Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Lugano line up against the visiting FC Thun at Stadio Cornaredo in this Super League fixture on Wednesday.
View all Lugano v FC Thun tips, stats and our pre-match poll below including the latest game odds.
Lugano will play in this match coming off the back of a 3-3 Super League drawn result vs FC Luzern.
For Lugano, the goalscorers were Numa Lavanchy (15'), Sandi Lovrić (23') and Filip Holender (47'). Pascal Schürpf (61', 77') and Francesco Margiotta (69') scored for FC Luzern.
It has not been often in recent times that Lugano haven’t conceded. The facts show that Lugano have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 11 goals along the way. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, however.
Coming into this clash, Lugano are unbeaten in their previous 8 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
FC Thun will come into the match following on from a 3-0 Super League win over Neuchatel Xamax FC in their previous fixture.
For FC Thun, goals were scored by Ridge Munsy (14') and Gregory Karlen (32', 94').
Proving their fondness for action-packed matches, goals have been seen as many as 21 times in the last six games in which FC Thun have played, making it an average of 3.5 goals each meeting. Their opponents have hit 12 of these goals.
Analysis of their past results shows that FC Thun:
- have not been beaten by Lugano in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league games.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings dating back to 28/10/2018 tells us that Lugano have won 2 of these games & FC Thun 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from Lugano and 8 belonging to Thun. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Super League match day 21 on 09/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of FC Thun 3-2 Lugano.
The match was refereed by Lukas Fähndrich.
Team News: Lugano
Olivier Custodio (Unknown Injury), Roman Macek (Unknown Injury) and Mattia Bottani (Ligament Injury) will be missing for Lugano gaffer Maurizio Jacobacci.
Team News: FC Thun
Thanks to a largely available group of players, there’s just the one fitness problem for the FC Thun gaffer Marc Schneider to be concerned with. Nicola Sutter (Unknown Injury) won’t be in action.
We’re inclined to think that FC Thun are dangerous enough to get a goal against this Lugano outfit, but that may not be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re predicting a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Lugano at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Cornaredo (6,390)
Captain: Jonathan Sabbatini
Chairman: Angelo Renzetti
Manager: Maurizio Jacobacci
Competitions: Super League position 7
⭐ Key Player: Alexander Gerndt
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Alexander Gerndt was born in Visby, Sweden. After making a first senior appearance for AIK in the 2007 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in this Super League 2019 - 2020 campaign to date coming from a total of 22 appearances.