Tottenham Hotspur v Basel Football Match will be played on 04.04.2013 in White Hart Lane (London)for a first leg UEFA Europa League match.
Spurs have been great this season in the Europa League under Andres Villas Boas. They had a streak of 10 unbeaten run of matches until Inter Milan ended it with a 4-1 scoreline, Spurs still won on aggregate with an away goal. They will be facing Basel next at their home stadium.
Spurs key players are: J. Defoe, J. Vertonghen and Gareth Bale. Gareth Bale has so far scored 17 goals in 27 appearances in all competitions and is in fine form.
Basel’s form in the Europa league has been quite good overall, but their away results hasn’t been that good though. In their first match they played against Videoton and lost 2-1 away. Then they went on with an unbeaten run in 6 matches but ended by Zenit who beat them with a 1-0 scoreline playing away.
Basel’s key players are: M. Streller, A. Frei and V. Stocker. Their defenders P. Degen (3 goals), A. Dragovic (2 goals), F. Schär (3 goals) and G. Sauro (1 goal) will also be a threat, as they can score goals when given the chance in set pieces.
I predict this match will be a draw as both teams are good. Both sides have not yet played each other before in UEFA so it will be hard to predict who will win this match. Bale will most likely be the key player in this match for spurs so Basel will need to find a way to stop him making those fast pacey runs.
The match will begin on April 4, 2013 8:05 PM BST
Match Prediction: Draw, Correct Score 1-1