BSC Young Boys journey to Swissporarena on Thursday for the Super League fixture with home team FC Luzern.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the FC Luzern v BSC Young Boys game - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Luzern fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-3 Super League victory over FC Sion.
In that game, FC Luzern had 47% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For FC Luzern, the goalscorers were Dejan Sorgić (44'), Marvin Schulz (57') and Mohamed Dräger (72'). On the other side, FC Sion got 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Anto Grgić (86') was the scorer for FC Sion.
Matches with FC Luzern have often been absorbing encounters lately with plenty of scoring expected. Over their past 6 clashes, a total of 23 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 15 of those being chalked up by FC Luzern.
Their prior results show that FC Luzern:
- haven't lost in the league to BSC Young Boys in their previous 2 games.
- have not beaten BSC Young Boys in their previous 8 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.
BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys go into this encounter following a 4-1 Super League win with the downing of St Gallen in their most recent fixture.
In that game, BSC Young Boys managed 43% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For BSC Young Boys, goals were scored by Meschak Elia (7', 68'), Wilfried Kanga (61') and Christian Fassnacht (62'). St Gallen had 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Jérémy Guillemenot (51') was the scorer for St Gallen.
BSC Young Boys have regularly broken through opposing defences in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 13 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, BSC Young Boys can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games. Previous results aside, it remains to be seen whether the trend might continue on in this game.
Going into this encounter, BSC Young Boys haven't been defeated by FC Luzern in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
A glance at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 06/12/2020 tells us that FC Luzern have won 0 of these & BSC Young Boys 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 29 in all at an average of 4.83 goals per meeting.
The last league clash featuring these sides was Super League match day 25 on 05/03/2022 when the final score was BSC Young Boys 2-2 FC Luzern.
That day, BSC Young Boys managed 46% possession and 28 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Jordan Siebatcheu Pefok (8') and Felix Mambimbi (10').
FC Luzern got 10 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Marco Burch (41') and Mohamed Dräger (85') scored.
The referee was Lukas Fähndrich.
Team News: FC Luzern
Pascal Loretz (Shoulder Injury) and Thoma Monney (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are unavailable for FC Luzern gaffer Mario Frick.
We think that Die Leuchten will possibly make use of the 4-3-1-2 formation for this one featuring Marius Müller, Mohamed Dräger, Marco Burch, Denis Simani, Martin Frydek, Marvin Schulz, Ardon Jasari, Christian Gentner, Samuele Campo, Dejan Sorgic and Asumah Abubakar.
Team News: BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys manager Matteo Vanetta has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Esteban Petignat (Knee Problems), Jordan Lefort (Shoulder Injury), Felix Mambimbi (Unknown Injury) and Jordan Siebatcheu (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here. Cheikh Niasse will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It’s our belief that BSC Young Boys will likely play in a 4-4-2 formation with a starting lineup of David von Ballmoos, Lewin Blum, Mohamed Ali Camara, Cedric Zesiger, Quentin Maceiras, Christian Fassnacht, Fabian Rieder, Vincent Sierro, Edimilson Fernandes, Meschak Elia and Wilfried Kanga Aka.
It looks to us that BSC Young Boys will probably have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
In contrast, FC Luzern will not find it easy scoring- but, we do see them scoring here as well.
We’re tipping a fairly comfortable 1-3 winning score for BSC Young Boys when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Swissporarena (16,490)
Captain: Dejan Sorgić
Chairman: Stefan Wolf
Manager: Mario Frick
Competitions: Super League position 9, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
⭐ Key Player: Dejan Sorgić
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Dejan Sorgić was born in Zug, Switzerland. After making a first senior appearance for FC Luzern in the 2006 - 2007 season, the dangerous Forward has got 6 league goals in the Super League 2021 - 2022 season so far in 28 appearances.