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FC Basel 1893 are the guests at Stockhorn Arena on Friday for the Super League clash with hosts FC Thun.
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FC Thun go into this match following on from a 1-1 Super League drawn result vs FC Sion.
The only scorer from FC Thun was Nikki Havenaar (84'). Birama Ndoye (80') was the scorer for FC Sion.
Matches featuring FC Thun have tended to be entertaining encounters of late with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past 6 clashes, a grand total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of those coming from Thun. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this match, though.
Going into this encounter, FC Thun are unbeaten in their previous 8 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
FC Basel 1893
In the game prior to this, FC Basel 1893 drew 4-4 in the Super League tie with Lugano.
For FC Basel 1893, goals were scored by Kemal Ademi (7', 67'), Fabian Frei (10') and Arthur Cabral (93'). Sandi Lovrić (6'), Jefferson (41'), Ákos Kecskés (45') and Christopher Lungoyi (79') scored for Lugano.
With their forward play coming to the fore of late, FC Basel 1893 have managed to bag a surfeit of goals over their last 6 clashes (18 in all). That has earned them the outstanding mean average of 3 goals scored per match over this time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, FC Basel 1893:
- remain undefeated by FC Thun when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 10/11/2018 shows that FC Thun have won 2 of these & FC Basel 1893 4, with the tally of drawn games standing at 0.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 23 in all which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Super League match day 22 on 15/02/2020 when the final score was FC Basel 1893 0-1 FC Thun.
The match was refereed by Alain Bieri.
Team News: FC Thun
Nicola Sutter (Unknown Injury) and Justin Roth (Unknown Injury) won’t be able to feature for Thun boss Marc Schneider.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
Basel boss Marcel Koller has multiple availability issues to deal with. Blas Riveros (Muscular problems), Luca Zuffi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Ramires (Unknown Injury) and Jonas Omlin (Hamstring Injury) miss out here. Fabian Frei is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We are of the inclination to think that FC Basel 1893 and FC Thun should end up playing out a closely-fought contest here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility but, again, we don’t expect it to end goalless. Therefore, we predict a hard-fought score draw at the end of the 90.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stockhorn Arena (10,014)
Captain: Dennis Hediger
Chairman: Markus Lüthi
Manager: Marc Schneider
Competitions: Super League position 8
⭐ Key Man: Simone Rapp
Regularly played in the Striker position, Simone Rapp was born in Switzerland. Having played his first senior match for FC Thun in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 5 league goals in this Super League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 30 appearances.