Uhren Cup recently celebrated 50 years of existence and the friendly tournament held in the Switzerland continues to be very popular among European football clubs. Basel won the last cup and kick-started this campaign with an emphatic 3-0 victory over Düsseldorf and will now try to replicate that success against Red Star Belgrade.
Bet: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: Skybet 2.25
Swiss teams have won the overwhelming majority of Uhren Cups and Basel is favorite to retain the trophy, after their countrymen Grasshoppers lost the opening game. Red Star Belgrade was the executioner and the Serbian team secured a narrow margin of victory by fielding a defensive minded starting formation. Mudrinski and Milijas are the two strikers that coach Stojanovic needs to choose between, and it is very likely for him to give credits to Mudrinski once again.
He scored the sole goal against Grasshoppers and was also the top scorer throughout the regular season in the Serbian championship. Basel has homepage advantage and the hosts take the Uhren Cup seriously, trying to add another trophy on their already impressive list. Despite winning by three goals to none against Düsseldorf, they appear to be more concerned about keeping a clean sheet, something that they’ve achieved in the previous two games. Veterans Streller and Frei scored more goals in the domestic league, but coach Yakin chose to give younger Bobadilla and Salah a chance to prove their worth.
Homepage advantage will prompt Basel to take the initiative early in the game, but they will have a hard time in breaking Red Star Belgrade’s defense. There is huge value in odds of 2.25 with Skybet for less than 2.5 goals to be scored, making this the ideal wager for those who choose to bet on Uhren Cup games.