Swiss side Basel have made Champions League football somewhat of a regular occurrence, as they qualify as champions of the Swiss Super League, a title they have won sixteen times and eight times in the last eleven years. Basel qualified for the Champions League last year but failed to get past the second qualifying round. They did however go on to reach the semi-finals of the Europa League. The Swiss side will be considered outsiders for the Champions league title and may well struggle to get out of their group again.
|Qualified:||1st Swiss League|
19:45 - Wed 11th December 2013 - Schalke 04 v FC Basel
FC Basel are a general 750/1 shot to win the Champions League and more realistic odds might be to look at what price they are to get out of their group.
|Date||Home Team||Away Team|
|18th Sep 13||Chelsea||1 - 2||Basel|
|1st Oct 13||Basel||0 - 1||Schalke 04|
|22nd Oct 13||Steaua Bucharest||1 - 1||Basel|
|6th Nov 13||Basel||1 - 1||Steaua Bucharest|
|26th Nov 13||Basel||1 - 0||Chelsea|
|11th Dec 13||Schalke 04||19:45||Basel|
Basel qualified for the Champions League group stages courtesy winning the Swiss Super League and while they have been a dominant force in Swiss football in recent years, progress in Europe has been somewhat slower.
Basel's talisman is undoubtedly the Swiss International Marco Streller, who leads the line in attack. Other notable players include Mohamed Salah and Matias Emilio Delgado.