Swiss football has been dominated by two clubs for years. All of Switzerland? No! An indomitable club from Eastern Switzerland has decided to resist the previous series winners this season. And that currently works more than excellent. After 21 games, the Super League table is not led by the Young Boys or FC Basel, but by FC St. Gallen.
But the fairy tale of the brave St. Gallen is put to the test every week. For example, the leader of the standings on match day 22 of the Super League at FC Luzern has to run, who has won all the last four league games in a row. In addition, the FCSG’s lead over second place in Bern is currently only five goals.
Which bookmakers in the duel Lucerne vs. St. Gallen has the best odds, the betting base odds comparison tells us. We also trust St. Gallen that the fairytale soaring continues and decide in the game Lucerne vs. St. Gallen for a tip on a victory for the Eastern Swiss.
Immediately after the end of the first half of the season, coach Thomas Häberli was fired at FC Luzern. After 18 match days, the FCL was only in eighth place with 18 points. The lead on the first relegation place was only four points and a single rank. At the beginning of January, Fabio Celestini was introduced as the successor to the coach chair.
The goal of renewed qualification for the Europa League, which the Central Swiss had achieved in the pre-season, was replaced by the new “relegation class”. And with a good start, the new coach also ensured that the relegation battle was quickly no longer an issue for the blue-whites. The 1-0 win at Xamax Neuchatel on Sunday was the fourth consecutive win for the FCL.
But this victory was a bit happy. The Xamaxiens actually had better chances. The two top Swiss clubs had to experience firsthand how strong Lucerne is at home at the moment. In the last game under coach Thomas Häberli, Lucerne won 2-1 at home against FC Basel. As is known, this victory did not save the coach’s job.
The first home game under Celestini was followed by a 2-0 win against the reigning champions Young Boys. Is there now a home win against the third championship candidate in a row? Whoever expects this should play Lucerne vs. St. Gallen dare a forecast on the home side.
The home side have to do without the injured Kakabadse, Schulz and Binous on Sunday. The use of Voca, who was injured against Xamax, is still uncertain.
St. Gallen :
Since the 2018/19 season, FC St. Gallen has been looked after by German coach Peter Zeidler, who has also coached Red Bull Salzburg and worked as an assistant to Ralf Rangnick in Hoffenheim. After the green-whites slipped into a crisis in the second half of the previous season, there was the first headwind for the coach. But this wind has now been blown away. The eastern Swiss have turned the duel for the championship into a three-way battle.
Record champions Basel have already been distanced by five points. Can the aspens really win the third championship title in their club history this year after 1904 and 2000? The St. Gallen team has a young team that plays surprisingly briskly and carefree. The players are now also perfectly implementing the German coach’s pressing tactics.
Due to tight budgets, the club had to go new and creative ways in planning the squad, especially in the person of sports director Alain Sutter. On the one hand, the people of Eastern Switzerland rely heavily on their own crops and, on the other hand, on talented players who have not developed further in their current clubs. With 48 goals, the green-whites have the best offensive in the league.
Ermedin Demirovic and Cedric Itten are both together with nine goals in second place on the Super League scorer list. Men from Coach Zeidler are particularly strong in the opponent’s place. Seven wins, one draw and only two defeats are by far the best away record in the league. If you take this form into account abroad, you could fight duel Lucerne vs. St. Gallen definitely has a tip for the guests.
Of course, you don’t want to know anything about the championship in St. Gallen. Fans, players and responsible people stay on the ground. After the 2-1 victory in Basel at the beginning of February, Coach Zeidler was drawn to the statement that the relegation can now be ruled out, at least. Lüchinger, Nuhu and Strübi are injured on Sunday. Muheim returns after his yellow card suspension.