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FC Zürich are going up against visiting team Lugano at Stadion Letzigrund in the Super League game on Sunday.
All FC Zürich v Lugano game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
FC Zürich won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 3-1 Super League defeat last time out to FC Luzern.
In that game, FC Zürich managed 51% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For FC Zürich, the scorers were Tosin Aiyegun (3') and Bećir Omeragić (76' Own goal). FC Luzern had 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Ibrahima Ndiaye (17') and Pascal Schürpf (95') scored for FC Luzern.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that FC Zürich have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Der Stadtclub have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, giving up 14 goals on the way.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that FC Zürich:
- haven't lost in the league to Lugano in their previous 3 matches.
- have not won at home in their last 5 league games. Fans are getting restless.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of Servette FC in Super League competition, Lugano will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Lugano had 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 6 on target. On the other side, Servette FC had 19 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Théo Valls (9') was the scorer for Servette FC.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games featuring Lugano has been apparent in recent matches. A glance at their last six outings shows that this has happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 6 and Lugano have scored 7. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Lugano:
- have not beaten FC Zürich when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings going back to 20/10/2019 shows us that FC Zürich have won 3 of these & Lugano 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A sum of 8 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 5 of them for Der Stadtclub and 3 coming from Lugano. That is an average goals per game value of 1.33.
The previous league game between the two was Super League match day 24 on 07/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Lugano 0-1 FC Zürich.
The referee was Adrien Jaccottet.
Team News: FC Zürich
Salim Khelifi (Unknown Injury), Adrian Winter (Unknown Injury) and Lasse Sobiech (Shoulder Injury) will be missing for FC Zürich manager Massimo Rizzo.
Team News: Lugano
In an otherwise full-strength group, there is only the sole fitness worry for the Lugano boss Maurizio Jacobacci to be concerned about. Noam Baumann (Ankle Injury) won’t be playing here. Fabio Daprelà is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Lugano and FC Zürich could find scoring goals difficult here.
It will be interesting to see how this one goes, and it’s not easy to pick a clear winner. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund (26,104)
Captain: Yanick Brecher
Chairman: Ancillo Canepa
Manager: Massimo Rizzo
Competitions: Super League position 8
⭐ Key Man: Tosin Aiyegun
Typically used in the Left Wing position, Tosin Aiyegun was born in Nigeria. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Zürich in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 5 league goals in this Super League 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 22 appearances.