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Seven of the eight remaining teams in the Swiss Cup are represented in the Super League, the only outsider is the second division from Kriens. Three of the four quarter-finals are scheduled this week. Only in the coming week Lucerne calls the champion Young Boys. On Thursday evening there will be a Super League match between FC Thun and Lugano in the Bernese Oberland!
For the hosts from Thun, the trip to the final would be a short trip, finally, on 19 May 2019, the final will be held in the Helvetia Swiss Cup in the Stade de Suisse of Bern. FC Thun has been playing an outstanding season so far and, as third in the table, has a comfortable lead over the competition. The Europa League ticket beckons in the league and accordingly freed Thun can play. The guests from Lugano are currently eighth and four points ahead of the relegation place. In the league, the two teams are separated by 13 counters. Similarly, the role of favorites in the duel between Thun and Lugano according to current rates. The start of the game on the artificial turf in the Stockhorn Arena is on Thursday at 18:30.
In contrast to the financially strong competition, FC Thun has been packing smaller rolls for many years. Financially, the Elf from the Bernese Oberland certainly can not keep up with the clubs from Zurich, sporting, however, presents the team of head coach Marc Schneider absolutely outstanding. Behind local rivals Young Boys Bern and FC Basel Thun is currently ranked third in the table. The lead on FC Zurich, currently fourth, is already seven proud. Although there are still 14 match days to play in the Swiss Super League, in the current state the underdog can hardly take the ticket to Europe.
Big stars can not be found in the squad of FC Thun. Rather, the team from Bern acts as a homogeneous, compact unit, which convinces above all by a strong offensive. With 44 hits Thun is the second best offensive. Anyway, it will never be boring at the Schneider-Elf games, because 31 goals in 22 games are not necessarily enough for a top team. In the calendar year 2019, Thun has so far remained unbeaten. The table third presented itself unfamiliarly strong. The guest appearances at cup opponents Lugano and FC Sankt Gallen were each won 3-1. In the local Stockhorn arena Thun parted in the derby of the Young Boys and in a duel with the Grasshoppers each 1-1.
In view of the current situation on the table and the strong performances, the statements of sporting director Andres Gerber seem a bit like low-stakes. The season goal continues to be the league. However, Thun has learned from the mistakes of the past and tries to stay down-to-earth with humility. Over the years, a strong team has formed that is hard to beat at home (5-5-1 balance sheet). The form fits, the home strength is in place – to that effect, Thun against Lugano according to quotas and our forecast rightly the clear favorite.
In October 2018 Fabio Celestini returned to the Betreuerbank. The long-time coach of Lausanne-Sports took over the duties of young Spanish coach Guillermo Abascal in Lugano. The only 29-year-old (!) Had to pack his bags after 19 competitive games with an average of 1.42 points per game. His successor Celestini has been responsible for 14 competitive games for Lugano, but has a much weaker cut. With four wins and four draws Celestini comes to only 1.14 points per game. The primary goal at Lugano is the league. Due to the weakening competition and the lead of five points (in tenth place) and four points (on relegation place nine) Celestini is not in the criticism. A look at the last competitive games is not necessarily positive. With the exception of the 3: 0 victory against FC Lucerne on 16 February, there were almost only setbacks to cope with. The success in the swissporaena of Lucerne was the only victory in the last ten competitive games! While the form of FC Thun can be described as quite positive, the shape curve of Lugano shows clearly downwards. This is not changed by a close, unfortunate 0-1 defeat to champions YBB (conceding in minute 93).
Against the sovereign leader of the league Lugano was mainly occupied with defensive tasks and could rarely put accents forward. The FC Thun may not be as dominant as the Young Boys, but it is feared that Lugano can probably create only a few opportunities for goal. To make matters worse, Celestini has to change the well-functioning four-chain from the YBB game. Center-back Mijat Maric was carried away seconds after the bitter goal to assassinate and will miss the Cup fight. The failure of the 34-year-old weighs heavily, because on the defensive alternatives are sown extremely rare.
The last away games were won, but the success in Lucerne was only the second away win in the eleventh game. The 2-4-5 balance is clearly negative. Due to the weak form and the Maric lock is in the cup match between Thun and Lugano a tip on the outsider by no means recommended.
Thun vs Lugano head to head matches
06.02.19 SL Lugano Thun 1 : 3
28.10.18 SL Lugano Thun 2 : 1
26.08.18 SL Thun Lugano 1 : 1
14.04.18 SL Lugano Thun 1 : 1
16.12.17 SL Thun Lugano 0 : 2