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Basel vs Grasshopper Prediction, Odds, and Free Betting Tips (19/12/2021)

Basel continues to trail FC Zurich in the Swiss Super League rankings. They will get a chance to consolidate their second place against a top-five opponent in Grasshopper, who have done well for themselves following promotion from the Challenge League.

Free Match Tips from Punditfeed for Basel vs Grasshopper

Here are some bias-free tips we have put together for Basel vs Grasshopper.

Match Result: Basel to win @ 3/4 (1.75)

Total Goals: Over 2.5 Goals @ 11/20 (1.55)

Both Teams to Score: Yes @ 14/25 (1.56)

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing. Check your bet slip before confirming.

Basel to Win

Patrick Rahmen will not be pleased with the recent performances of FC Basel, who have dropped nine points in their last five fixtures. This has allowed Zurich to add to their lead at the top and a further disappointment against Grasshopper will not be taken lightly. They have won their last two duels against the visitors and should be confident given their four-match unbeaten streak in the Swiss Super League.

Over 2.5 Goals

Four of Basel’s last six competitive affairs have concluded with Over 2.5 total goals. Grasshopper has a similar statistic showing up against their name thanks to a combination of their scoring prowess and defensive shortcomings. As the two sides face off at the St. Jakob-Park, we believe goals will flow in line with their recent performances and past duels. Three of their last five H2H encounters have finished with at least three goals on the night and we are backing a similar result this time around.

Both Teams to Score: Yes

Goals have been difficult to come by for both Basel and Grasshopper in recent weeks. The hosts have only scored seven goals in their last five fixtures, while the visitors tally is one better. With both sides conceding six goals apiece in this period, we should see them pick the ball from the back of their net. Basel will be forthcoming with any such result as both sides have scored in five of their last six competitive outings.

Basel vs Grasshopper Fixture Preview

Basel

Patrick Rahmen would have been pleased with his charges 13 matches into the campaign but not anymore. Basel has seen their two-point lead slip since and find themselves trailing Zurich by seven points in this period. The RotBlau can ill afford to lose any more points with Lugano and Young Boys catching up to them. While they continue to command the best defence in the league, their attackers need to up their game or their title ambitions will slip through their fingers.

Grasshopper

Adaptation in the Swiss top-flight football has been swift for Grasshopper who are comfortably placed in fifth place going into the winter break. Giorgio Contini’s men have impressed this campaign but cannot relax with Servette and Sion hot on their heels. While Servette has added three Ws to their win column, they have only added one in their last five fixtures thanks to scoring just once in three of their last five fixtures.

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FAQ about Basel vs Grasshopper

Basel vs Grasshopper

When is the kick-off time? The match will be played on December 19, at 16:30 GMT.

Where is the game being played? St. Jakob-Park.

What was the last H2H result? 0-2 in favour of Basel.