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The Challenge League clash at Stade de la Maladière on Friday will see home team Neuchatel Xamax FC welcoming opponents FC Aarau.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Neuchatel Xamax FC v FC Aarau can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Neuchatel Xamax FC will play in this game after a 0-0 Challenge League drawn match versus FC Aarau.
Stéphane Henchoz's Neuchatel Xamax FC have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 10 times in their last six outings. The comparative number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures is 7.
Looking at their form, and FC Aarau have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 16 goals overall. At the back, FC Aarau have seen their frailties exposed. We will have to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
Team News: Neuchatel Xamax FC
The Neuchatel Xamax FC manager Stéphane Henchoz will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
In our view, Neuchatel Xamax FC could opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation for this game and select Okan Kocuk, Hayrullah Bilazer, Sergen Picinciol, Alexis Perez, Aziz Behich, Hamidou Traore, Flavio, Fousseni Diabate, Chiquinho, Serginho and Mehmet Umut Nayir.
Team News: FC Aarau
FC Aarau has multiple availability issues to deal with. Arijan Qollaku (Unknown Injury) and Shkelqim Vladi (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game.
We are inclined to think that FC Aarau might play in a 4-2-3-1 system, choosing Arijanet Muric, Jonas Svensson, Samet Akaydin, Tayyib Sanuc, Joher Khadim Rassoul, Gokhan Inler, Sinan Kurt, Yunus Akgun, Birkir Bjarnason, Matias Vargas and Britt Assombalonga.
We believe that Neuchatel Xamax FC will likely be able to breach the defence of this FC Aarau lineup, however a single goal possibly won’t quite be enough.
We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 1-2 victory for FC Aarau when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Stadium: Stade de la Maladière (11,977)
Captain: Laurent Walthert
Chairman: Christian Binggeli
Manager: Stéphane Henchoz
Competitions: Challenge League position 6