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FC Luzern meet visitors Grasshopper Club Zürich at Swissporarena in the Super League match on Saturday.
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FC Luzern enter this game coming off the back of a 1-1 Super League tied result against FC Lausanne-Sport.
In that match, FC Luzern managed 60% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for FC Luzern was Silvan Sidler (62'). FC Lausanne-Sport got 10 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Elton Monteiro (27') scored for FC Lausanne-Sport.
Fixtures featuring FC Luzern have proved to be entertaining affairs recently with high scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, a total of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 5 of these being chalked up by FC Luzern.
Pre-game facts show that FC Luzern:
- are unbeaten in the league by Grasshopper Club Zürich in their previous 8 games. Quite a long unbeaten run against them.
- have not won at home in their last 4 matches in the league. Things will have to change soon.
Grasshopper Club Zürich
In the game prior to this, Grasshopper Club Zürich drew 1-1 in the Super League tie with Servette FC.
In that match, Grasshopper Club Zürich had 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Grasshopper Club Zürich was Leonardo Campana (37'). On the other side, Servette FC got 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Timothé Cognat (20') scored for Servette FC.
The stats tell the story, and Grasshopper Club Zürich have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 7 goals in all. Defensively, Grasshopper Club Zürich certainly have room for improvement. In any event, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend will be maintained in this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that Grasshopper Club Zürich:
- have not won against FC Luzern when they have played them away from home in the previous 10 league games. Very poor away form.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Delving into their past head to head results stretching back to 13/05/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Grasshopper Club Zürich. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all while FC Luzern have managed to find a way, getting wins in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
19 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 14 for Die Leuchten and 5 belonging to GCZ. The average goals per game has been 3.17.
Team News: FC Luzern
Samuel Alabi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Simon Grether (Unknown Injury), Pascal Schürpf (Unknown Injury), Tsiy William Ndenge (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Marius Müller (Pelvis Injury) will be missing for FC Luzern gaffer Fabio Celestini.
Team News: Grasshopper Club Zürich
Grasshopper Club Zürich manager Giorgio Contini has multiple availability issues to deal with. Giotto Morandi (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Léo Bonatini (Torn Meniscus), Amir Abrashi (Torn Muscle Fibre), Nadjack (Patella rupture), Ermir Lenjani (Ruptured ankle ligament) and André Santos (Torn Ankle Ligament) will not be playing here.
Our assessment is that Grasshopper Club Zürich are likely to find the net against this FC Luzern outfit, but that isn’t expected to be enough to avoid a loss.
We can see both teams to score in a 2-1 win for FC Luzern at the end of the 90 minutes. Hopefully this is a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Swissporarena (16,490)
Captain: Dejan Sorgić
Chairman: Stefan Wolf
Manager: Fabio Celestini
Competitions: Super League position 10, Conference League Qualifiers (3rd Qualifying Round)
⭐ Key Man: Ibrahima Ndiaye
Mostly used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Ibrahima Ndiaye was born in Senegal. Having played his first senior match for FC Luzern in the 2019 - 2020 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 2 league goals in the Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign to date from a total of 5 appearances.