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The quarter-finals of the Helvetia Swiss Cup will be held on Thursday evening in the Letzigrund stadium: FC Zürich will welcome second division club Sportclub Kriens. The FCZ is the defending champion of the competition. With a 2-1 triumph in the final against Bern prevented the blue-white in the preseason, the double of the Young Boys. Zurich has won the trophy three times in the last five seasons and hopes this year of course to the eleventh Cup victory.
As a third-tier champion of the 2017/18 season, the Sport Club Kriens plays after six years absence since this year again in the second highest Swiss league. There, the club from the canton of Lucerne but so far struggling against relegation and has only one point ahead of the last place in the table. One of the greatest successes of the Green-Whites was the entry into the semi-finals of the Swiss Football Cup in the 2009/10 season. There, the SCK failed at the big FC Basel. The odds speak at the match FC Zurich vs.. Kriens against a forecast on the outsider. Also for the betting base, the defending champion is the clear favorite.
Elfach was the FCZ already in the cup final. The only final defeat for Zurich was in the 1980/81 season when they lost to Lausanne Sports. So far, the men of coach Ludovic Magnin have had three away wins this season. The FCZ won in the sixth division Concordia Basel (6: 0), the third division Breitenrain (4: 2) and the fourth division Red Star Zurich (3: 2). As defending champion, Zurich have been undefeated for nine cup games. In the last 19 cup games the FCZ had only one defeat, in a quarter-final with 1: 3 in Basel. In the Europa League Zurich reached the second round this season. There, however, the FCZ failed clearly (1: 3, 0: 2) at SSC Naples. In the Super League, there was only one victory in the last six games: 3-1 at home in the city derby against the grasshopper.
On Sunday, the blue-whites had to be satisfied with a 1-1 at home against Lucerne. Salim Khelifi had put the club in the lead early in the first half, but the visitors equalized ten minutes before the end of the game. Despite the few successes in the league, the team of coach Magnin is still on the fourth place of the tableau. Thus the FCZ would be qualified again for the European Cup. Currently, the Zurich have 29 points in the account. Behind lurking clubs like St. Gallen, Sion or Lucerne but at a distance of one or three meters. In the stadium Letzigrund the team had to accept only one defeat this season. There are also four wins and six draws. With nine goals conceded in front of their own fans, Zurich has the best home defense in the league. However, only get 14 own hits. In this statistic, only the Grasshopper were weaker in the entire Super League – and they regard the home ground as known to be exile.
In the second-rate Swiss Challenge League, the SC Kriens after 22 matchdays as many points in the account. These brought the men of coach Bruno Berner by four wins, ten draws and eight defeats. This currently means the eighth place. However, the bottom of the league, FC Rapperswil-Jona, has only one fewer points. In their own stadium, it is not for the Green-Whites this season at all. With only one win and a total of seven points, the SCK is the worst home team in the second division. After all, Kriens was able to end a series of 18 league home games without a win by beating Winterthur 2-0 on 9 February. Away, it is much better for it. 14 of the 22 points the SC took abroad. With three wins, six draws and only two defeats on the opponent’s place, the club is the fourth best away team in the Challenge League.
19 away goals are outbid by any Swiss second division. However, coach Berner’s team also celebrated just one victory in their last five outings in the league. The dress rehearsal for the cup in Zurich put the Green-Whites at home in the sand with 0: 3 against leaders Servette Geneva. For a half-time Kriens could defend himself to the best and only went with a 0: 1 in the cabin. But in the second round there was a lesson for the newcomer. At the end it was 0: 3. Matching the away strength of the SCK had to compete in this cup season so far only on the opponent’s place. First, there was a 6-0 in the fifth division Langnau. Then followed a 4: 1 in the sixth division Fleurier and a 4: 1 in the league rapperswil-Jona. In Zurich, Bürgisser is still missing.
Zurich vs Kriens head to head matches
25.11.07 CUP Kriens Zurich 0 : 3