Kick-off: 2000, 06/08/2020
Stadium: St Jakob-Park
TV: BT Sport
Basel are holding all the aces against Eintracht Frankfurt after an impressive 3-0 away win in the first leg and can prevail again in Switzerland.
The hosts are coming off a solid end to the Swiss season, whereas their opponents last featured in competitive action over a month ago.
We’re sticking with Bebbi to do the business at St Jakob-Park at 8/5 for our initial Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction.
A Look At Basel’s Betting Odds
Basel went ahead at the Waldstadion via a superb Samuele Campo free-kick and then twice hit Frankfurt on the break in the final 20 minutes.
That continued a fine run of results in this competition, with APOEL having been beaten 4-0 on aggregate in the previous round.
Marcel Koller’s men earlier topped the Group C table ahead of Getafe, claiming a hat-trick of victories at this venue.
On the domestic front, Basel finished outside of Switzerland’s top two for the first time since 2009, but did sign off with a seven-match unbeaten run.
Champions Young Boys were beaten 3-2 here last month and runners-up St Gallen thrashed 5-0 on the road.
Kemal Ademi seems to have rediscovered his early-season sparkle and 11/4 for him to score in a home win stands out from the Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt odds.
A Look At Eintracht Frankfurt’s Betting Odds
Frankfurt finished a lowly ninth in the Bundesliga, although there was a lot to like about their closing stretch of five wins in seven games.
Adi Hutter’s men were scoring goals for fun during that period, with Andre Silva on fire, netting eight times in 10 league outings after the restart.
Eintracht were erratic during Group F in this tournament, with three wins and the same number of losses putting them second behind Arsenal.
Having lost 3-0 to the Gunners in Germany, a 2-1 victory at Emirates Stadium signaled the end of Unai Emery’s reign in north London.
A 6-3 aggregate win over RB Salzburg again highlighted both the attacking prowess and defensive frailties of this side.
Head coach Hutter has vowed to try and “make the impossible possible” and will know all about Basel from his time as Young Boys boss in Switzerland.
That positive approach makes 29/20 for over 3.5 goals in the game worth adding to our Basel vs Eintracht Frankfurt betting tips.
However, we’re sticking with the hosts to shade an entertaining encounter 3-2 at 20/1.
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 0-3 BASEL – Samuele Campo, Kevin Bua, Fabian Frei
Previous head-to-head: N/A
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