FC Sion head to Stade de la Tuilière on Thursday for the Super League fixture with home side FC Lausanne-Sport.
Our FC Lausanne-Sport v FC Sion predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
FC Lausanne-Sport prepare for this match following on from a 2-2 Super League drawn game versus FC Zürich.
In that game, FC Lausanne-Sport had 50% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For FC Lausanne-Sport, the goals were scored by Goduine Koyalipou (32') and Stjepan Kukuruzović (63'). On the other side, FC Zürich had 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Assan Ceesay (56') and Antonio Marchesano (92') scored for FC Zürich.
Matches with FC Lausanne-Sport have tended to be lively encounters recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of them belonging to FC Lausanne-Sport.
Their prior results show that FC Lausanne-Sport:
- have not emerged victorious against FC Sion in their last 11 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
After a loss in their previous game against FC Luzern in Super League competition, FC Sion will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, FC Sion had 53% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for FC Sion was Anto Grgić (86'). FC Luzern got 15 shots at goal with 7 on target. Dejan Sorgić (44'), Marvin Schulz (57') and Mohamed Dräger (72') scored for FC Luzern.
During their 6 most recent matches, Paolo Tramezzani's FC Sion have fired home a total of 7 times thus earning them the goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Ahead of this clash, FC Sion remain unbeaten by FC Lausanne-Sport in away games against them for the last 8 league matches. What an away run they have had against them.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head results going back to 23/01/2021 tells us that these encounters have not been kind to FC Lausanne-Sport. They’ve not been able to get themselves any victories whatsoever while FC Sion have simply been better than them, getting wins in 67% of those ties.
In all, 12 goals were scored between them in this period, with 3 of them for Lausanne and 9 being from Sion. That is an average goals per game value of 2.
The last league encounter featuring these clubs was Super League match day 24 on 02/03/2022 when the final score was FC Sion 1-0 FC Lausanne-Sport.
That day, FC Sion managed 53% possession and 3 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer was Giovanni Sio (63').
On the other side, FC Lausanne-Sport got 16 shots on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by Luca Piccolo.
Team News: FC Lausanne-Sport
Sofiane Alakouch (Unknown Injury), Aldin Turkes (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Toichi Suzuki (Unknown Injury) and Lamine Koné (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for FC Lausanne-Sport manager Alain Casanova. Mayron George will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It looks as if FC Lausanne-Sport should go for a 3-1-4-2 system in the match, utilising Thomas Castella, Armel Zohouri, Simone Grippo, Anel Husic, Adrien Trebel, Hicham Mahou, Jean N'Guessan, Stjepan Kukuruzovic, Trae Coyle, Goduine Koyalipou and Zeki Amdouni.
Team News: FC Sion
FC Sion manager Paolo Tramezzani has some current player fitness concerns. Timothy Fayulu (Unknown Injury), Arian Kabashi (Unknown Injury) and Wesley (Unknown Injury) will miss out on this game. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Kader Keita, Vagner, Geoffroy Serey Dié and Ivan Martic.
We are inclined to think that FC Sion seem most likely to elect for a 3-1-4-2 formation, settling for Kevin Fickentscher, Jan Bamert, Birama Ndoye, Loris Benito, Luca Zuffi, Dimitri Kevin Cavare, Baltazar, Anto Grgic, Itaitinga, Filip Stojilkovic and Gaëtan Karlen.
We feel that in this game, FC Lausanne-Sport are capable enough to put a goal past this FC Sion team, although just one goal is unlikely to prevent defeat.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 1-2 winning margin for FC Sion after the 90. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Tuilière (12,544)
Captain: Stjepan Kukuruzović
Chairman: Bob Ratcliffe
Manager: Alain Casanova
Competitions: Super League position 10
🔑 Star Man: Brahima Ouattara
Mostly used in the Left Wing position, Brahima Ouattara was born in Ivory Coast. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Lausanne-Sport in the 2020 - 2021 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 31 appearances.