Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Basel will look to cement top position in Group H when they take on Omonia at Neo GSP Stadium in the Conference League round 4. The RotBlau played out a 3-3 draw with Zurich in their last league match, with Arthur scoring his 13th goal of the season. The Brazil international is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line in Thursday’s clash as well. Petretta has overcome his injury, while Padula remains in the recovery room.
Omonia, on the other hand, aim to get their revenge on Basel for a 3-1 loss at St. Jakob-Park. The Cypriotes have slim chances of booking their place in the Conference League knockout stages, and given Basel’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return to Nicosia empty-handed. You should bear in mind that Omonia suffered a 1-0 loss to Anorthosis in their last league match.
Highlighted Player (Adam Lang):
Adam Lang is a Hungarian footballer who plays for Dijon as a centre-back. The centre-back is a product of Veszprem football academy and he continued playing for the club at senior level. Lang scored three goals in 44 appearances in the league for Veszprem, but he played for Gyor and Videoton in his homeland as well.
The player who was born on January 17, 1993 made 57 appearances for Gyor, while playing 23 games for Videoton in the Hungarian top flight. In the autumn of 2016 Adam Lang joined French club Dijon and he has been playing for the Mustards ever since.
The Hungarian defender played 19 games for Dijon in the 2016-17 Ligue 1 campaign, but he failed to find the net for Olivier Dall’ Oglio’s troops during the season. Adam Lang has five caps for Hungary U21 team and he made his debut for the senior team on May 22, 2014 in a 2-2 draw with Denmark.
Highlighted Team (Basel):
One of the most successful football clubs in Switzerland, FC Basel were founded in 1893. The RotBlau as they are referred to by the Swiss play their games at the St. Jacob Park in Basel in front of 37,500 people which is the maximum capacity of the venue.
The 19-time Swiss champions have endured difficult times in 1980s which ultimately led to relegation from the top flight in 1987. FC Basel returned to the top tier of Swiss football in 2000s to win their first league title in 22 years and go on to win it nine more times over 13 seasons since 2002. The golden times for FC Basel brought European inclusion in every season since 1999-2000 with a pinnacle being the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2012-13.
The RotBlau have so far played over 95 UEFA Champions League games, winning almost half of their European outings. The Swiss club has produced plenty of talented players who went on to become prominent footballers all across Europe with Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka being the most outstanding members of the latest generation.