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Basel vs APOEL Nicosia predictions for Thursday’s Europa League tie. Basel have one foot in the next round of the Europa League following their 3-0 away win over APOEL last week. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Basel to Win @ 3/4

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Basel 3-0 @ 12/1

Reason For Basel vs Apoel Nicosia Predictions

  • Basel won 3-0 in APOEL last week.
  • Basel boast a 58% win ratio at home.
  • Basel score an average of 2.25 goals per home game.
  • Basel only concede an average of 0.92 goals per home game.

Basel are in the driving seat following a 3-0 win in Cyrpus

Goals from Petretta, Stocker, and Cabral saw Basel dominate in Cyrpus as they effectively booked their place in the next round of the Europa League. APOEL will have been very disappointed with their performance and will know their chances of turning this tie around are slim to none, but the visitors have nothing to lose and can play more attacking in Switzerland this Thursday.

Basel average 1.92 points per home game while the visitors average just 1.09 points per away game, which suggests that the most likely result on Thursday is a home win. The hosts have a 58% win ratio in their own backyard while APOEL have lost 45% of their trips on the road, which doesn’t bode well ahead of a game the visitors simply must win comfortably.

The hosts score an average of 2.25 goals per home game and concede just 0.92 goals, which is why we have backed Basel to claim another 3-0 win against APOEL this Thursday. Over 2.5 goals have been produced in a massive 83% of Basel’s home matches domestically, while both teams have scored in just 27% of APOEL’s away games.

APOEL have travelled poorly so far this season

Basel have kept clean sheets in 33% of their home games so far this season and have only failed to score in 8%, while APOEL have failed to find the back of the net in 55% of their away games and have lost-to-nil 36% of the time. Exactly 3-goals have been scored in 27% of the visitors’ away games and 42% of Basel’s home matches, adding further weight to our prediction for a 3-0 final scoreline this Thursday.

A majority of Basel’s wins this season (10) have been obtained with a margin of 2 goals or more while APOEL have lost by 2-goals or more twice domestically and once in the Europa League. The visitors are going to have to push forward in search of not one, not two, but three goals this Thursday and that is going to leave them exposed at the back and this is where we believe Basel will take advantage.

We’re confident that Basel will win on Thursday and we have predicted a final scoreline of 3-0. The hosts are strong at home and will be confident after a convincing away will in Cyprus last week, while APOEL have it all to do in Switzerland and haven’t performed well on the road so far this season.

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