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FC Sion will face off against guests FC Basel 1893 at Stade de Tourbillon in the Super League clash on Sunday.
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FC Sion will be hoping for a better result following a 6-2 Super League loss in their previous game against FC Zürich.
In that game, FC Sion had 43% possession and 14 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Sion was Filip Stojilković (33'). FC Zürich had 18 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Assan Ceesay (3', 48', 72', 90'), Fidan Aliti (63' Own goal), Antonio Marchesano (75') and Akaki Gogia (87') scored for FC Zürich.
It’s not been often in recent games that FC Sion have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that FC Sion have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 17 goals on the way. Still, we must now wait to see whether the trend might be sustained in this game.
Going into this encounter, FC Sion haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches at home.
FC Basel 1893
Previously, FC Basel 1893 drew 1-1 in the Super League match with FC Luzern.
In that game, FC Basel 1893 had 65% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for FC Basel 1893 was Valentin Stocker (68'). On the other side, FC Luzern got 12 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Jordy Wehrmann (78') was the scorer for FC Luzern.
A sequence of reliable displays from the FC Basel 1893 defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 clashes overall. In that time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 13.
Coming into this fixture, FC Basel 1893 are unbeaten in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 08/07/2020 tells us that FC Sion have won 2 of these and FC Basel 1893 3, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
Those games weren’t short on goals, either, with 27 in all at an average of 4.5 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture between these sides was Super League match day 2 on 01/08/2021 when it ended FC Basel 1893 6-1 FC Sion.
In that match, FC Basel 1893 had 52% possession and 31 attempts at goal with 13 of them on target. Goals were scored by Pajtim Kasami (4'), Sergio López (15'), Eray Cömert (21'), Sebastiano Esposito (42'), Arthur Cabral (44') and Edon Zhegrova (55').
FC Sion got 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Filip Stojilković (88') was the scorer.
The referee was Urs Schnyder.
Team News: FC Sion
Musa Araz (Unknown Injury), Siyar Doldur (Unknown Injury), Dennis Iapichino (Unknown Injury) and Baltazar (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for FC Sion manager Marco Walker.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
FC Basel 1893 boss Patrick Rahmen has some current player fitness concerns. Andrea Padula (Cartilage Damage) and Gonçalo Cardoso (Torn Muscle Fibre) are not able to play.
In our view, FC Basel 1893 will, in all probability, dominate possession and create several successful chances.
At the same time, FC Sion may well struggle finding the net themselves but we do fancy them scoring here.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 1-3 victory for FC Basel 1893 at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de Tourbillon (14,283)
Captain: Serey Dié
Chairman: Christian Constantin
Manager: Marco Walker
Competitions: Super League position 7
⭐ Key Man: Guillaume Hoarau
Typically taking up the Striker position, Guillaume Hoarau was born in Saint Louis, France. After making a first senior appearance for Havre AC in the 2003 - 2004 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 season so far in 7 appearances.