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Lugano will visit Stadion Schützenwiese on Sunday for the Super League fixture with home team Winterthur.
All Winterthur v Lugano match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Winterthur will be hoping to bounce back here following the 2-0 Super League defeat last time out to St Gallen.
Fabian Schubert (20', 40') was the scorer for St Gallen.
It’s been all too rare in recent games that Winterthur haven’t conceded. The facts show that Winterthur have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals along the way. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will end up being sustained here.
Ahead of this meeting, Winterthur are undefeated in their last 10 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
After tasting defeat last time out to Grasshopper Club Zürich in Super League competition, Lugano and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Lugano had 62% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Lugano was Žan Celar (79'). Grasshoppers had 13 shots on goal with 6 on target. Hayao Kawabe (12', 47') scored for Grasshopper Club Zürich.
Lugano have been a threat going forward leading up to this encounter, scoring 12 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Lugano can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games.
Ahead of this meeting, Lugano are without an away win for the past 6 league matches.
Team News: Winterthur
Pascal Hammer (Head Injury) and Kevin Costinha (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing for Winterthur manager Bruno Berner.
In our view, Winterthur could make use of the 4-2-3-1 system this time, utilising Jozef Pukaj, Michael Gonçalves, Granit Lekaj, Roy Gelmi, Tobias Schättin, Thibault Corbaz, Remo Arnold, Samir Ramizi, Francisco Rodríguez, Matteo Di Giusto and Roman Buess.
Team News: Lugano
Lugano boss Mattia Croci-Torti has to currently contend with reduced team options. Ignacio Aliseda (Unknown Injury), Roman Macek (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Kreshnik Hajrizi (Unknown Injury) and Mickaël Facchinetti (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be playing here. Fabio Daprelà will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
From our viewpoint, Lugano might utilise a 3-4-2-1 lineup, choosing Amir Saipi, Adrian Durrer, Lars Lukas Mai, Reto Ziegler, Hicham Mahou, Ousmane Doumbia, Jonathan Sabbatini, Milton Valenzuela, Maren Haile-Selassie, Mattia Bottani and Žan Celar.
When taking all factors into account, Lugano and Winterthur may well both score, with little between these two teams.
It could well end in a draw. We’re therefore anticipating a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 score draw at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stadion Schützenwiese (9,450)
Captain: Granit Lekaj
Chairman: Mike Keller
Manager: Bruno Berner
Competitions: Super League position 8