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The Super League clash at Stade de la Maladière on Monday will see home side Neuchatel Xamax FC do battle with Lugano.
Our tips, poll and stats for Neuchatel Xamax FC v Lugano can all be found here - as well as the best betting odds.
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Neuchatel Xamax FC will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 6-0 Super League defeat in their last game at the hands of St Gallen.
It has been seldom in recent times where Neuchatel Xamax FC have shown defensive steel. In fact, Xamax have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 15 goals on the way.
Pre-game facts show that Neuchatel Xamax FC:
- have not beaten Lugano in their last 2 league games.
- have not won at home in their last 5 matches in the league. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
Lugano head into the game following on from a 3-1 Super League win in the defeat of Servette FC in their last match.
In their previous six outings, Lugano have helped themselves to a total of 13 goals. Lugano have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During that period, their defenders have seen 10 goals scored by their opponents. We will see whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Their past results show that Lugano:
- are undefeated by Neuchatel Xamax FC in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
- have not won away from home in their last 9 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
There have been a high number of draws between the two sides. In their head to head meetings stretching back to 02/12/2018, fans have seen 5 of them. That’s a very high 83 per cent of games ending up tied.
A combined total of 11 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from Xamax and 5 belonging to Lugano. That’s an average goals per game of 1.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Super League match day 20 on 01/02/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Lugano 1-1 Neuchatel Xamax FC.
The match was refereed by Alessandro Dudic.
Team News: Neuchatel Xamax FC
Neuchatel Xamax FC manager Stéphane Henchoz has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match with a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Lugano
Lugano boss Maurizio Jacobacci has multiple availability issues to deal with. Leutrim Kryeziu (Unknown Injury), Mattia Bottani (Ligament Injury) and Filip Holender (Unknown Injury) miss out here. Players who are serving a ban and are therefore ineligible to play are Noam Baumann and Sandi Lovric.
We feel that in this game, Lugano will, in all probability, get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
At the other end, Neuchatel Xamax FC may well struggle scoring although we reckon that they could well end up managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
Our tip is for a 1-3 winning score for Lugano when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Stadium: Stade de la Maladière (11,977)
Captain: Laurent Walthert
Chairman: Christian Binggeli
Manager: Stéphane Henchoz
Competitions: Super League position 10
⭐ Key Player: Raphaël Nuzzolo
Generally playing in the Striker position, Raphaël Nuzzolo was born in Biel, Switzerland. Having made his senior debut playing for Neuchatel Xamax FC in the 2003 - 2004 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 13 league goals in the Super League 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 34 appearances.