FC Basel – Young Boys
Wednesday night will be a derby in the strongest championship in Switzerland, given that they will meet champions FC Basel, with Young Boys in recent years has been a worthy adversary. Confrontation will place the stadium aveal St. Jakob-Park in Basel. After three stages, FC Basel has the maximum number of points, while Young Boys have only 6 points. The last 3 direct meetings were won by the Basel, and before that, Young Boys ticked two wins and a draw.
That draw meant only point earned by Young Boys in the previous 6 matches played at home to FC Basel. 7 years dominating FC Basel Swiss football. In the first stage triumphed 3-0 at home to Sion, then won 5-1 in the movement from Vaduz, and in the last match of Luzern defeated 3-2. Fischer coach is very pleased with the evolution of the team so far, especially in attack where missing leading scorer Embolo who transferred this summer. Also not part of the lot, no players: Araz, Degen, Alija, Samuel and Safari. On the other side FC Basel has strengthened its team by coming players: Nikolic Gaber, Die, Riveros, Doumbia, Bua and Balanda. Suchy must add that the quarterback was injured in the first round and was replaced by Lang and Die, Akanji and Sporar and will miss them all because of injuries.
In recent seasons opponent it was strong enough to FC Basel, but broke down in the last championship and finished 14 points behind behind in Basel. On the other hand we had an advantage of 15 points over Luzern team in 3rd place, so he deserved to play for the second time in a row in 3rd round preliminary of the Champions League, where they too had chances to go further, because he met Shakhtar Donetsk on. In the first round lost 2-0, then won the return by the same score and qualification was decided by kicks from 11 meters. Young Boys managed to reach the play-off Champions League, which will play the Germans from B. Monchengladbach. After that victory, he defeated Thun 4-1 in the championship, so it is in great shape ahead of the derby with FC Basel. Accidenatilor we can meet on the list: Schick, Benito, Frey, Zakaria and Gerndt. We have to mention that Kololli, Zulechner and Nuzzolo were transferred to other teams this summer.