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Lugano meet visiting club Grasshopper Club Zürich at Stadio Di Cornaredo in the Super League tie on Saturday.
All Lugano v Grasshopper Club Zürich game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Lugano are hoping to win again after their last result, a 2-3 Super League success over FC Sion.
In that match, Lugano managed 47% possession and 12 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Lugano, goals were scored by Mohamed El Amine Amoura (3'), Renato Steffen (33'), Ousmane Doumbia (76' Own goal) and Žan Celar (94'). Sion had 16 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Wylan Cyprien (24') was the scorer for FC Sion.
Matches featuring Lugano have usually been absorbing encounters of late with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past six games alone, the sum total of 20 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 12 of these coming from Lugano.
Their previous form shows that Lugano:
- haven't won against Grasshopper Club Zürich in their previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Grasshopper Club Zürich
After a loss in their previous game against BSC Young Boys in Super League action, Grasshopper Club Zürich will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Grasshopper Club Zürich managed 47% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Grasshopper Club Zürich was Filipe de Carvalho Ferreira (94'). Young Boys Bern got 13 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Christian Fassnacht (38') and Kastriot Imeri (78') scored for BSC Young Boys.
Demonstrating their fondness for eventful encounters, goals have been scored 21 times in the last six matches in which Grasshopper Club Zürich have played, giving an average of 3.5 goals per meeting. Their opponents have got 11 from this total. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Grasshopper Club Zürich:
- have not registered a win against Lugano in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are undefeated by Lugano when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. A very good run of results for them.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 25/05/2019 tells us that Lugano have won 2 of them & Grasshopper Club Zürich 1, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
An aggregate of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 of them from Lugano and 8 being from GCZ. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The last league game between the two was Super League match day 2 on 24/07/2022 which ended up with the score at Grasshopper Club Zürich 2-1 Lugano.
That day, Grasshopper Club Zürich had 38% possession and 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player to score was Hayao Kawabe (12', 47').
At the other end, Lugano got 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Žan Celar (79') scored.
The referee was Stefan Horisberger.
Team News: Lugano
Amir Saipi (Unknown Injury), Chinwendu Johan Nkama (Unknown Injury) and Hicham Mahou (Unknown Injury) will not be able to play for Lugano manager Mattia Croci-Torti.
Team News: Grasshopper Club Zürich
Grasshopper Club Zürich manager Giorgio Contini has a number of players out of action. Francis Momoh (Knee Surgery), Guilherme Schettine (Unknown Injury) and Giotto Morandi (Ill) miss out here.
Our assessment is that Grasshopper Club Zürich would be disappointed if they were not to put a goal past this Lugano lineup, but that realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re tipping a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Lugano when all is said and done. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadio Di Cornaredo (6,390)
Captain: Jonathan Sabbatini
Chairman: Philippe Regazzoni
Manager: Mattia Croci-Torti
Competitions: Super League position 2, Swiss Cup (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Key Man: Renato Steffen
Typically taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Renato Steffen was born in Aarau, Switzerland. After having played his first senior match for FC Thun in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 3 league goals in the Super League 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 11 appearances.