Our prediction for this Europa League match:
All eyes will be on Stadion Gradski vrt when Osijek and Basel face each other in the second round of the Europa League qualifiers. Osijek chiefs are on a quest to put an end to Dinamo Zagreb’s dominance in Croatian football, and they did well to pump up a lot of money into the squad. Ivica Kulesevic’s men, though, have been playing below expectations at the start of the season, and we do not believe that there is a big value in betting on the hosts.
Basel, on the other hand, failed to regain the Swiss Super League trophy last term. The Rotblau have been struggling at the back in preseason, and given Osijek’s shaky defence, we believe that punters can find value in betting on both teams to score. It has to be noted that the two teams have never met before in European competitions.