Basel 17/20 to beat Sion in Friday’s Swiss Super League opener
Competition: Swiss Super League
Market: Basel win
Odds: 17/20 @ Bet 365
Two sides who are looking to get the new Swiss Super League campaign off to a winning start, Basel will make the trip to Sion on Friday night.
Starting with the hosts, continuing to show signs of a struggle during their pre-season run, Sion appears to be a side who could be destined for another relegation scrap this year. In their 36 top-flight matches last season, they could only secure a points tally of 43 and finished just one spot above occupying the final relegation play-off position. Now remarkably drawing all five of their pre-season matches, Sion also managed to record just a single goal in any of their previous five appearances. It is also worth noting that Friday’s hosts have won just two of their last 14 matches across all competitions.
As for the visitors, while Basel may have missed out on reclaiming their Swiss Super League title last season, they did manage to once again secure Champions League football and are rightfully a favorite on Friday night. Despite finishing 20 points adrift of champions Young Boys, Basel lost just five of their 36 domestic matchups and also held both the second-best attacking and defensive record in Switzerland’s top flight. Now winning four of their five pre-season matches and scoring two or more goals in each of those victories, we’re backing the guests to come away with the three points this weekend.
Bet: Basel 17/20 to beat Sion in Friday’s Swiss Super League opener @ Bet 365