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Neuchatel Xamax FC head to Stade Municipal on Friday for the Challenge League fixture with home team FC Yverdon-Sports.
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FC Yverdon-Sports will be looking for an improved result here after the 5-0 Challenge League defeat in their last game at the hands of Stade Lausanne-Ouchy.
Teddy Lia (49') was the scorer for Stade Lausanne-Ouchy.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 6 of the last 6 fixtures where FC Yverdon-Sports have been involved. Opposition teams scored 11 times in these games while FC Yverdon-Sports amassed a tally of 14.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Yverdon-Sports:
- have not been beaten in the league by Neuchatel Xamax FC in their previous 3 matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches.
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Previously, Neuchatel Xamax FC drew 1-1 in the Challenge League tie with FC Wil 1900.
The only name on the scoresheet from Neuchatel Xamax FC was Raphaël Nuzzolo (67'). Josias Lukembila (56') was the scorer for FC Wil 1900.
Neuchatel Xamax FC have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, scoring 10 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Neuchatel Xamax FC can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games. Regardless, we’ll just have to find out if that trend shall be maintained here in this match.
Taking a look at their past results, Neuchatel Xamax FC:
- are undefeated by FC Yverdon-Sports when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 matches in the league. A poor run.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 18/08/2019 tells us that FC Yverdon-Sports have won 1 of them and Neuchatel Xamax FC 2, with the number of draws standing at 3.
A sum of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 7 from Yverdon and 8 for Xamax. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
The previous league meeting between the two was Challenge League match day 4 on 05/08/2022 when it ended Neuchatel Xamax FC 2-3 FC Yverdon-Sports.
Team News: FC Yverdon-Sports
The FC Yverdon-Sports manager will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of coming into this game with a completely injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Neuchatel Xamax FC
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Neuchatel Xamax FC manager Stéphane Henchoz has no fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
It’s likely that Neuchatel Xamax FC will do well to break down a FC Yverdon-Sports team who will most probably create a lot of chances for themselves and convert these into goals.
We’re therefore predicting a comprehensive 3-0 margin for FC Yverdon-Sports at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Municipal (7,600)
Chairman: Paul-André Cornu
Competitions: Challenge League position 3