Winterthur vs Servette Geneve
Switzerland Challenge League
FC Winterthur (2) vs Servette FC (1)
Both teams are standing with total record of 7-3-3 at the top of the league, so I expect this to be a tight match where the focus on not losing is a key factor.
Winterthur are coming from winning without any big problems, 3-2 at home vs Rapperswil-Jona (6). But once again their defence looked a bit shaky, and in fact they have conceded minimum a goal in 6 straight league matches now. With all my respect, they have performed good overall, but I dont think this team will be fighting for promotion at the end of this season, the reason is mainly the quality in their defence. The hosts are still missing midfielder Jordan Gele. Also worth mentioning is that top goalscorer Taulant Seferi will be missed to suspension.
Servette have won 4 straight matches and they controlled the match from the start last time out, winning without any problems 3-0 at home vs FC Schaffhausen (7). As it stands and how the team looks, their fans are starting to hope for a comeback in Super League, for the first time since 12/13 season. To achieve that matches against the other top teams have to end with points, taking in mind how tight this league is. The guests are still missing defender Busset, midfielder Maccoppi & striker Steven Lang.
* Servette won the first meeting in August by 2-0
* 4 of last 5 meetings ended with under 2.5 goals total
* Draw in half time in 4 of 6 last meetings
I expect this match to be tight and both teams afraid of conceding specially in the start. Both teams are probably happy enough with 1 point and the most important thing is not to lose. But Winterthur are missing their best and most important player, thats for sure a factor and something the guests can take advantage of. I consider chances for this to end with for example a late 0-1 Servette win as decent, so I give this bet a shot tonight.
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Winterthur vs Servette Geneve prediction
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