Winterthur vs Basel Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 16, 2022 20:30 CET
Basel haven’t been Swiss champions for five years and they hope to change that this season. In the first round, they will play against the former team of their current head coach.
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Winterthur Team News
Winterthur finished first in the Switzerland Second Division last season and ensure promotion. This will be the first time since 1982 that this club will play in the highest tier of Swiss football. As many as three clubs had 65 points in the Second Division last season, but Winterthur had a better goal difference than Schaffhausen and Aarau.
Immediately after the end of last season, head coach Alexander Frei and first assistant Davide Calla left Winterthur. They received an offer from Basel and they will play against their former club in the first round of new season. Winterthur will have the smallest budget of all the clubs in entire league, so avoiding relegation is the only goal. It won’t be easy at all, so every win will be extremely important.
Unfortunately for their fans, the club didn’t invest much money during this summer. Former St. Gallen striker Florian Kamberi is the only real reinforcement. The rest of the starting 11 will be mostly players who were in the lineup last year. It remains to be seen will this be enough to survive in this kind of competition.
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THREE teams end level on points.
🏆 Winterthur are champions.
🙏 Schaffhausen in the play-off.
❌ Aarau end with nothing.
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Basel Team News
Between 2001 and 2017, Basel won 12 titles in the Swiss League. They were the absolute ruler of football in this country and very often produced excellent results in Europe. They have achieved notable wins in the Champions League including knocking out Manchester United back in 2011. Unfortunately for them, the financial crisis followed and Basel has been looking at Young Boys back for five years.
Basel haven’t been able lately to do anything in Europe as well and they are hoping that things will start to change on better from this summer. As already mentioned, new head coach is Alexander Frei, the legendary striker of this club. He is the best scorer in Switzerland national team history, and he also showed great talent as a coach in Winterthur last season.
Basel will try in every possible way to win the title this season. In addition, they will play in the the Conference League qualifying, although that competition will be secondary for them this time. From the very beginning, they will want to start well in the domestic championship and a win is expected against Winterthur in first round.
Six times these clubs played against each other in the last decade. All six times it was in the Swiss Cup. Basel won five times and Winterthur once.
Kevin Costinha is injured and won’t play for Winterthur. Basel will be without Mirko Salvi, Arnau Comas, Anton Kade and Jean-Kevin Augustin at the start of new championship.
Winterthur vs. Basel Prediction
Basel is a much more talented and quality team than Winterthur. They will certainly do everything to win at the beginning of new season. Also, new head coach of Basel was Winterthur head coach last season and knows absolutely everything about the opponent.
Date and Time: 16.07.2022 20:30 CET
Pick: 2 (Basel to win)