Slovan Pass Bratislava

In the first meeting, Slovan got an acceptable result from Switzerland. The team did not lose (2:2) to a more stately opponent and now can even fight for promotion to the next stage of the tournament. For such small teams, promotion in European competitions is one of the sources of filling the budget, which is why they give their best in such tournaments.

An indirect proof is the final match in the national championship with Žilina (0:1), in which the “Kings of Bratislava” played with the second team.

For Basel, the question of moving to the next stage is unlikely to be a determining factor in shaping the next season’s budget. The team makes money by selling players on the transfer market and in recent seasons has re-qualified from a league favorite to a springboard team. The average age of the red and blue players is the lowest in the Superliga.

In such a state, the club is not able to consistently fight for high positions. This season, they are 6th in the table and are in danger of being left without European competition next season.

Basel generates an average of 1.78 xg per game, with 1.32 xg allowed.

Despite the difference in classes, I think that a more motivated Slovan is able to fight for a place in the quarterfinals.