Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Basel and Hammarby face each other in a highly-anticipated Conference League qualifier at St. Jakob-Park. Basel did well to crush Ujpest in the third qualifying round, and we are positive that they will stick to their attacking style of play. You should bear in mind that the RotBlau scored 24 goals in total in the previous five league fixtures. A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be Brazilian attacker Arthur, who has been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season.
Hammarby, on the other hand, did well to overcome the deficit in the tie against Serbian side Cukaricki. The Swedes, though, failed to impress in a 2-0 loss to Elfsborg at the weekend, and given Basel’s form at the start of the season, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. All Accam, Magyar, and Paulinho have been struggling with injuries of late.
Highlighted Player (Timm Klose):
After spending his youth career in Swiss clubs BSC Old Boys and FC Basel Timm Klose made his first-team debut for FC Thun during the 2009/2010 Swiss Challenge League campaign. The 193-cm-tall centre-back scored four goals in 59 appearances in the league for the Stockhorn Arena outfit and in May, 2011 he moved to Germany, signing a three-year deal with Nurnberg for a fee of €400,000.
After playing 45 games (league) for der Ruhmreiche Timm Klose joined Wolfsburg and he played for the Wolves from 2013 to 2016. In the winter of 2016 signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Premier League side Norwich City, but and the end of the season the Canaries dropped to the Championship.
Despite being born in Frankfurt, Germany Timm Klose represents Switzerland on the international stage and it has to be noted that he made his full senior debut for the Swiss national team on August 10, 2011 in a 2-1 win over Liechtenstein. He represented Switzerland at the 2012 Olympics as well.