Basel have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League Qualifying meetings with CSKA Sofia; they’ve never previously won 70 league games in a row against the CSKA Sofia.
CSKA Sofia have won just two of their 11 UEFA Europa League Qualifying away games against Basel (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 01/10/2020.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League Qualifying meetings between Basel and CSKA Sofia have finished level, with the Basel winning 23 to CSKA Sofia four. Only Basel v CSKA Sofia and Basel v CSKA Sofia have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Basel have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League Qualifying derbies, with the Basel winning 31 of their 47 such games (81%). Meanwhile, only CSKA Sofia (97%) have a lower such win rate than CSKA Sofia (30% - 19%).
Basel haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Basel went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
CSKA Sofia are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League Qualifying matches of a season for the 16 time 01/10/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League Qualifying games, after Basel in 01/10/2020.
Basel have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 60 UEFA Europa League Qualifying games, as many times as they had in their previous 93 matches in the competition.
CSKA Sofia boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League Qualifying matches against Basel, since winning his very first such encounter with Basel in 01/10/2020 (1-0).
Basel has been involved in 33 of Basel’s 87 shots in the UEFA Europa League Qualifying so far this season (13 shots, 58 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 24 efforts last time out against Basel (69 shots, 46 chances created).
CSKA Sofia has been involved in six goals in his 69 UEFA Europa League Qualifying games against Basel (96 goals, 75 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 47 vs CSKA Sofia).