The Swiss Super League title has changed hands, and Kev's backing the new champions to defeat the old ones this afternoon.
"Newly-crowned champions Young Boys haven't lost any of their last six league games against Basel."
FC Basel v Young Boys
Thursday 10 May, 15:00
Boys from Berne to make a statement
Our Dynamo failed to charge last night, as the men from Kiev slipped to a 2-0 defeat against old foes Shakhtar Donetsk in the Ukrainian Cup final. We move on.
It's time to nip over to Switzerland now, before the Swiss Super League season draws to a close. Newly-crowned champions Young Boys visit the team whose stranglehold on the league they have broken - FC Basel.
Basel won every Swiss league title from 2010 to 2017, but selling their best players every summer finally caught up with them. The likes of Mohamed Salah, Xherdan Shaqiri, Granit Xhaka and Breel Embolo are all Basel alumni, and while the current team excelled in the Champions League by reaching the last 16 and securing a famous (if ultimately futile) win at Manchester City, they slipped behind domestically.
Young Boys have taken advantage of Basel's drop in form, and have secured their first title since 1986. Former Red Bull Salzburg coach Adi Hutter has done a magnificent job, and his team is currently 13 points clear of Basel at the top. They have lost just three of their 33 league matches, and have smashed in a league-high 78 goals.
Young Boys haven't lost any of their last six Super League meetings with Basel, a run that stretches back to August 2016. I can't really understand why Basel are priced at [2.16] to win this, so let's use the Double Chance market to take them on.
Points Staked: 72
Points Returned: 75.9
P/L: +3.9 points
Back Draw or Away in the Double Chance market at [1.85]