this season.

Key-Facts – Basel vs Sion

  • Basel laid down a marker last wA key geekend when thumping the leaders and current champions Young Boys to go within a point of that rival at the top
  • Sion finally ended a run of eight games without a win in the league by defeating Thun 2-1 at home last week
  • It’s six wins in a row for Basel in this fixture and the last time Sion were victorious in the league was back in 2011

Basel vs Sion Betting Advice

This is a fixture that Basel have been dominant in down the years. They have won the last six games against Sion and not lost in the league to this opponent since 2011. Koller’s men are very much fancied to add to that record and were comfortable 4-1 winners when the teams met earlier in the season. A similar sort of score cannot be ruled out following the home team’s win over Young Boys and how accommodating Sion’s defence have been this season.

Basel have scored three or more goals in five of their eight home games in the Super League and this looks like a good opportunity to add to that record. Take the home team to score over 2.5 goals. Basel to win and for there to be over three goals in the game is also a good looking bet on this occasion.


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