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The Super League meeting at Kybunpark on Friday sees hosts St Gallen facing Neuchatel Xamax FC.
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St Gallen, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-3 Super League triumph versus FC Zürich.
For St Gallen, the scorers were Jordi Quintillà (2'), Cedric Itten (48') and Jérémy Guillemenot (75'). Benjamin Kololli (16') was the scorer for FC Zürich.
Three or more goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 meetings where St Gallen have been involved. Opposition teams scored 13 of them in this period while Espen amassed a tally of 12. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, of course.
Heading into this contest, St Gallen have not lost a league tie with Neuchatel Xamax FC in their last 7 games.
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Servette FC in Super League action, Neuchatel Xamax FC and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
The only name on the scoresheet from Neuchatel Xamax FC was Raphaël Nuzzolo (35'). Koro Koné (20'), Miroslav Stevanović (46', 53') and Boris Cespedes (82') scored for Servette FC.
Looking at their form, and Neuchatel Xamax FC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in total. In defence, Xamax just haven’t been too solid at all.
Heading into this fixture, Neuchatel Xamax FC have not beaten St Gallen in away games against them for the last 4 league games. Not the best of away records.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings going back to 08/12/2018 reveals that these fixtures have not been happy ones for Neuchatel Xamax FC. They have not managed to register any victories at all whereas St Gallen have maintained the edge over them, beating them in 83 per cent of those match-ups.
A sum of 19 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 14 for Espen and 5 for Xamax. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league game between the two was Super League match day 27 on 01/07/2020 and the score finished Neuchatel Xamax FC 1-2 St Gallen.
The referee was Sandro Schärer.
Team News: St Gallen
St Gallen boss Peter Zeidler will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Neuchatel Xamax FC
Due to a completely healthy squad to choose from, Neuchatel Xamax FC boss Stéphane Henchoz has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
In our opinion, St Gallen are likely to get a lot of shots on goal and make them count.
Conversely, Neuchatel Xamax FC may well struggle to break down their defence but we do fancy them pulling one back during this clash.
Accordingly, we see a comfortable 3-1 winning score for St Gallen at the end of the 90 minutes.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Kybunpark (19,456)
Captain: Silvan Hefti
Chairman: Matthias Hüppi
Manager: Peter Zeidler
Competitions: Super League position 2
⭐ Key Man: Ermedin Demirović
Mostly taking up the Striker position, Ermedin Demirović was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Having made his senior debut playing for Alaves in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has got 13 league goals in this Super League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far in a total of 26 appearances.