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In the Swiss Super League, the kick-off for the last championship quarter will sound this weekend. The last nine games of the season are exclusively English weeks on the program. The 28th matchday will open on Saturday at 17:15 p.m. with the duel between FC Basel and Xamax Neuchatel.
A look at the current Super League table shows the Espen from Sankt Gallen in first place, closely followed by the Young Boys. The former series champion from Basel already has a gap of respect and is currently eight points behind the leaders.
For the title dream, the Koller eleven must not allow themselves any more slips in the coming weeks. In the home game against taillight Xamax Neuchatel, anything but a complete success is a disappointment.
FC Basel :
For a few years now, hectic and a bit of chaos has been a constant companion at FC Basel. For years, the red-blue convinced with a happy hand on the transfer market and dominated the league. These times are long gone and the third year without a championship title seems to be a reality.
The pressure on head coach Marcel Koller is enormous, because only with the title win will his contract be extended. There is no clear commitment on the part of those responsible. The meticulous worker has a difficult time in Basel because of his Zurich past.
The performances shown do the rest, because in the third championship quarter FC Basel suffered five defeats in nine games – far too much for the demands of success-loving fans in Sankt Jakobs Park. Basel only collected ten points (three wins, one draw) in the previous nine games in 2020.
Basel delivered a rare picture in the final phase in Lugano. Basel were 0: 1 behind before Taulant Xhaka injured his knee and sat on the bench. However, neither Koller nor the rest of the coaching team reacted and Basel remained outnumbered for six minutes before it was noticed that no change had yet been made. Fittingly, that the Koller protégés had to accept the goal against 0: 2 in this period.
With the Bebbies, a lot is in a bad way. Economically, the savings pen must be applied, the fans are no longer backed up and there is no cohesion within the team.
However, there is hope for the very strong home record (eight wins, two draws and three defeats) and the strong defense in Sankt Jakobs Park. After the incident in Lugano, a reaction can be expected and Basel can be expected to be offensive accordingly. Despite all the problems, the prediction of the home win seems obvious between FC Basel and Xamax Neuchatel.
The relegation of Xamax Neuchatel was a little miracle last year, because despite a 4-0 home loss in the first leg against FC Aarau the team held the class. A change of coach was carried out and the club management believed that Joel Magnin would do better.
Magnin and his team have so far failed to confirm this. There are only 22 points in 27 games, which is five points less than at the same time last year. The relegation candidate has the weakest offensive in the league (29 goals) and is currently two points behind Barrage and three points behind safe relegation.
The restart was successful for Xamax with a 2-1 success in the relegation thriller against FC Thun. There has been talk of a liberation in many places, but Xamax has failed to confirm this. However, after the victory over Thun with Basel (1: 2), the Young Boys (0: 6) and Sankt Gallen (1: 2), the bottom three had the top three opponents in front of their chest in the last two weeks.
Before the return game against the Koller elf, Xamax comes a little on the gums. The recently committed Johan Djourou injured himself in the swatter in Bern and is therefore not available. In total, Xamax has to do without five players, all of whom can be described as regular staff.
The points in the fight for the league will certainly have to get the Magnin-Elf against opponents other than the fear opponent. Despite the fluctuating performance of the home side, a prognosis between the FC Basel and Xamax Neuchatel on a point gain of the guests (double chance X2) seems too risky.
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