Basel vs Liverpool 10/01/2014 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Liverpool vs Basel
Wednesday 1st October 2014 17:00(GMT)
The Line: Basel 13/5 Draw 13/5 Liverpool 23/20 See the Latest Odds
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In round one Basel travelled to Madrid to face a Real Madrid team coming in off the back of two defeats, unfortunately for the swiss champions Real bounced back big time with a 5-1 win. Basel were over run early and often and just couldnt handle the power and pace of Real Madrids running. Luckily for Basel Liverpool are definitely not Real Madrid. Infact I am unsure as to why Liverpool are such heavy favourites, Basel under Paulo Sosa will be hard to beat and with Streller, Frei and Degen there is enough home grown talent in this Swiss side to understand how big a game this will be for Basel.
Liverpool have been simply awful for the last month, I cant see how Liverpool justify the heavy favourites tag and I am sure Brendan Rodgers will be planning a tactical affair, as no on thing Liverpool do not want is to underestimate the Swiss Champions.Inspirational captain Stephen Gerrard wa the match winner in round one converting a late penalty but the man that was Liverpools best player that night was Balotelli who pretty much did everything that was asked from him.
This is one of those ones that boggles my mind but I wont look a gift horse in the mouth. I am taking Basel +1 on the handicap and I will spread a little on the Basel outright market. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo