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BSC Young Boys will be the visitors at Stadion Letzigrund on Saturday for the Super League tie with hosts FC Zürich.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for FC Zürich v BSC Young Boys can be seen below - as well as the best betting odds.
FC Zürich, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 0-3 Super League success vs Lugano.
In that game, FC Zürich managed 39% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. For FC Zürich, the goalscorers were Jonathan Okita (14'), Lindrit Kamberi (33') and Antonio Marchesano (88'). At the other end, Lugano had 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target.
Bo Henriksen's FC Zürich have netted 8 times over their prior half-dozen outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 5.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Zürich:
- haven't lost in the league to BSC Young Boys in their previous 4 matches.
- are winless against BSC Young Boys in their last 5 league games.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 matches in the league.
BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys will go into this encounter after a 6-1 Super League win with the eclipse of FC Luzern in their most recent game.
In that game, BSC Young Boys managed 52% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For BSC Young Boys, the goalscorers were Meschak Elia (6', 45'), Darian Males (13'), Silvère Ganvoula (67'), Ebrima Colley (73') and Jean-Pierre Nsame (74'). Luzern had 19 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Max Meyer (30') scored for FC Luzern.
The numbers tell their own story, and BSC Young Boys have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 9 goals in all. In defence, BSC Young Boys have not been doing too well. That pattern won’t necessarily be sustained here, however.
Looking at their past form shows that BSC Young Boys:
- haven't won against FC Zürich when they've played them away from home in the last 4 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- remain unbeaten by FC Zürich when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels going back to 16/04/2022, there has been little to separate the clubs with FC Zürich winning 1 of those games, BSC Young Boys 1 and 4 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 13 goals were produced between them in these games, with 5 from Der Stadtclub and 8 created by Young Boys. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league match between these sides was Super League match day 11 on 21/10/2023 when the final score was BSC Young Boys 0-0 FC Zürich.
On that day, BSC Young Boys had 60% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
FC Zürich got 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Urs Schnyder.
Team News: FC Zürich
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the FC Zürich manager Bo Henriksen to contend with thanks to an otherwise robust set of players. Fabio Daprelà (Torn muscle fiber) misses out.
Team News: BSC Young Boys
BSC Young Boys boss Raphaël Wicky has multiple availability issues to deal with. Kastriot Imeri (Torn lateral knee ligament), Cedric Itten (Knock), Malik Deme (Muscle injury) and Lukasz Lakomy (unknown injury) can’t be considered. Sandro Lauper is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We feel that BSC Young Boys and FC Zürich could both find goals hard to come by here.
Let’s see what happens, but it could well be that we end up with scores level and two clean sheets. We therefore think that it’s going to be a tight encounter with a 0-0 scoreline when the full-time whistle blows.
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: Bo Henriksen
Competitions: Super League position 2, Swiss Cup (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Star Player: Jonathan Okita
Normally taking to the field in the Striker position, Jonathan Okita was born in Cologne, Germany. After making a first senior appearance for MVV in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 7 league goals in this Super League 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 14 appearances.