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The Challenge League game at Stade de la Maladière on Sunday will see home side Neuchatel Xamax FC take on FC Schaffhausen.
All Neuchatel Xamax FC v FC Schaffhausen match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Neuchatel Xamax FC will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-1 Challenge League losing effort in their last game against FC Yverdon-Sports.
The only name on the scoresheet from Neuchatel Xamax FC was Raphaël Nuzzolo (16'). Koro Koné (4', 72') was the scorer for FC Yverdon-Sports.
Neuchatel Xamax FC have been finding it hard to keep clean sheets lately, although they have also found ways to score goals themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Neuchatel Xamax FC have seen their goal breached in 6 of them while also scoring in 6 of those matches. Such a trend won’t necessarily follow through into this match, however.
Their prior results show that Neuchatel Xamax FC:
- have not beaten FC Schaffhausen in their last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 6 home league matches.
FC Schaffhausen will go into this match following a 1-0 Challenge League win vs AC Bellinzona in their previous match.
The only scorer from FC Schaffhausen was Raúl Bobadilla (22').
In the course of their 6 latest matches, Martin Andermatt's FC Schaffhausen have fired home a total of 6 times, giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Schaffhausen:
- have not registered a win against Neuchatel Xamax FC when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not won away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes going back to 01/10/2021 shows that Neuchatel Xamax FC have won 1 of these games and FC Schaffhausen 4, with the tally of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Xamax and 13 netted by Schaffhausen. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league game between the two was Challenge League match day 12 on 17/10/2022 and the score finished Neuchatel Xamax FC 1-1 FC Schaffhausen.
Team News: Neuchatel Xamax FC
The Neuchatel Xamax FC manager Stéphane Henchoz will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: FC Schaffhausen
FC Schaffhausen manager Martin Andermatt has to currently contend with reduced team options. Patrick Luan (Unknown Injury), Leonit Sahitaj (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Sangoné Sarr (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that FC Schaffhausen certainly have the ability to put one past this Neuchatel Xamax FC outfit, however that probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 winning margin for Neuchatel Xamax FC at full-time. Expecting it to be very competitive.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Stadium: Stade de la Maladière (11,977)
Captain: Laurent Walthert
Chairman: Christian Binggeli
Manager: Stéphane Henchoz
Competitions: Challenge League position 10