Why is there a game in the Swiss Super League this week? In the official framework appointment calendar this week’s qualifying rounds in the third round of the Europa League and Champions League as well as the European Supercup are on the program.
Nevertheless, on Wednesday evening at 19 clock in the Letzigrund the league match between FC Zurich and St. Gallen is kicked off. According to current odds, the still-winless hosts are to be favored for the bookmakers despite the weak start of the season.
The game between the two teams is an early game of the sixth game day and should actually go on 31 August on the stage. On August 29, the world-famous athletics meeting “Weltklasse Zürich” takes place in the Letzigrund. The league’s leaders were aware of this date, but the UBS Kids Cup, which takes place on the weekend and thus makes a league match impossible, was forgotten. Thus, it is already this Wednesday for the duel of the two teams.
The two teams long for a little convincing season start after a sense of achievement. A situation that makes a forecast on the three-way market quite difficult between FC Zurich and St. Gallen.
Turn back time in Zurich twelve months. At that time, Thorsten Fink was convinced that the Grasshoppers finish the season before the city rivals and saw himself as a very promising candidate for the international competitions. Again and again, there were perseverance slogans at the Grasshoppers to hear – finally, the descent was firm.
After only four rounds of play in the new season, there are some parallels to the great rival Grasshoppers FC Zurich. The start of the season was completely disappointing. The former top club is still waiting for the first victory of the season. Playful, there were always convincing phases, but the output is downright disappointing. Ludovic Magnin has a purposive optimism, but be careful not to close his eyes to reality.
Completely negligent points were given away. In the 1: 3 in Tourbillon against FC Sion in excess was initially fired a penalty before Sion fixed with two goals in the minority victory. Last weekend Xamax repeated the story. The FCZ in excess, got a penalty, missed this and had to accept a last-minute goal. Xamax equalized with ten men in the 94th minute by notable fallback.
Disappointment with the fans – but Magnin believes that only a sense of achievement is missing, so that his team can play in a run. Football is not much to criticize. However, three goals in excess are reason enough for anger and criticism. The defensive is extremely error-prone, the gaps do not fit and with individual mistakes the Magnin-Elf always makes life difficult. A
In view of the current development, we advise against the home side between FC Zurich and St. Gallen as far as possible. The opportunity-risk ratio does not match with this starting position.
St. Gallen :
The naked numbers also do not speak for the FC Sankt Gallen by no means for a good start to the season. Two home defeats and a draw against Xamax are only a surprise success at FC Basel. Unrest? Criticism of the coach? Both are not heard. Rather, the players of Peter Zeidler were adopted last weekend in the 2: 3 defeat against the Young Boys with much applause. Until the final whistle, the Aspens pushed with tempo football on the balance, but were not rewarded for the great effort.
Peter Zeidler, former coach of Red Bull Salzburg, has missed the team a clear handwriting in recent months. The plan is clearly recognizable and even setbacks do not disturb the team. Finally, against the Young Boys, Sankt Gallen had even more possession and more chances to score, but the efficiency left much to be desired.
The youngsters – goalkeeper Stojanovic was the oldest player against the Young Boys at the age of 26 – still need some time. Time is a good thing in professional football. However, not only head coach Zeidler is convinced of this way, but also the club management. While FCZ coach Ludovic Magnin is under pressure to succeed, Sankt Gallen can appear freer.
Nevertheless, points are balm for the soul. If you decide between FC Zürich and Sankt Gallen for a tip on the 1-X-2 market, we recommend betting on good odds on Sankt Gallen. The strong aspen is the victory in Letzigrund certainly dar. In addition, Dereck Kutesa, who was beaten at the weekend, may return.
PREDICTION: Over 2,5 goals @ 1,71