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Thursday 17 September 20:45

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Osijek vs Basel – Europa League Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction

Second qualifying round knockout match, with Osijek taking on Basel on Thursday the 17th of September, 2020, at Stadion Gradski vrt.

In three games in Croatia’s championship before the international break, Osijek earned just one point. They needed… something, a boost, ahead of this “final” against Basel, and on Saturday they got exactly that, a “boost”, beating Rijeka 3-0 at home. No matter that Rijeka were left with 10 men in the 37th minute, and went 2-0 down seconds after that. Osijek needed a positive result to feel… better about themselves, and that’s exactly what they earned on Saturday. Their current form reads; WLLDL. Coach Nenad Bjelica took over just 10 days ago, during the international break. Last weekend’s game was his debut. Osijek sold striker Mirko Maric to Monza for 4.5m euros, a huge sum of money for the Croatian club. On the other hand, they proved… frugal in spending, “investing” just over a million euros on new players, focusing on reaching loan deals with other clubs instead.

The championship in Switzerland hasn’t started yet, but Basel did play two official matches just before the international break, a Swiss Cup semifinal (which they won), and the final, which they lost 1-2 to Young Boys, despite leading 1-0 at halftime. Their current form reads; LLWLW. Coach Ciriaco Sforza, a very good player back in the day, took over the day after the lost Cup final. His unofficial debut was on Friday, when Basel got humiliated by Saarbrücken, losing 1-5(!) in a friendly game. “Changes don’t happen overnight”, Sforza told reporters after the match, but this “final” against Osijek simply cannot wait for him to succeed in changing whatever he wants to change at Basel...

Osijek and Basel have never played against each other before.

Osijek just won a game, receiving a much-needed morale boost. On the other hand, Basel have – theoretically – a better roster than Osijek, but it feels like they are still trying to… find themselves, with a new coach in charge.

A 1-1 draw is predicted at full-time, and an Osijek win either in extra-time or on penalties.

Date: Thursday, 17th of September, 2020.

Venue: Stadion Gradski vrt

Kick-off time: 20:45 (GMT+2).