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The Super League game at Stadion Wankdorf on Saturday will see home team BSC Young Boys take on FC Zürich.
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BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys go into this match after a 1-1 Super League stalemate against FC Basel 1893.
In that match, BSC Young Boys managed 39% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for BSC Young Boys was Jordy Siebatcheu (20'). For their opponents, FC Basel 1893 got 13 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Sebastiano Esposito (52') was the scorer for FC Basel 1893.
BSC Young Boys have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, although they’ve also found ways to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that BSC Young Boys have been punished defensively in 6 of them as well as scoring in 5 of those matches.
Coming into this fixture, BSC Young Boys have not been beaten in the league by FC Zürich in their last 23 games. A very long unbeaten run against them.
In the game prior to this, FC Zürich drew 3-3 in the Super League match with St Gallen.
In that game, FC Zürich managed 41% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For FC Zürich, the goals were scored by Akaki Gogia (23'), Antonio Marchesano (59') and Wilfired Gnonto (76'). On the other side, St Gallen had 17 shots at goal with 6 on target. Jérémy Guillemenot (20'), Michael Kempter (39') and Ousmane Diakité (67') scored for St Gallen.
In their previous 6 clashes, FC Zürich have bagged a total of 17 goals. FC Zürich have also not failed to score on each one of those occasions. Over that period, their defenders have had 7 goals scored by their opponents. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, though.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Zürich:
- have not beaten BSC Young Boys in games played away from home for the previous 12 matches in the league. A very poor run of away results.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head results stretching back to 19/06/2020 reveals that these encounters have not been kind to FC Zürich. They have not been able to get any wins at all whereas BSC Young Boys have maintained the edge over them, running out winners in 100% of those match-ups.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 25 in all at an average of 4.17 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Super League match day 30 on 22/04/2021 when the final score was FC Zürich 1-2 BSC Young Boys.
That day, FC Zürich had 41% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Goals were scored by Kryeziu (7' Own goal) and Blaž Kramer (29').
On the other side, BSC Young Boys had 13 shots on goal with 1 on target. Felix Mambimbi (23') scored.
The referee was Adrien Jaccottet.
Team News: BSC Young Boys
Joël Monteiro (Knee Surgery), Jordan Lefort (Muscle Injury), Esteban Petignat (Unknown Injury), Jean-Pierre Nsame (Achilles tendon rupture) and Fabian Lustenberger (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be available for BSC Young Boys gaffer David Wagner. Quentin Maceiras will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: FC Zürich
FC Zürich manager André Breitenreiter has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Blaz Kramer (Unknown Injury), Salim Khelifi (Foot Injury), Aiyegun Tosin (Foot Injury) and Blerim Dzemaili (Knee Injury) are those who can’t be considered. Mirlind Kryeziu will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
In this match, FC Zürich have enough to break down this BSC Young Boys side, however that may not quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We are anticipating both teams to score in a 2-1 win for BSC Young Boys by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
BSC Young Boys
Stadium: Stadion Wankdorf (31,120)
Captain: Fabian Lustenberger
Chairman: Hanspeter Kienberger
Manager: David Wagner
Competitions: Super League position 7, Champions League (Group F), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
⭐ Key Player: Meschak Elia
Typically playing in the Striker position, Meschak Elia was born in Kinshasa, DR Congo (Zaire). Having played his first senior match for TP Mazembe in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has got 2 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 3 appearances.