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The Super League fixture at St. Jakob-Park on Thursday sees home side FC Basel 1893 take on Grasshopper Club Zürich.
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FC Basel 1893
FC Basel 1893 will play in this game after a 0-0 Super League tied result versus FC Lausanne-Sport.
In that match, FC Basel 1893 managed 57% possession and 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For their opponents, FC Lausanne-Sport had 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Guillermo Abascal's FC Basel 1893 have scored a sum total of 7 times in their preceding six outings. The comparative number of goals that they have conceded in that same time stands at 6.
Going into this contest, FC Basel 1893 are unbeaten in the league by Grasshopper Club Zürich in their previous 15 games. A very long unbeaten run against them.
Grasshopper Club Zürich
After a loss in their previous game against FC Sion in Super League action, Grasshopper Club Zürich and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Grasshopper Club Zürich managed 54% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. FC Sion got 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Filip Stojilković (70') was the scorer for FC Sion.
The stats don’t lie, and Grasshopper Club Zürich have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 6 goals in all. In defence, Grasshopper Club Zürich have clearly had some problems. That sort of trend might not be sustained into this next game, though.
Taking a look at their past results, Grasshopper Club Zürich:
- are winless against FC Basel 1893 in away games against them for the last 7 league matches. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not lost to FC Basel 1893 in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 27/10/2018 tells us that these fixtures have been miserable for Grasshopper Club Zürich. They’ve not been able to register any wins whatsoever whereas FC Basel 1893 have remained in the ascendancy, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A total of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 15 of them for Basel and 5 coming from GCZ. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Super League match day 27 on 20/03/2022 and the score finished Grasshopper Club Zürich 2-4 FC Basel 1893.
That day, Grasshopper Club Zürich had 47% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorers were Kaly Sène (24') and Hayao Kawabe (38').
On the other side, FC Basel 1893 had 11 shots on goal with 5 on target. Liam Millar (16'), Michael Lang (44') and Ádám Szalai (52', 79') scored.
The referee was Urs Schnyder.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
It seems likely that Basel look set to line up in a 4-2-3-1 system for the game with Heinz Lindner, Michael Lang, Andy Pelmard, Strahinja Pavlovic, Noah Katterbach, Wouter Burger, Taulant Xhaka, Liam Chipperfield, Fabian Frei, Sebastiano Esposito and Adam Szalai.
Team News: Grasshopper Club Zürich
Grasshopper Club Zürich manager Giorgio Contini has to choose a team with limited availability. Georg Margreitter (Syndesmotic ligament tear), Dion Kacuri (Unknown Injury), Florian Hoxha (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Petar Pusic (Corona virus), Sang-bin Jeong (Unknown Injury) and Tomás Ribeiro (Meniscal Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
From our viewpoint, GCZ could decide to utilise a 3-4-2-1 formation, starting the game with André Moreira, Allan Arigoni, Noah Loosli, Ayumu Seko, Bendegúz Bolla, Hayao Kawabe, Christian Herc, Dominik Schmid, Francis Momoh, Giotto Morandi and Léo Bonatini.
In our view, FC Basel 1893 are likely to convert a lot of goal-scoring opportunities.
At the other end, Grasshopper Club Zürich will be up against it to get a goal of their own although we do reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
We’re tipping a controlled 3-1 victory for FC Basel 1893 come full-time.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
FC Basel 1893
Stadium: St. Jakob-Park (37,994)
Captain: Valentin Stocker
Chairman: Reto Baumgartner
Manager: Guillermo Abascal
Competitions: Super League position 2, Conference League Qualifiers (2nd Qualifying), Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round), Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round)
🔑 Key Man: Liam Millar
Normally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Liam Millar was born in Toronto, Canada. After having played his first senior match for Kilmarnock in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 7 league goals in the Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in 31 appearances.