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FC Zürich host visiting team Lugano at Stadion Letzigrund in this Super League fixture on Saturday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Zürich v Lugano can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
FC Zürich are hoping to win again following a 6-2 Super League triumph against FC Sion.
In that match, FC Zürich had 57% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For FC Zürich, the scorers were Assan Ceesay (3', 48', 72', 90'), Fidan Aliti (63' Own goal), Antonio Marchesano (75') and Akaki Gogia (87'). At the other end, FC Sion got 14 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Filip Stojilković (33') scored for FC Sion.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where FC Zürich haven’t conceded. The reality is that FC Zürich have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 14 goals during that time. We will find out if that trend can be sustained here.
Lugano go into this meeting following a 2-0 Super League win to defeat FC Lausanne-Sport in their most recent outing.
In that match, Lugano had 48% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Lugano, the goals were scored by Reto Ziegler (78') and Mohamed El Amine Amoura (94'). For their opponents, FC Lausanne-Sport had 10 shots at goal with 3 on target.
In their last half-dozen clashes, Lugano have amassed the sum of 10 goals. Lugano have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have had 7 goals go against them.
Going into this one, Lugano have not registered a win against FC Zürich in away games against them for the last 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head to head meetings dating back to 22/07/2020 shows us that FC Zürich have won 4 of these and Lugano 1, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 9 of them for Der Stadtclub and 3 netted by Lugano. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league contest between the two was Super League match day 1 on 25/07/2021 and the score finished Lugano 0-2 FC Zürich.
On that day, Lugano managed 73% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
On the other side, FC Zürich had 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Adrià Guerrero (20') and Antonio Marchesano (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Stefan Horisberger.
Team News: FC Zürich
Blaz Kramer (Unknown Injury), Salim Khelifi (Foot Injury), Aiyegun Tosin (Foot Injury) and Moritz Leitner (Elbow Injury) won’t be playing for FC Zürich manager André Breitenreiter.
Team News: Lugano
Lugano boss Mattia Croci-Torti has a number of players out of action. Alexander Muci (Hip Injury) and Noam Baumann (Unknown Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We feel that in this game, Lugano are certainly able to break down this FC Zürich side, although it probably shouldn’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We think that it’s going to be a close game with a 2-1 win for FC Zürich at full-time. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Letzigrund (26,104)
Captain: Yanick Brecher
Chairman: Ancillo Canepa
Manager: André Breitenreiter
Competitions: Super League position 3, Swiss Cup (Round 3)
🔑 Star Man: Antonio Marchesano
Regularly playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Antonio Marchesano was born in Bellinzona, Switzerland. Having made a first senior appearance for FC Zürich in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has contributed 6 league goals in this Super League 2021 - 2022 season so far in 8 appearances.