Today can be the last day for Basel in the Champions League. A loss against French giants Paris Saint-Germain coupled with Arsenal winning at least one point in Bulgaria means the end of the road for the Swiss team, which can really only compete for third place afterward. Surely, they will give everything they’ve got tonight to win the three points against PSG, but will it be enough?
Basel vs Paris Saint-Germain – 01/11/2016
Betting Odds: Basel 6.00 or 5/1 Draw 4.20 or 16/5 PSG 1.61 or 8/13
Basel is a team which is known to be able to produce surprises. They’ve stunned quite a few teams in the past (Chelsea and Manchester United immediately come to mind) and have accumulated quite some experience in European Cups.
This year, they’ve been less impressive, failing to win in their first 3 games of the group, scoring 1 goal and conceding 6. Their first game against PSG wasn’t extremely one-sided, but the French still managed to win 3-0. Basel also comes after 3 games in the last 7 days – so the players won’t be at the top of their physical form.
Meanwhile, after a very slow start of the season, PSG seems to be gaining speed. They’re not scoring 4 or 5 each game as they did last season, mainly because the team needs to adapt to Emery’s style and Cavani has to fill Ibrahimovic’s shoes.
Regardless, they are undefeated since late September, are undefeated in the Champions League, and know that a victory over Basel can send them in the knockout rounds without any other hassle.
Basel vs Paris Saint-Germain Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we think that the difference between the values of the two squads will determine the outcome of the game. X2 is a very safe bet, while we even recommend a solo away win.
The French giants should be too much to handle for the Swiss, who really only want to continue in the Europa League. Cavani is the most probable goalscorer, and we also think we’ll see under 3,5 goals in the game.