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FC Sion will face off against visiting rivals Lugano at Stade de Tourbillon in this Super League match on Sunday.
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FC Sion will be wanting a better result here after a 2-7 Super League defeat last time out to St Gallen.
In that game, FC Sion managed 43% possession and 12 shots on goal with 7 on target. For FC Sion, the goalscorers were Mario Balotelli (5') and Giovanni Sio (90'). On the other side, St. Gallen got 25 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Emmanuel Latte Lath (27', 39', 50'), Chadrac Akolo (31'), Lukas Görtler (43', 44') and Basil Stillhart (60') scored for St Gallen.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where FC Sion have shown defensive steel. The reality is that FC Sion have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 11 goals in the process.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Sion:
- have not lost a league tie with Lugano in their previous 2 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Lugano come into this match following on from a 3-1 Super League win to beat Winterthur in their most recent outing.
In that game, Lugano managed 53% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Lugano, goals were scored by Žan Celar (7', 15') and Mohamed El Amine Amoura (89'). Winterthur had 5 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Matteo Di Giusto (20') was the scorer for Winterthur.
Showing their partiality to action-packed encounters, we’ve had goals 20 times in the previous six games in which Lugano have played, yielding an average of 3.33 goals per clash. Opposing teams have managed 10 of this grand total. In any event, time will tell whether that trend might persist in this match or not.
Coming into this meeting, Lugano have not won away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 15/05/2021, both clubs have shared the honours with FC Sion winning 3 of those games, Lugano 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
There were also goals galore in those games, with 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per match.
The last league game featuring the two was Super League match day 1 on 17/07/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Lugano 2-3 FC Sion.
On that day, Lugano had 58% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The goalscorers were Fabio Daprelà (43' Own goal), Jonathan Sabbatini (61') and Noah De Queiroz (88').
On the other side, FC Sion had 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Dimitri Cavaré (59') and Joël Schmied (85') scored.
The referee was Fedayi San.
Team News: FC Sion
The FC Sion manager Fabio Celestini will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from. Nathanaël Saintini cannot play in this game through suspension.
Team News: Lugano
Lugano manager Mattia Croci-Torti has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Fabio Daprelà (Minor Knock), Chinwendu Johan Nkama (Unknown Injury), Uran Bislimi (Unknown Injury), Hicham Mahou (Unknown Injury), Adrian Durrer (Unknown Injury) and Amir Saipi (Unknown Injury) won’t be making appearances. Milton Valenzuela will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
We’re of the view that Lugano may find it difficult to hit the back of the net against this FC Sion side who we think might well manage to score & go ahead.
We’re going for a good battle with a 1-0 advantage for FC Sion at the end of the 90 minutes.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de Tourbillon (14,283)
Captain: Anto Grgić
Chairman: Christian Constantin
Manager: Paolo Tramezzani
Competitions: Super League position 8, Swiss Cup (Quarter-finals)
🔑 Key Player: Giovanni Sio
Customarily taking up the Right Wing position, Giovanni Sio was born in Saint-Sébastien-sur-Loire, France. Having made his senior debut playing for Real Sociedad in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in the Super League 2022 - 2023 campaign so far in 10 appearances.