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Basel vs CSKA Sofia Prediction, Odds and Free Betting Tips (25/08/2022)

Basel will face CSKA Sofia in the second leg of their Europa Conference League qualifications on Thursday.

Basel vs CSKA Sofia: Top Free Betting Tips

Basel suffered a surprising defeat to CSKA in Bulgaria last week and have a lot of work to do in this game. Here are our predictions.

Total Goals – Over 2.5

We have Basel in this fixture – a team that can score a lot of goals against any opponent. They shockingly failed to score in the opening game of these qualifications and generally did not have many chances. CSKA have been doing impressive work in these qualifiers and their defense has been phenomenal given that the team is weaker than most left in the tournament. Nevertheless, Basel showed their true strength against Brondby in the previous home game and we expect a similar performance.

Match Result – Basel

These is a good chance that CSKA will score at least one goal in this game. Basel's defense has not been perfect lately but we know that they can score goals. We think that Basel will grab the win in the end and it could be with a single goal difference, which leads to extra time. Our prefered Correct Score for this game is 2:1, like in the previous home game of Basel. We do not think that CSKA will go out there to defend that 1:0 and we should see a lot of action.

Team Total Goals – Basel Over 1.5 Goals

We could go for the both teams to score option here but in general, CSKA are not a high-scoring team and there is always a chance that Basel could shut them down and not concede. On the other hand, we expect that Basel will be much better in this second leg and will look a bit more like the team we saw two weeks ago against Brondby.

Basel vs CSKA Sofia: Form, Recent Games, and News

Basel Preview

Basel have not been champions in Switzerland for several years in a row but last season, they definitely looked a lot like the team we remember from the past. Their main problem have been the draws – the team lost only 4 times last season in 36 games but they also had 17 draws. Their attack is extremely strong overall and their defense has been better than usual. We expect them to qualify for the Group Stage.

CSKA Sofia

CSKA Sofia are the team with the most titles in Bulgaria but they have not been champions in over a decade. They remain one of the top teams in the small Bulgarian league and have definitely surprised us with their performances since the start of the ECL qualifications this year. With a new coach and a solid healthy squad, CSKA have a very strong defense and their attack is one of the better in the country. As mentioned above, they are not a high-scoring team but their defense might be enough for them to qualify.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Basel vs CSKA Sofia

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

FAQs regarding Basel vs CSKA Sofia

Basel vs CSKA Sofia

Where will this game be played?

This fixture has been scheduled for St. Jacob-Park, Basel's home ground.

When does this match start?

This fixture has been scheduled for 18:00 UTC.


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