All the facts and stats for the Europa League clash: Osijek - Basel

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 17.September
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Gradski vrt (18856 seats)

This promises to be an action-packed encounter for Osijek at Stadion Gradski vrt when the Europa League tournament arrives in town and Basel with it. Read all about the 2nd Qualifying Round match here!

These teams have little in common geographically as Basel have to travel 1200 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Osijek form and stats

Osijek participated in Europa League the last season, where they reached the 2nd qualifying round.

Osijek are yet to win a home game, having collected 1 point from their first two 1. HNL games here at Stadion Gradski vrt.

In their previous game, the manager I. Kulešević led his Osijek to a defeat in the 1. HNL match away at Dinamo Zagreb. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Stadion Gradski vrt. Preceding that match was the home 1. HNL game against Hajduk Split that was lost 1-2.

The penalty miss from Ante Majstorović in the defeat against Dinamo Zagreb was a source of irritation for some fans, but these things happen.

Early season league goal statistics from Osijek's 2 home games: 1 goal, 2 conceded.

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Basel form and stats

Basel's mission in Europa League last season failed in the 8th finals.

Playing away, Basel have won 7 games, drawn 4 and suffered 7 defeats in the Super League this season. Basel have had a generous will to share for some time now, running a streak of three draws in a row.

Basel are looking to quickly end their 180 minutes long goal drought in the Super League. Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Basel goalkeeper Dorde Nikolic is eager to challenge this, with his 191 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Basel failed to get anything from their last game, a Swiss Cup home match vs Young Boys that ended with defeat 1-2. A home win before that, celebrating 6-1 vs Winterthur.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Vaduz in just three days.

The travelling fans enjoy Basel's attacking play in away games, having scored 32 goals in 18 league matches away. 21 goals have been conceded by Basel in these games.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

OsijekV. Jugović
V. Jugović
1 goals
OsijekE. Grezda
E. Grezda
1 goals

Osijek missing players

Basel missing players

Osijek Basel
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 10   Played P   12 25
9 5   Won W   6 13
7 3   Drew D   2 5
9 2   Lost L   4 7
21 11   Scored S   25 52
21 6   Conceded C   14 28
80% 80%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   92% 92%
48% 60%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   83% 76%
24% 30%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   83% 68%
8% 0%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   42% 40%
8% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   25% 24%
32% 40%   BTTS BTTS   50% 48%
52% 60%   Clean Sheets C S   42% 44%
36% 20%   Failed to Score F T   17% 16%
 
6.1 5.8   Corners for (avg) C F   4 5
3.9 3.9   Corners against (avg) C A   4.8 4.4
2.4 2.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.5 2.3
4 2   Red cards R C   3 3
 
305 135   Total Shots T S   145 326
111 50   Shots on Target S O   52 126
17% 22%   Goal Efficiency G E   48% 41%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Dinamo Zagreb 3 3 0 0 11 1 2 2 0 0 10 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 10 9
2 Gorica 3 3 0 0 10 4 1 1 0 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 7 2 6 9
3 Hajduk Split 3 2 1 0 6 3 2 1 1 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 7
4 Rijeka 3 2 0 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
5 Varazdin 3 1 1 1 3 6 2 0 1 1 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 -3 4
6 Lokomotiva Zagreb 3 1 1 1 2 7 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 7 -5 4
7 Slaven Koprivnica 3 0 2 1 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 -1 2
8 Osijek 3 0 1 2 2 6 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 4 -4 1
9 Sibenik 3 0 0 3 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 3 5 -3 0
10 Istra 1961 3 0 0 3 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 -4 0
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Young Boys 36 23 7 6 80 41 18 16 2 0 51 15 18 7 5 6 29 26 39 76
2 St. Gallen 36 21 5 10 79 56 18 11 2 5 42 29 18 10 3 5 37 27 23 68
3 Basel 36 18 8 10 74 38 18 11 4 3 42 17 18 7 4 7 32 21 36 62
4 Servette 36 12 13 11 57 48 18 8 7 3 29 15 18 4 6 8 28 33 9 49
5 Lugano 36 11 14 11 46 46 18 6 8 4 18 17 18 5 6 7 28 29 0 47
6 Luzern 36 13 7 16 42 50 18 8 4 6 28 25 18 5 3 10 14 25 -8 46
7 Zurich 36 12 7 17 45 72 18 7 3 8 26 41 18 5 4 9 19 31 -27 43
8 Sion 36 10 9 17 40 55 18 4 6 8 22 28 18 6 3 9 18 27 -15 39
9 Thun 36 10 8 18 45 67 18 7 4 7 26 29 18 3 4 11 19 38 -22 38
10 Neuchatel Xamax 36 5 12 19 33 68 18 2 5 11 15 26 18 3 7 8 18 42 -35 27

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.