There will be two top games in the Super League on Saturday. With different emotional states in the clubs.
Basel – St. Gallen: Next key game for Sforza
Things are going in quick succession for Basel. Three days after the duel with Ligakrösus YB (0: 2), the next big game will follow on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in the home stadium. A guest in St. Jakob-Park: the third-placed FC St. Gallen. The East Swiss won two of the last three games in the Super League.
In addition, the remarkable away record makes you sit up and take notice. Peter Zeidler’s team suffered their last defeat on unfamiliar territory on October 24th in Lugano. But the St. Gallen team have bad memories of FCB. In the last two matches you went off the pitch twice as a loser (1: 3 and 0: 5).
For their part, the «Bebbi» recently showed an increase in performance compared to the start of the season. Servette (1: 0), Sion (4: 2) and Vaduz (2: 0) were beaten this month. The upward trend in the classic came to an abrupt end during the week.
It is such defeats that the pressure on coach Ciriaco Sforza continues to grow. And the previous season statistics do not back him up: never before has a coach scored as few points in his first 12 league games with Basel as Sforza (19).
YB – Lugano: Will the Ticino continue to weaken?
Leader YB invites you to the top fight in the Super League against FC Lugano on Saturday at 6:15 p.m., which is in 2nd position in the table after losing points. But not everything is completely in butter with the Ticino people. In the last two games against FCZ (0: 1) and St. Gallen (0: 0), on the one hand, the series of unbeaten games this season broke, on the other hand, they were twice without scoring.
Even more worrying are the following figures: Lugano recorded a duel rate of 39 and 38 percent respectively in the last two games. The team under the leadership of coach Maurizio Jacobacci has never had such a bad record.
The Bernese, on the other hand, are bursting with self-confidence after their convincing 2-0 win in the classic against Basel. In addition, “Gelbschwarz” appears extremely dominant at home against Lugano: YB won five of the last six championship duels in the federal capital and played once, with a goal difference of 14: 3.