Thun vs Sion by Gustav
Thun was unexpectedly bad to the derby away to Young Boys and lost easily with the score of 4:0. They paid the big mistakes their defense did in the first half and to the second half the game was just too difficult for them as Young Boys played free and without stress. Despite the defeat, they remained in third position with 42 points, but they need to improve substantially and minimize the defensive mistakes in order to be able to keep the third of fourth position that leads to Europa League.
Today they are facing Sion, which is significantly improved in the second round of the league. Normally we should see a good reaction from Thun, after the big defeat against YB and I think today they will be better and more efficient, as everything gone wrong against YB, actually can't be worse. Good news for Thun that key attacking midfielder Gianluca Frontino (22 games, 4 goals) is back to the main eleven after suspension, the same goes on for captain of the team, midfielder Dennis Hediger (26 games, 1 goal). Defender Nicolas Schindelholz (12 games) and left back Enrico Schirinzi (13 games, 1 goal) will miss the game due to injuries.
Sion lost at home against Basel 0:1 a week ago, in a game where they had their chances for something better than the defeat. Anyway, they feared the game more than they should. At the moment they have a very safe distance of ten points from the bottom position and they are nine points away from the fourth position that leads to Europa League, so they are practically with no big motivation to the remaining league games. Their main objective now is the Swiss cup, where at seventh of June they are facing Basel.
Bad squad news for Sion. Main midfielder Reto Ziegler (10 games, 1 goal), key defensive midfielder and captain of the team Xavier Kouassi (25 games) are both suspended and will miss the game, while main right winger Dimitris Christofi (16 games, 2 goals), key left back Pa Modou Jagne (24 games, 4 goals), key defensive midfielder Birama Ndoye (27 games, 1 goal), main defender Beg Ferati, and main attacking midfielder Dario Vidosic (13 games, 2 goals) will all miss the game due to injuries.
Thun after the defeat in the local derby will search for a successful result in order to remain competitive in the battle of European exit. Maybe Sion is improved to the second round, but they are facing a lot of troubles with injuries today, and they did not won away to Thun in the last six mutual matches there.