Servette didn’t shine in the 0-1 away win against Winterthur, but found an open spaces, and „hit” on counterattack in the 52nd minute, while had a crossbar in the 80th minute. There is no time for celebrations, because they are obliged to get two more victories in the last games, to secure the 2nd place and make a historic qualification for the Champions league group stage.
Basel was fairly eliminated in the semi-finals of the Conference League by Fiorentina after extra time. The 1-2 win in the first leg in Italy gave them a slight lead in qualification, but in the second leg, they were really bad. They faced huge defensive problems, especially in aerial duels, and showed a few things offensively. In the championship, they were defeated 6-1 by St. Gallen away from home, and took only 1 point against Lugano at home. In two rounds until the end of the season, they have -4 points from 3rd placed Luzern, and today have some key absences like Adams (27/1), Calafiori (22/0), Xhaka (20/0), López (19/1), and Comas (13/2).
Servette is in form, has three consecutive wins and seeks to stay in 2nd place. Basel were eliminated in the semi-finals of the Conference League and are now focusing on the league, with the aim of getting out to Europe. The hosts are in a better situation with only 1 defeat in 17 home matches and I think that will give their best to score an important victory.