Vaduz vs Luzern by Gustav
Vaduz remained undefeated for the second consecutive match away from home, this time coming back with all three points away to Lugano last weekend following their 2:0 victory. Players of Vaduz left the ball possession to their opponents and looked to threaten them via counter attacks which they did in successful manner, taking the lead in 69th minute via an own goal and sealing the victory six minutes later with goal from Muntwiler.
Overall, it was a deserved victory for Vaduz since the players of Lugano threaten them very little. After three matches, everyone in the club can be satisfied with four points earned, since the side always played their league game against Basel, so nobody could expect very positive outcome out of that match. Although it's still very early, atmosphere around the club is at decent level and there are signs that the team could get the salvation easier than expected.
Everyone expects them to have a good game tonight, as the coach said he is optimistic about getting the right score. Home side continues to miss offensive Gonzalo Zarate (2/0), but also midfielders Dejan Janjatovic, defender Matthias Strohmaier (1/0) and full back Mario Buhler (2/0) plus couple of more players that didn't play this season anyway.
Lugano, on the other side, didn't manage to get a positive outcome in their match played back on Sunday, even though the team showed many positive signs against champions from Basel. They were leading during the first halftime thanks to goals from Hyka (in 18th and 30th minute) and got back after staying behind in the scoreline early in fourth minute, but the repetition of the match completely belonged to players from Basel who manage to turnover the result and get the victory with two goals from Janko in the last quarter of the match.
The game itself was very interesting and had excellent pace during the ninety minutes, but the players of Basel managed to get the victory, using fatigue of Lugano since their players had to play in Europa League as well, playing away to Sassuolo last Thursday as they were excluded. Even though they suffered defeat, the team is showing that they could be having even bigger role this season, looking similar to now with the same passion and determination as in previous season.
Coach has said that they can't afford to underestimate today's opponent, adding that his side deserved a draw at least against Basel and that there's no room for more mistakes. Central defender Tomislav Puljic (2/1) is injured, same as defender Jerome Thiesson who didn't play till now in the season anyway.
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Luzern's last 8 games (Super League).
Overall, I expect fast paced game with plenty of goalscoring chances from both sides. It will probably be difficult for Luzern to find their way against improved Vaduz, so I'll be sticking with goals here, since I believe both sides will find their way to score with ease.