League: Switzerland Super League
Match: FC Sion vs Basel
Pick: Basel to Win
REASON FOR THIS FREE TIP:
- Sion are on an eight-match winless run at home.
- Four or more goals have been scored in each of the last three meetings between Sion and Basel.
- Basel have lost only one of their last eight league matches.
Basel available at a price worth backing
Basel were left in the dust by runaway Super League winners Young Boys this season, though the Bebbi can end a disappointing campaign on a positive note by beating bottom club Sion at the Stade de Tourbillon on Friday.
Sion can still avoid automatic relegation on the last day with a win against Basel and their pursuit of maximum points against their higher-class visitors should make Friday’s skirmish an entertaining final fixture.
Basel’s form on the road has left a lot to be desired since February, though they have an opportunity to improve their record against a Sion outfit in the midst of an eight-match winless run on their own patch.
Interim Basel boss Patrick Rahmen will be determined to end his temporary tenure on a high this week, and the away side should have the firepower to outgun their hosts.
Both Sion and Basel knocked in at least two goals each in each of their three four encounters, and bettors are advised to consider a 3-2 correct score prediction for what could develop into another slugfest on Friday.