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Thursday’s Conference League schedule features Lugano facing off with Bodo Glimt.
Our tips, poll and stats for Lugano v Bodo Glimt can all be found here (including the best match odds).
Lugano are hoping to win again following a 0-3 Swiss Cup victory against Lancy.
For Lugano, the goalscorers were Žan Celar (45', 80') and Mattia Bottani (90').
Fixtures featuring Lugano have usually been entertaining affairs recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past six games, a total of 25 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 18 of them coming from Lugano. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see whether the trend shall be maintained here in this match or not.
In their last fixture, Bodo Glimt drew 1-1 in the Eliteserien match with Rosenborg BK.
In that game, Bodo Glimt managed 60% possession and 16 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Bodo Glimt was Tobias Gulliksen (7'). At the other end, Rosenborg had 13 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Ole Christian Sæter (44') was the scorer for Rosenborg BK.
A very clinical Bodo Glimt have enjoyed getting themselves an absolute glut of goals over their last 6 clashes (18 to be precise). That has earned them the enviable mean average of 3 goals scored per match over this period.
Team News: Lugano
The Lugano manager Mattia Croci-Torti doesn’t have any fitness worries at all before this match owing to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
We are thinking that Lugano will possibly use the 4-3-3 system for this game and select Amir Saipi, Jhon Espinoza, Lars Lukas Mai, Kreshnik Hajrizi, Allan Arigoni, Uran Bislimi, Anto Grgic, Jonathan Sabbatini, Renato Steffen, Zan Celar and Mattia Bottani.
Team News: Bodo Glimt
Due to a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Bodo Glimt boss Kjetil Knutsen has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We believe Glimt appear most likely to elect for a 4-3-3 system, choosing Nikita Haikin, Brice Wembangomo, Brede Mathias Moe, Marius Lode, F. Andre Bjoerkan, Ulrik Saltnes, Patrick Berg, Albert Groenbaek, Adam Soerensen, Runar Espejord and Amahl Pellegrino.
We’re envisaging that Lugano may find it difficult to break down this Bodo Glimt side who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’re therefore tipping a good tussle with a 0-1 winning margin for Bodo Glimt at the end of this game.
Little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Di Cornaredo (6,390)
Captain: Jonathan Sabbatini
Chairman: Philippe Regazzoni
Manager: Mattia Croci-Torti
Competitions: Super League position 5, Swiss Cup (Round 2), Europa League Qualifiers (Play-Offs), Conference League (Group D)
🔑 Key Player: Shkelqim Vladi
Generally playing in the Striker position, Shkelqim Vladi was born in Thun, Switzerland. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Yverdon-Sports in the 2021 - 2022 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Super League 2023 - 2024 season so far in a total of 5 appearances.