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The Challenge League match at Stade de la Maladière on Saturday sees home team Neuchatel Xamax FC playing against Winterthur.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Neuchatel Xamax FC v Winterthur match are shown here - plus the latest match odds.
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Neuchatel Xamax FC will be hoping to bounce back here after a 0-3 Challenge League loss in their previous game against FC Thun.
An interesting characteristic of recent Neuchatel Xamax FC games is the number of nil scores.
From their prior six clashes leading up to this one, in 6 of them a bet on both teams scoring would've been a losing one.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Grasshopper Club Zürich in Challenge League action, Winterthur will be aiming to make amends here.
Demonstrating their appetite for productive matches, goals have been celebrated 21 times in the prior 6 games in which Winterthur have taken to the pitch, giving a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposing teams have managed 12 of this grand total. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on here.
Team News: Neuchatel Xamax FC
Neuchatel Xamax FC manager Stéphane Henchoz has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game thanks to a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Winterthur
Winterthur manager Yannick Schwery has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Raphael Spiegel (Unknown Injury), Alexander Muci (Unknown Injury), Kevin Zeferino Costinha (Unknown Injury), Pascal Schüpbach (Unknown Injury), Michael Gonçalves (Unknown Injury), Etnik Nezaj (Unknown Injury), Julian Roth (Unknown Injury) and Remo Arnold (Ruptured intraarticular ligament initiation in knee) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that Winterthur and Neuchatel Xamax FC should both be able to find the back of the net at least once here although it’s difficult at this stage to select a clear winner.
There shouldn’t be much in it, and a high-scoring draw looks to be quite a realistic result. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought draw after 90 minutes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Neuchatel Xamax FC
Stadium: Stade de la Maladière (11,977)
Captain: Laurent Walthert
Chairman: Christian Binggeli
Manager: Stéphane Henchoz
Competitions: Challenge League position 9