BASEL VS PARTIZANA TIRANA.
Basel are a club with a rich recent European history by Swiss standards and they’ll be seeking to get their UEFA Europa Conference League campaign off to an emphatic start against Partizani Tirana this Thursday night.
Patrick Rahmen’s side have been eclipsed by Young Boys as the dominant force in Switzerland over recent seasons, hence the half to their regular Champions League appearances which were almost perennial from the early noughties until their last domestic title triumph in 2017.
Runners-up again last term, the addition of this new competition provides Basel with a superb opportunity to make a deep run on the continental stage and they start the campaign amongst a clutch of sides firmly reckoned into the ‘dark horses’ category.
The visit of Partizani Tirana to St Jakob-Park, who dispatched Moldovan minnows Sfintul Ghoerghe in the last round, should pose next to no problem for Basel. They’re generally dominant on their home turf and won their last four league games here in 2020/21 without conceding.
The Albanians are a marked step below the majority of teams which Basel encounter in the Super League and we’re backing Rahmen’s charges to post a win and clean sheet this week. It could be a question of ‘how many?’ for the Swiss and our prediction is four in the correct score market.
Prediction:Both teams to score.
Content created and supplied by: BenticthePundit (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More