Lugano and Zürich meet at Stadio di Cornaredo, in a match for the 30th round of the Super League. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 12-16-2018, the two teams tied (0-0). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 1 win and 4 draws in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 01-09-2018, in a match for the Super League that ended with the victory of Lugano by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by M. Čovilo (44 ‘). In spite of being a match between 8th and 6th of the table, in reality it is a match between the 7th classified in home matches and the 9th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 33 points won, after 7 wins, 13 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Basel (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Sion, by (1-1). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 18 points in away matches and 15 at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 20 conceded in away matches, against 18 goals scored and 22 conceded at home. For the championship, Lugano won 11 points out of 30 possible, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches.
For this competition, he does not win in his stadium 8 games ago. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 29 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 13 times and never got the comeback.
Lugano took the opponent of this day in the qualifying table. The fight for Europe is intense, with only 5 points separating the 3rd classified from the 8th. That is, until the end of the championship the teams that make the least mistakes at the end will be able to smile. And Lugano, playing at home, will not be able to help. We know that the home factor has not been very favorable for this team, but in this phase there is no margin for errors. It’s win or win.
The away team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 34 points won, after 8 wins, 10 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Basel, by (0-2). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Grasshopper, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 13 points in away matches and 21 at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 27 conceded at home, against 16 goals scored and 13 conceded at home. In the last 10 away league matches Zürich has a record of 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 7 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 14 matches). Their defense has not been very strong, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 28 matches in this competition, they have only won 1 of the 13 matches they won the first goal. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there are 3 periods that stand out: they scored 5 of their 14 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘) and 5 of their 14 goals between (76′-90′); He suffered 7 of his 19 goals between the minutes (46’-60 ‘).
The Zurich kept its negative record of the last days, adding another defeat in the last game. With that result, the team fell to seventh place. A hard setback in the ambitions of this team, which aims to obtain a European place. As we have analyzed with respect to Lugano, we have the same opinion about Zurich, that is, there is no room for errors. Playing outside or at home, the only result that matters in this phase is victory. Is this the ideal game for Zurich to take the right course? This is a question that only your players can answer! And it will be within the field, because in fact the latest results have been far from what was expected of this team.