Luzern vs Young Boys by Gustav
Luzern is far away from a good form now, as the side has a run of seven matches without a victory in Super League, but come from quite unexpected point taken away to Grasshoppers last weekend in a 1:1 draw. They opened the game in a great way and took the lead in seventh minute via Demhasaj, however opted for more defensive approach as the time progressed.
Players of Grasshoppers were especially better in the second halftime and deservedly reached the equalizer in 69th minute with a goal from Djuricin, but the complete revert of scoreline never came. With this point taken, Luzern remained ninth at the table but now with three points more than relegating Lugano, while for example they are just three points behind fifth placed Grasshoppers.
Their coach Markus Babbel continues to miss central defender Nicolas Schindelholz (no performance anyway) and defensive midfielder Remo Arnold who also didn't perform in Super League this season yet.
Young Boys, on the other side, broke their run of four victories in Super League with a 2:1 defeat away to Lausanne last weekend, surely pretty unexpected loss for everyone as the team looked unstoppable at that moment. Must be said that they were better on the field that Saturday evening and had much more of the ball possession, but didn't create important number of dangerous situations.
Instead of it, Lausanne took the lead in 40th minute via Margiotta, while the guests looked way better in the second halftime and leveled up the result in 67th minute with a goal from Fassnacht. When they attacked and pressed the opponent the most, the team got punished towards the end of the game with a goal from Zarate and had no time to respond back. they however continue to lead the table but now with just three points more than second placed Zurich. As for Europa League, they managed to get a positive outcome in Kiev, having a 2:2 draw against Dynamo and keeping themselves competitive for the spot in the knockout phase for now with three points out of three matches.
Left back Loris Benito (5/0) is out injured, same as central midfielder Leonardo Bertone (5/2) and striker Guillaume Hoarau (5/1).
Even though they aren't in a terrible position, players of Luzern will surely seek improvement here as a defeat brings them even more complication, while the team as a whole surely needs lift in morale. Young Boys, on the other side, seeks nothing else but a victory after their defeat against Lausanne last weekend as it's the only way for them to remain at the top of the table for long period. Both teams scoring and over goals seems like the most logical choice for this one.