It's do or die for Hearts
If Hearts fail to take anything from this match, The final remaining game against Ferencevaros will be nothing more than a pride match.
So far in this group, Hearts have failed to find the back of the net, let alone win a point, after the opening 2 matches were lost 3-0 away to Feyenoord, and 1-0 to the Germans, Schalke 04.
The mood in the Hearts camp must be somewhat subdued after the defeat to Motherwell in the league on Saturday. That was Hearts' first defeat outside the old firm at Tynecastle for well over 2 years, makes it an even more bitter pill to swallow.
FC Basle are a completely different prospect to that of Motherwell though. Basle recently lost to mid-table Schaffhausen, so there is a chink in the Basle armour! Saying that, Basle are still currently sitting in pole position in the Swiss Ligue Nationale, a full 4 points clear of FC Thun after 14 games.
Hearts will be without the suspended Paddy Kisnorbo, after the midfielder was red carded against Schalke for diving. The Jam Tarts will have to have more Heart than ever for this one. Robbo should deploy a 4-3-3 formation again, which to an extent looked attractive against Motherwell until Maybury was ordered off.
JUST GO FOR IT HEARTS! MAKE US PROUD!!!