FC Basel 1893
FC Basel 1893 won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 Super League loss in their previous game against BSC Young Boys.
In that game, FC Basel 1893 had 50% possession and 4 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. BSC Young Boys got 19 shots on goal with 4 on target. Christian Fassnacht (71') and Christopher Martins (72') scored for BSC Young Boys.
Matches with FC Basel 1893 have usually been entertaining ones recently with plenty of scoring the rule rather than the exception. Over their past six games, the sum of 23 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 14 of those accredited to Basel. However, we’ll just have to find out whether that pattern will be maintained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that FC Basel 1893:
have not registered a win against Lugano in their last 5 league games.
are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
Since a loss in their previous game against FC Vaduz in Super League competition, Lugano and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Lugano managed 63% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, FC Vaduz had 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Tunahan Çiçek (16') and Joël Schmied (79') scored for FC Vaduz.
The numbers tell their own story, and Lugano have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals in total. Defensively, Lugano just haven’t been too solid at all.
Looking at their past form shows that Lugano:
have not beaten FC Basel 1893 when having played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not good.
are undefeated by FC Basel 1893 when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
are without an away win for the past 3 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings stretching back to 10/11/2019 shows that FC Basel 1893 have won 1 of these and Lugano 3, with the number of draws standing at 2.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 22 in total at an average of 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Super League match day 26 on 20/03/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Lugano 2-1 FC Basel 1893.
In that match, Lugano had 46% possession and 20 shots on goal with 5 on target. The goalscorers were Sandi Lovrić (60') and Mattia Bottani (76').
At the other end, FC Basel 1893 got 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Arthur Cabral (22') scored.
The referee was Urs Schnyder.
Team News: FC Basel 1893
Taulant Xhaka (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury), Timm Klose (Unknown Injury), Andrin Hunziker (Unknown Injury), Adrian Durrer (Unknown Injury), Andrea Padula (Cartilage Damage), Amir Abrashi (Ill), Carmine Chiappetta (Unknown Injury) and Jorge (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Basel gaffer Patrick Rahmen.
Team News: Lugano
Lugano boss Maurizio Jacobacci has some current player fitness concerns. Ákos Kecskés (Unknown Injury), Mijat Maric (Knee Injury), Stefano Guidotti (Ankle Injury) and Mattia Bottani (Muscle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
It’s pretty clear that Lugano will have a tough assignment to be scoring even one goal against a FC Basel 1893 outfit who look likely to control this match, should everything go as we’re expecting.
We think that it’s going to be a comprehensive 3-0 win for FC Basel 1893 by the conclusion of the match.
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