Not only have Basel conceded a reasonable amount on their travels, but they’ve also struggled to keep Thun at bay whenever the pair have met. This will be the fifth time the teams have faced each other this season. The previous four meetings have yielded zero clean sheets. In those four games, Thun have notched seven goals, while Basel have scored eight.
Interestingly, the last two league meetings between this pair yielded expected goals totals of 3.94 and 3.7.
Taking everything into account, especially the way that each side has performed against the other this season, ‘Over 2.5 Goals & Both Teams to Score’, which has returned a profit in three of the four renewals of this fixture (this season), makes plenty of appeal at the current prices.
At the end of the day, had this fixture come before the visitors had won the title, then things would be different, though now that their motivation is questionable, it’s not that difficult to oppose Young Boys at the prices. They do have a very good away record, though some of their recent efforts haven’t been great. They were beaten by lowly Xamax in their penultimate away game, while they only just beat Zurich prior to that. Basel and Thun have both held Young Boys at home in 2019 too.
Quite simply, when we take into consideration how well St. Gallen played when the pair last met at this venue and combine it with the fact that Young Boys have nothing left to play for, it’s easy to feel that the hosts are ever so slightly overpriced. Therefore, a small play on ‘St. Gallen +1 Handicap’ is the way to go.
Grasshoppers have failed to score away against each of the current top four this season. When they visited this venue earlier in the campaign, they lost 2-0. On that occasion, they posted a measly total of 0.47 expected goals for.
From a betting point of view, this is anything but a fixture to get excited about. The best option appears to be ‘Young Boys to Win to Nil’. The hosts, who’ve surrendered an average of just 0.8 expected goals at home this season, have more than enough quality to come out on top without enduring any problems defensive problems.
This is a cool team that shows interesting football even in the Champions League. Last weekend, Basel's main rival was defeated. Ahead of the match with Juventus, but he does not solve anything. The team will play football tomorrow and in the middle of the week.
- Young Boys have won 16 of their last 18 matches. - Young Boys have scored at least 2 goals in 17 of their last 18 matches. - Young Boys have won 6 of their last 7 home matches against FC Thun.
15 matches in and Basel will be very disappointed with how the season has gone so far. They currently sit in 2nd position, which doesn’t sound too bad, but they’re a massive 16 points behind Sunday’s opponents. A lack of defensive solidity is why Sunday’s hosts have been unable to keep pace with their title rivals. 15 league matches in and Basel are still searching for their first clean sheet. Basel have been poor this season, but it must be said that Young Boys have impressed. The league leaders have barely put a foot wrong, as they’ve won 13 of their 15 matches, scoring 47 goals and conceding just 16 in the process. YB their extra quality at both ends of the pitch, the visitors can put Basel in their place for the second time this season.