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Lugano will host visitors FC Zürich at Stadio Di Cornaredo in this Super League match on Sunday.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Lugano v FC Zürich, scroll down - as well as up-to-date odds.
Lugano will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Super League victory versus FC Luzern.
In that game, Lugano had 48% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. For Lugano, the scorers were Ošs (31') and Lucky Opara (57'). FC Luzern had 16 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Dejan Sorgić (78') scored for FC Luzern.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games that Lugano have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Lugano have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 10 goals during that time. That aside, we must now wait to see if that trend shall be sustained in this match or not.
FC Zürich come into this match following a 4-1 Super League win versus FC Vaduz in their last game.
In that game, FC Zürich had 49% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For FC Zürich, the goalscorers were Antonio Marchesano (8'), Stephan Seiler (35'), Benjamin Kololli (70') and Wilfired Gnonto (74'). At the other end, FC Vaduz got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Di Giusto (2') was the scorer for FC Vaduz.
In a total of 6 of the previous 6 games involving FC Zürich, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average goals scored per game during that time is 4, with the average number of goals for FC Zürich being 2.
Head to head
Looking over their past head-to-head meetings going back to 28/06/2020 shows that Lugano have won 1 of these games and FC Zürich 4, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A sum of 11 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 3 from Lugano and 8 created by Der Stadtclub. The average goals per game has been 1.83.
The last league fixture between these sides was Super League match day 32 on 02/05/2021 and the score finished FC Zürich 3-0 Lugano.
In that game, FC Zürich managed 45% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Goals were scored by Antonio Marchesano (37', 54') and Blaž Kramer (58').
At the other end, Lugano had 8 attempts at goal with 0 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Stefan Horisberger.
Team News: Lugano
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Lugano manager Abel Braga to be concerned with due to a largely intact squad. Alexander Muci (Unknown Injury) won’t play.
Team News: FC Zürich
FC Zürich manager André Breitenreiter has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Henri Koide (Ligament Injury), Salim Khelifi (Foot Injury), Aiyegun Tosin (Foot Injury) and Blerim Dzemaili (Knee Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re of the opinion that FC Zürich will have to play well to register a score against this Lugano lineup who we think will get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Lugano when all is said and done.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Di Cornaredo (6,390)
Captain: Jonathan Sabbatini
Chairman: Angelo Renzetti
Manager: Abel Braga