Shakhtar vs Basel – Europa League – Shakhtar is a Ukrainian side that won the Ukrainian league like it has been usual in the past couple of years
Shakhtar vs Basel – And they only failed to win the Ukrainian Cup.
Shakhtar have been maintaining the same pattern in the past couple of years, that is, maintaining good Brazilian players who are good in terms of technique and that offer quality on the attack, with a good ability to move the ball,
which makes them dominate domestically and do even better on the European competitions, with the team alternating between the Champions League and Europa League.
On the previous round, they’ve eliminated Wolfsburg, having won by 2-1 in Germany and at home they confirmed the victory by 3-0 with goals that appeared after the 89th minute but that came to reestablish justice on the scoreline.
Basel is a Swiss club that finished in 2nd place and that way they’ve missed their objective of winning the domestic league. Basel doesn’t present that good quality that makes me believe they can go far on this competition.
They’ve advanced the group stage on a group that wasn’t that complicated and due to the fact they were away from the title that was discussed between St Gallen and Young Boys from very early, that gave Basel more room for this Europa League.
They’ve won by 3-0 at Frankfurt at a troubled time for the Germans and where the Swiss counterattack worked perfectly.
At home they’ve won by 1-0 where we also saw some lack of rhythm from the Germans due to the fact they’ve already finished the Bundesliga a couple of weeks ago, several weeks ago actually.
I see value in taking Shakhtar to win here, since in my opinion they have a better team, better individual quality and more experience as well now that we’re starting to reach the decisive stage of this competition.
This is a single-leg knockout tie and I see the Ukrainians being colder and having a better ability and quality to not able manage an advantage in case they score first, as well as not panicking and looking to get a good result in case Basel gets ahead on the scoreline.
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Shakhtar vs Basel – Betting Tips:
I didn’t really like the matches I’ve seen from Basel this year and therefore I’m taking Luis Castro’s side to win, since they’re very organized, they know what they want to do on the pitch
and in my opinion they will be superior on this match against Basel and win in regulation, that way advancing on to the next stage of this Europa League.