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The Super League clash at Stadion Letzigrund on Sunday will see hosts Grasshopper Club Zürich ready themselves for the challenge from opponents FC Sion.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Grasshopper Club Zürich v FC Sion match are shown here (including the best match odds).
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Grasshopper Club Zürich prepare for this fixture following on from a 1-1 Super League stalemate vs Lugano.
In that game, Grasshopper Club Zürich had 47% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Grasshopper Club Zürich was Léo Bonatini (58'). Lugano had 12 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Jonathan Sabbatini (75') was the scorer for Lugano.
It’s not been often in recent games where Grasshopper Club Zürich haven’t conceded. The reality is that Grasshopper Club Zürich have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 9 goals along the way.
Heading into this contest, Grasshopper Club Zürich haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Following on from being defeated in their last game at the hands of BSC Young Boys in Super League competition, FC Sion and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, FC Sion managed 39% possession and 15 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for FC Sion was Filip Stojilković (79'). On the other side, BSC Young Boys had 15 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Vincent Sierro (65') and Jordan Siebatcheu Pefok (97') scored for BSC Young Boys.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving FC Sion, three or more goals have gone in. The overall average number of goals per game in that time is 3.17, with the number of goals averaged by FC Sion standing at 1. We will have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Head to head
A look at their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 21/10/2018 shows that Grasshopper Club Zürich have won 2 of these & FC Sion 3, with the number of drawn games being 1.
16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 6 of them from GCZ and 10 netted by Sion. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league meeting between the two was Super League match day 19 on 30/01/2022 when it ended FC Sion 2-0 Grasshopper Club Zürich.
In that match, FC Sion managed 42% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player to score was Jan Bamert (29').
Grasshopper Club Zürich got 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Noah Loosli (69' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Alain Bieri.
Team News: Grasshopper Club Zürich
Petar Pusic (Corona virus), Tomás Ribeiro (Meniscal Injury), Georg Margreitter (Syndesmotic ligament tear), Sang-bin Jeong (Unknown Injury), Florian Hoxha (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Kaly Sène (groin strain) will not be taking part for Grasshopper Club Zürich boss Giorgio Contini.
It’s our opinion that GCZ could line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation with Andre Moreira, Allan Arigoni, Noah Loosli, Ayumu Seko, Bendeguz Bolla, Christian Herc, Hayao Kawabe, Dominik Schmid, Giotto Morandi, Francis Momoh and Leo Bonatini.
Team News: FC Sion
FC Sion boss Paolo Tramezzani has multiple availability issues to deal with. Wesley (Unknown Injury), Timothy Fayulu (Unknown Injury) and Arian Kabashi (Unknown Injury) will not be playing here. The players who will not be able to play in this game through being suspended are Kader Keita, Vagner, Geoffroy Serey Dié and Ivan Martic.
It’s our belief that FC Sion might begin the game with a 3-4-1-2 lineup, settling for Kevin Fickentscher, Nathanael Saintini, Birama Ndoye, Jan Bamert, Dimitri Cavare, Anto Grgic, Luca Zuffi, Marquinhos Cipriano, Baltazar, Itaitinga and Filip Stojilkovic.
In this match, FC Sion will likely be able to put a goal past this Grasshopper Club Zürich team, however that isn’t expected to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Grasshopper Club Zürich after the 90. Could easily see this go either way.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund (26,104)
Captain: Amir Abrashi
Chairman: Sky Sun
Manager: Giorgio Contini
Competitions: Super League position 7
🔑 Key Man: Kaly Sène
Usually deployed in the Right Wing position, Kaly Sène was born in Dakar, Senegal. After having played his first senior match for FC Basel 1893 in the 2020 - 2021 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 10 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 23 appearances.