BAS vs LAK Dream11 : LASK Linz head into the second leg of the qualifying stage looking to build on the platform of an invaluable away goal
Basel’s glaring weaknesses in their backline continue to play a major hindrance to their campaign across all tournamnets this season. The side have been left picking up the pieces of a lopsided defence, one that saw them just about scamper to a 2-1 win against LASK Linz in their first leg of the Champions League qualifier against the outfit.
After having just about scampered to a 3-3 win on away goals against PSV Eindhoven in the second round, Basel’s inability to rectify the aberrations at the back have left the side beleaguered. It sees them enter the second leg of the third round qualification with a slender lead of the sole goal, having let LASK Linz come away from the encounter with a vital away goal.
And it’s exactly that goal which the Greece outfit will be looking to further build on as they look to overturn their deficit today and progress to the fourth stage as the club eye an unprecedented spot in the Champions League. Today’s encounter comes bearing with it momentous ramifications for the Greek champions with the outfit currently on a rampant two match unbeaten spree.
What has served the club from Greece so fortuitously is their backline, one which is a complete contrast to their opponents on the night. The side have imbedded in their defence players who know just what it takes to succeed at the highest level, helping craft a backline filled with disciple, resilience and perseverance. Elsewhere for Basel, it’s been their attack which has helped cover up the flummoxed form of their defenders, managing to outscore the opposition with will.
BAS vs LAK Dream11 Probable Winner
With LASK Linz making a foray into today’s clash with an away goal, expect the club to bide their time out in the middle and wait for Basel to start faltering at the back, something which is inevitable. Basel are known for their slipups and will star opening up spaces at the back, an eventuality which the home side are bound to make the most of.
This will be a match where Basel’s attacking might will test the determination, will and valour of their opponents but we see LASK Linz emerging from this encounter with a win to their name. Away goals will play a massive role in determining who progresses from this with a win and see LASK Linz just about edging their opponents on that front.
Probable Playing 11
- Basel striker Albian Ajeti has moved to West Ham following his transfer on the final day of the Premier League’s transfer window.
- In-pyo Oh and Markus Wostry have both failed to recover from their injuries and will sit this encounter out for the home outfit.
A Schlager (GK), Ramsebner, Trauner, Wislinger, Ranftl, Holland, Michori, Renner, Raguz, de Mello, Tetteh
Omlin (GK), Widmer, Cumart, Balanta, Rivertos, Frei, Zuffi, Ademi, Campo, Stocker, Ricky van Wolfswinkel
Champions League Qualifiers
Match: LASK Linz Vs Basel
Date And Time: 14th August, Wednesday- 12:00am IST
Venue: Linzer Stadion, Linz
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
BAS vs LAK Key Players
- A Schlager, Trauner, Renner, Tetteh
- Cumart, Ademi, Stocker, Ricky van Wolfswinkel
BAS vs LAK Dream11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for BAS vs LAK Dream11
With Basel set to play in only one way, an attacking style of football which has helped save them from embarrassment in recent time and LASK Linz in massive need of goals as wells, expect this to be a match where the chances of a cleansheet are negligible if any. It’s this narrative which sees us rope in the hosts’ goal-keeper, Alexander Schlager into our side with the shot stopper making a slew of impressive saves in the first leg, something which sees his side stay alive in the encounter.
Defenders for BAS vs LAK Dream11
There was only one thing on our mind when we started crafting out our backline, one which sees us include only the bare minimum of three defenders. We have only picked out players who are known for cascading their way into the opposition’s half, names who have imbued in their skill set an innate ability to either assist or score for their side.
This sees us indulge in a duo from Basel with their defenders playing a pivotal part in the side’s consummate success up the park. Eder Fabian Frei and Eray Cumart are known for being relentless in marauding down the pitch and contributing in the side’s attacking gameplan, something which can easily see them rope in a rich bagful of points today.
Elsewhere from the Greek side we have doled in the services of Gernot Trauner after they ended up scoring an invaluable away goal for the side in the first leg.
Midfielders for BAS vs LAK Dream11
It’s a deadly two man partnership which represents us from the bedlam of Basel over here given how successful the side have been in traversing their way past defences recently. In Valentin Stocker and Luca Zuffi, the side have two sensational attacking names, players who have at their perusal the ability to not only craft out delicious passes and crosses but are more than adept at shooting as well.
It’s a duo representing us from LASK Linz as well with us brining in Peter Michorl and Thomas Goiginer for this fixture.
Strikers for BAS vs LAK Dream11
With Ajeti having departed for West Ham, the onus of carrying the brunt of his side’ attacking responsibilities falls down squarely on the shoulders of Ricky van Wolfswinkel. What is good news for the side though is that he’s someone who loves taking accountability on himself and coming up with goals at crucial junctures for his side.
Elsewhere the duo of picks from the hosts’ include Samuel Tetteh and Joao Klauss. At a time when the players behind them have failed to provide adequate service, these two have helped ensured that the side cantered their way to wins, intertwining in unison to come up with regular goals.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have chosen Klauss as our captain for this match while Ricky is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the footballing fraternity over the course of the last year and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.