Bet of the Day: PSV beat Basel in Champions League qualifyingPublished on: July 30, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
PSV beat Basel last week and hold a 3-2 aggregate advantage going into their Champions League qualifying second round second leg.
The Dutch Eredivisie outfit struck late at home and now go to Switzerland. Basel have in the past been something of a banana skin for high-profile European football teams.
Luckily for PSV, they don’t look the force of old. Although they raised their game in Eindhoven, Basel then lost at home to St Gallen over the weekend.
That is a poor result. St Gallen finished 25 points behind Basel in last season’s Swiss Super League.
This two-legged Champions League qualifier is PSV’s first tie of the new campaign.
Mark van Bommel’s men pushed a very talented Ajax close in the Eredivisie last term, finishing just three points behind the Amsterdam outfit.
Basel, who were also runners up in their domestic league, were well off the pace set by Young Boys Bern.
That makes odds of 31/20 with Unibet on a PSV beat Basel bet in 90 minutes well worth a wager.
PSV beat Basel in first leg
Eindhoven continue that great Dutch tradition of bringing youth through, and qualified for the Champions League group stage last season.
While PSV were out of their depth in a tough pool containing eventual runners up Spurs, Inter Milan and Barcelona, this is easier.
They also negotiated a tricky play-off tie against BATE Borisov of Belarus. Like Basel, they have ruffled a few feathers in Europe in recent years.
Lining up against PSV is former Norwich City flop and Netherlands international Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Although prolific during his spells in the Eredivisie, he failed to score in the first leg.
As Basel have conceded five goals in three games already this season, their defence is more suspect.
It leaves Eindhoven, who could do with an away goal to seal the tie, looking most likely to progress.
Bet of the Day: 31/20 with Unibet, PSV beat Basel in Champions League qualifying in 90 minutes.