BAS vs LEK Dream11 : Basel look to continue their rampant form when they take on new entrants LASK Linz in the third round qualifier today
After having pulled off one of the most miraculous escapes in this year’s Champions League’s qualifiers, a buoyed Basel outfit will be looking to build on the momentum garnered from that sublime result when they take on LASK Linz today. Things won’t be easy for them in this fixture either with the side contesting against the reigning Austrian champions, a side who are on a two match winning spree at the moment.
Playing against PSV Eindhoven in their second round qualification match, Basel headed into their home leg with a 3-2 deficit. And after conceding to PSV Eindhoven at home as well, things looked extremely jittery for Basel before they managed to find the late winner, a goal which saw them seal their passage into today’s clash.
Elsewhere, LASK Linz head into this third round qualification stage clash after having earned direct qualification by winning their league. The first match of their qualification soiree, the new entrants will be looking to build on the sublime foundation they have laid out in their league, one which has seen them win their opening two matches 3-0 and 2-0.
With this being the first leg and LASK Linz going to Basel for their first encounter of the process, expect the side to play tentatively. They should start with a defensive gameplan before eventually opening up once they are settled into their groove and making the most of a Basel defence known for crumbling under the slightest bit of pressure.
What has served fruitfully for Basel has been their attack which has seen them score atleast 2 goals in all of their previous 5 matches. They concede but should manage to outscore the opposition and go onto win this match.
Probable Playing 11
- Basel striker Albian Ajeti is subject of a transfer move to West Ham for 8 million and could miss out on this match.
- In-pyo Oh, Markus Wostry, Fabian Benko and Dominik Reiter are all out of this fixture for LASK Linz with the side reeling under a spate of injuries.
Omlin (GK), Widmer, Cumart, Balanta, Rivertos, Frei, Zuffi, Okafor, Campo, Stocker, van Wolfswinkel
A Schlager (GK), Ramsebner, Trauner, Wislinger, Ranftl, Holland, Michori, Renner, Raguz, de Mello, Tetteh
Champions League Qualifiers
Match: Basel Vs LASK Linz
Date And Time: 7th August, Wednesday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: St. Jakob-Park, Basel
Where To Watch: Sony Six/HD
- Cumart, Zuffi, Stocker, van Wolfswinkel
- Trauner, Renner, de Mello, Tetteh
Dream 11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for BAS vs LEK Dream11
Don’t expect a cleansheet in this one. While Basel are bereft of ideas needed to successfully shut out attacks, LASK Linz on the other hand should go onto concede atleast the one under the brunt of their opponent’s attack. This sees us go into this match with Alexander Schlager from LASK Linz with us seeing their goal being battered in this encounter, one which should give their shot stopper a good opportunity to come up with save points.
Defenders for BAS vs LEK Dream11
With the duo of Eray Cumart and Omar Alderete both intertwining in unison in the side’s previous fixture against PSV Eindhoven to come up with quissential goals for their side, we are bringing in both of them for this match. Given their penchant to contribute to their side’s attacks and always keep making sojourns into the opposition’s attacking half, the two make for excellent choices for this match.
Gernot Trauner is our pick from the opposition as we close out our backline with the minimum three defenders needed for this match.
Midfielders for BAS vs LEK Dream11
For all their problems at the back, one area where Basel are extremely successful is the attacking side of things. All their consummate success has been born as a result of their dauntless attacks with the side revelling us in 12 goals in their previous five matches. And holding key roles in those ravishing attacks and goals have been Valentin Stocker and Luca Zuffi, both of whom find a place in our side for this match.
We are also picking up Taulant Xhaka for this one despite him being handed over more defensive duties the last time around. It didn’t deter him from venturing up the pitch and offers us the chance to pick up someone who’ll come up with both tackles and maybe an assists.
Our duo from LASK Linz constitutes of James Holland and Rene Renner.
Strikers for BAS vs LEK Dream11
With Ajeti a massive doubt for this one, Basel’s Ricky Van Wolfswinkel offers excellent value. He should play as the side’s lone striker in this, getting fantastic service from his wide men and CAM, something which can easily see him snare a rich haul of goals in this one.
The one striker comes in from the opposition as well with us going ahead with Samuel Tetteh.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Ricky is selected as our side’s captain while Zuffi is our 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.