Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
FC Luzern line up against visiting side FC Basel 1893 at Swissporarena in the Super League meeting on Saturday.
To see all of our predictions, user poll & stats for FC Luzern v FC Basel 1893, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Luzern will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-1 Super League loss in their previous game against FC Lausanne-Sport.
In that game, FC Luzern managed 59% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for FC Luzern was Ibrahima NDiaye (71'). FC Lausanne-Sport got 4 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Lucas Da Cunha (31', 40') scored for FC Lausanne-Sport.
At least three goals per game have been seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where FC Luzern have been involved. Their opponents scored 11 of them in these games while Die Leuchten managed to get a total of 11.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Luzern:
- have not registered a win against FC Basel 1893 in their previous 4 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 home league matches.
FC Basel 1893
After a losing effort in their last game against FC Vaduz in Super League action, FC Basel 1893 and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, FC Basel 1893 managed 64% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 on target. For their opponents, FC Vaduz got 9 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Joël Schmied (37'), Denis Simani (56' Own goal) and Yannick Schmid (93') scored for FC Vaduz.
FC Basel 1893 have been good when going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 9 goals in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Basel have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 6 of those same clashes. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Ahead of this clash, FC Basel 1893 haven’t won away from home in the past 4 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/12/2019 shows us that FC Luzern have won 2 of them & FC Basel 1893 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined total of 19 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 of them from Die Leuchten and 11 for Basel. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The last league meeting featuring these clubs was Super League match day 25 on 13/03/2021 when it finished FC Basel 1893 4-1 FC Luzern.
The referee was Fedayi San.
Team News: FC Luzern
Silvan Sidler (Unknown Injury), Salah Aziz Binous (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Tsiy William Ndenge (Meniscal Injury), Dejan Sorgic (Unknown Injury) and Marvin Schulz (Intraarticular ligament crack in the ankle) won’t be able to feature for Luzern gaffer Fabio Celestini.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
Basel boss Ciriaco Sforza has to currently contend with reduced team options. Eray Cömert (Ill), Taulant Xhaka (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Elis Isufi (Unknown Injury), Andrea Padula (Cartilage Damage), Pajtim Kasami (Corona virus), Albian Hajdari (Ill) and Jorge (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
Our assessment is that FC Basel 1893 must be fancied to get a goal against this FC Luzern team, although it probably won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 victory for FC Luzern when all is said and done. Could easily see this go either way.
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: Christian Schwegler
Chairman: Philipp Studhalter
Manager: Fabio Celestini
Competitions: Super League position 8, Swiss Cup (Quarter-finals)
⭐ Star Man: Louis Schaub
Normally playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Louis Schaub was born in Fulda, Germany. Having made a first senior appearance for Rapid Vienna in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Midfielder has got 6 league goals in the Super League 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 26 appearances.