Fiorentina vs Basel: Europa Conference League Semi-Final Preview

Get ready for the exciting clash of Fiorentina vs Basel! Our prediction article covers the preview, head-to-head, and more.

Italian giants Fiorentina are set to clash against Swiss side Basel in the first leg of the Europa Conference League semi-finals at the Stadio Artemio Franchi on Thursday. The two teams will be looking to gain an upper hand in the tie as they aim to face either West Ham United or AZ Alkmaar in the final. (If you are interested in betting, then you should learn more about Orbit Exchange or Betting Exchange.)

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Fiorentina vs Basel Team News

Fiorentina’s star striker Arthur Cabral is set to miss the game due to injury. Cabral has been in fine form this season, scoring 15 goals including six in his last seven Conference League appearances. Luka Jovic is expected to lead the line in his absence. Veteran goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu is also sidelined, meaning that Pietro Terracciano will start between the sticks.

Meanwhile, Basel’s Arnau Comas and Fabian Frei are both unavailable due to injuries. The fitness of Andy Pelmard and Riccardo Calafiori is also in question. Zeki Amdouni and Andi Zeqiri, who have both scored five Conference League goals this season, will lead the line for the Swiss outfit.

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Fiorentina vs Basel Match Preview

Fiorentina come into the game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss to newly crowned Serie A champions Napoli. They have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions, but their impressive record in the Conference League cannot be overlooked. La Viola have lost just two of their 12 Conference League matches this season, winning nine games while scoring at least three goals on seven occasions.

With Fiorentina sitting eighth in the Serie A table, 12 points outside the top six, the Conference League represents their best chance of securing European football for next season. Manager Vincenzo Italiano will be hoping that his team can rediscover their winning form on Thursday.

Basel, on the other hand, secured their place in the semi-finals after a dramatic 4-3 aggregate win over Nice. They have struggled to replicate their European form on the domestic stage this season, with inconsistent results leaving them fifth in the Swiss Super League table.

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The Swiss outfit had to navigate through three qualifying rounds to make it to the Conference League group stage, defeating Crusaders, Brondby, and CSKA Sofia. They lost just one of their six group games, but their recent form in all competitions has been patchy with three wins, three draws, and three losses in their last nine outings.

Fiorentina vs Basel Prediction

Both Fiorentina and Basel come into the game with iffy form, but the Italian side has the advantage of playing at home. The absence of Cabral will be a blow for Fiorentina, but they still have a strong squad capable of getting the job done. We predict a 2-1 win for Fiorentina.

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