Schalke 04 vs Basel 11/12/2013 Free UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick and Preview
Shalke 04(2-1-2) Basel (2-2-1)
Wednesday 11th December 2013 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Schalke04 8/11 Draw 11/4 Basel 15/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: sky sports; fox soccer to go
Earlier in the Group stages Schalke04 mugged Basel, in Switzerland, winning the game 1-0. Basel had dominated that match for long periods but just couldnt find the net through a combination of bad luck, good defending and poor finishing. But Basel come into this game off the back of a terrific win at home against Chelsea and if Basel do not quallify they can only blame themselves having picked up only two points against Steau Bucharest which included conceding an 88th minute equaliser against in Romania. Basel are a tough side to break down and up front they have some quality finishers with Salah, Strellar and Sio all game changers. Personally I think Hakan Yakan's Basel will go to Germany and get something from the game to get them to the last 16. A draw is enough for the visitors but I wouldnt be surprised if they hit Schalke on the counter attack and win the game outright. Shalke's main problems will be scoing goals as they really miss Klass Jan Huntelaar up front, the dutchman is out until January with an Injury and his absence is really felt through out the Veltins Arena. Tonight's game should be tense and a good watch but I'm taking Basel +1 on the handicap at the genrous odds of 11/10.