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Rapperswil vs Sion Prediction & Betting tips
Quarter-finals in the Swiss Cup! After the regular season in the Swiss House of Lords was recently completed, the games in the Swiss Cup now follow. The remaining three quarter-finals are due there this week. Among other things, there is a match between FC Rapperswil-Jona and Sion.
As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, Rapperswil-Jona against Sion is traded as an outsider according to the odds, which among other things is certainly due to the class difference.
FC Sion played a mixed season and secured relegation in the Swiss Super League only on the last game day. In order to at least achieve a somewhat conciliatory end of the season, the semi-finals should be reached in the Swiss Cup. In recent weeks, the performance curve at FC Sion has clearly increased.
FC Rapperswil-Jona plays in the third division. The soccer players from the Swiss canton of St. Gallen missed promotion to the Challenge League this season because the 2019/20 season in the Promotion League was terminated prematurely. The FCRJ remains in the third-highest division for another year, but can at least cause a sensation in the cup competition.
So far, FC Rapperswil-Jona had benefited from the luck in the cup and met manageable opponents. With FC Sion, however, there is now a real endurance test for the red-whites. Coach Pedro Silva’s team has not played a competitive game since November 2019. In the last six test games, the FCRJ also did not cut a good figure and conceded six bankruptcies at a time.
The lack of game practice due to the ongoing crisis will be clearly felt by the red-whites from St. Gallen. At least the supposed home advantage speaks for FC Rapperswil-Jona. There were four home wins in a row at the Grünfeld stadium before the season break. However, it is still uncertain whether this will be continued.
Silva will have to do without its five new signings on Thursday evening. Due to the special regulations of the Swiss Football Association, the new transfers will only be eligible to play for the games of the coming season. Assistant coach Stefan Flühmann showed no understanding of this, but wants to realize the cup surprise with the existing squad.
In a very exciting end-of-season sprint, FC Sion managed to stay in the Super League last Monday. The Red and Whites took an important away win at Servette Geneva and thus avoided the relegation games. With a very short regeneration time, the next competitive game for Sion is already on Thursday evening.
In the past few weeks, the performance curve under the new instructor Paolo Tramezzani has clearly increased. The Red and Whites want to build on this in the cup and thus master the task at FC Rapperswil-Jona. As the away win at Servette Geneva shows, FC Sion should not be underestimated abroad.
After all, it was the third consecutive away win in the Super League. Previously, the away games at Lucerne (2: 1) and Zurich (2: 0) had been won. The defense’s performance was particularly commendable recently. In the last eight games there were only five goals conceded. Even against the strong offensive of the Young Boys from Bern, Sion only conceded a goal.
On the offensive, midfield man Pajtim Kasami in particular recently showed strong performances. With 11 goals and two assists, Kasami was the most dangerous player in FC Sion’s ranks this season. It is quite possible that the winger also plays in the cup game against the third division club FCRJ.
Tramezzani is expected to make minimal changes to the starting eleven after the plump game schedule in the Super League. The last competitive game was played three days ago. Nevertheless, we hold the cup game between Rapperswil-Jona vs. Sion a prognosis for the guests is obvious.