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The Super League tie at Stade de Tourbillon on Saturday sees home side FC Sion take to the field against FC Zürich.
Our FC Sion v FC Zürich predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
FC Sion will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 0-1 Super League victory vs FC Luzern.
In that game, FC Sion managed 47% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for FC Sion was Itaitinga (71'). On the other side, FC Luzern had 18 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where FC Sion have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The facts show that FC Sion have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 14 goals along the way. Previous results aside, we must now wait to see whether that pattern shall be sustained in this match.
Taking a look at their past results, FC Sion:
- have not won against FC Zürich in their previous 5 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
FC Zürich go into this encounter following a 1-2 Super League win versus Servette FC in their previous fixture.
In that match, FC Zürich managed 39% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For FC Zürich, the goals were scored by Assan Ceesay (28') and Mirlind Kryeziu (44'). For their opponents, Servette FC had 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Kastriot Imeri (66') scored for Servette FC.
Looking at their form, and FC Zürich have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals in all. Defensively, FC Zürich could really do with shoring things up.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Zürich:
- have not beaten FC Sion when they've played them away from home in the last 5 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are undefeated by FC Sion when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 28/07/2020, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with FC Sion winning 1 of those games, FC Zürich 1 and 4 being draws in regulation time.
A combined sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 9 from Sion and 11 created by Der Stadtclub. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league clash between these clubs was Super League match day 9 on 03/10/2021 which finished with the scoreline of FC Zürich 6-2 FC Sion.
On that occasion, FC Zürich had 57% possession and 18 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorers were Assan Ceesay (3', 48', 72', 90'), Fidan Aliti (63' Own goal), Antonio Marchesano (75') and Akaki Gogia (87').
For their opponents, FC Sion had 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Filip Stojilković (33') scored.
The referee was Alain Bieri.
Team News: FC Sion
The FC Sion manager Paolo Tramezzani will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: FC Zürich
Due to a fully healthy group ready to go, the FC Zürich boss André Breitenreiter doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Our feeling is that FC Sion have the ability to score against this FC Zürich outfit, but one goal probably won’t be enough.
We’re going for a very close game with a 1-2 advantage for FC Zürich at full-time. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de Tourbillon (14,283)
Captain: Serey Dié
Chairman: Christian Constantin
Manager: Paolo Tramezzani
Competitions: Super League position 7
🔑 Key Man: Guillaume Hoarau
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Guillaume Hoarau was born in Saint Louis, France. After having played his first senior match for Havre AC in the 2003 - 2004 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 7 appearances.