Young Boys vs Thun by Gustav
Young Boys defeated all the odds after their 2:0 defeat on the road in Champions League third round game against Shakhar, but impressed a lot in the returning leg and managed to kick out much more reputable team after the penalty kicks. Ukrainians had their chances and maybe deserved to score during the ninety minutes, but the home side got completely awarded for their fighting spirit.
In the play-offs, they will be playing against Gladbach and even though the chances are slim, no doubt that they'll do anything to make into the group stage. As for the domestic league, the team started with a victory away from home against Young Boys, but disappointed last weekend when they lost at home 1:2 against Lugano. Probably affected with their clash against Shakhtar, the team wasn't up to the desired level in that match, losing the match even though they had the early lead and much more of the ball possession during the match.
Home side will not be able to count at defender Benito, midfielders Zakaria, Seferi and Schick, as well as forward Gerndt (1/0) who got injured in the first leg against Ukrainians. All other players haven't anyway performed till now in the season, but most of them being really close to return into action.
After a draw game against Vaduz in the season opener at home (1:1), the team had a very interesting game away to Lausanne, as they ended up with a 4:4 result in an excellent game full of spectacle. They stood behind in the scoreline early, but managed to take the lead till 30th minute, however in the end with to the locker room with a tie.
Just when it looked like the game might end with that result, they were back in the scoreline twice in last fourteen minutes, but managed to equalize on both occasions, taking their point deservedly. Thun has shown that they have decent potential upfront, but also that they need to improve so many things in the defense. As for this season, it's hard to tell what their reality is, however the team will surely be more than satisfied in case they take the European ticket, while relegation zone should be out of the question.
Defender Burki (1/0) is suspended for this one, while the guests also miss newly signed midfielder Zino (0/0), but also defender Schindelholz (0/0), midfielders Dzonlagic (0/0) and Ferreira (0/0). Doubtful for today's game is midfielder Lauper (1/0).
Young Boys made a setback in their domestic league bid last weekend and even though they played the game during the mid-week, I'm sure the team won't repeat the same mistake again. On contrary, morale boosted hosts should be able to get the victory even easier than the bookies predict. Thun is simply too unstable at the back.