Competition: Swiss Super League
Market: Luzern win
Odds: 8/15 @ 888sport
Looking to extend on their rampant run of form in midweek, Luzern will welcome Winterthur to the Swissporarena on Thursday night.
Starting with the hosts, last seen putting in another stellar display as they claimed a famous 2-0 victory away at Basel, Luzern are enjoying what has quickly become a major Super League romp. With the mood around the Swissporarena at a red-hot high, Mario Frick’s side now have their sights firmly set on claiming a stunning European finish. Now winning each of their last three top-flight appearances and with their eye-catching run highlighted by a 4-1 win at home against Zurich, the Lucerne-based outfit should be smelling the chance to make another statement here. Likewise, picking up a 2-1 win when they made the trip to Winterthur on April 10th, Frick will be calling on a repeat display in midweek. Riding what has been quite the wave of momentum since returning from March’s international break, Luzern are rightfully tipped as a standout pick when they return to the Swissporarena.
As for the visitors, while Winterthur might have claimed a crucial 3-2 victory against St. Gallen on April 16th, it appears that might have just been a minor boost for Bruno Berner’s side. Last seen getting hit with a 2-1 defeat at home against Grasshoppers, the Reds have now lost three of their last four Super League appearances. Likewise, mustering just a pair of top-flight victories since way back on February 5th, the Zurich-based outfit have also shown some extended inconstancies on the road. Winning just one of their last six domestic contests away from the Schutzenwiese, there is no doubt that Winterthur face a real challenge in midweek. Hit with that 2-1 loss when they welcomed Luzern to town earlier in the month, they have also recorded just a single win against the top-two contenders in their previous seven attempts. Given the recent gulf in class, we are expecting a home victory here.
Bet: Luzern 8/15 to beat Winterthur in Thursday’s Swiss Super League battle @ 888sport