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Exactly one week after the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the new Super League season is already starting in Switzerland. On Sunday afternoon at 15 clock it comes here in the stadium Letzigrund to play between Zurich and Thun. For the first time since 2009, FC Basel are not going into the season as defending champions in Switzerland. Cup winner FC Zurich is considered one of the pursuers of FCB and of Master Young Boys Bern. The opponents of the Zurich on Matchday 1 convinced despite the smallest budget of all Super League season after season. Nevertheless, the Thuner but again considered a relegation candidate. Both teams met last on Matchday 34 of the last season (May 9) to each other. Zurich won 1-0 in Thun. In February in the second half of the season at home against the Thuner but there had been a 2: 4 defeat for Zurich. Overall, the duel has been 59 times. Zurich clearly leads the comparison with 33 wins to 12 defeats. In Letzigrund the FCZ had to accept even only four defeats against the FCT. Four of the last five duels against Thun won Zurich. How does the match end on Matchday 1 of the new season? The betting base analyzes the match and presents betting odds and bets for Zurich against Thun.
With twelve championships, FC Zurich is number four in Switzerland. The last title was won in 2009. In the cup wins you will find the club from the capital with ten titles also in fourth place. In the last season Zurich won the cup 2-1 in the final against the Young Boys. The Zurich are a cup team: In the last six seasons, the blue-white could get three times the trophy. In the 2015/16 season, the club rose to the second division, but managed the immediate resurgence. Since last season, the team is coached by ex-Bundesliga professional Ludovic Magnin. For Magnin, who became German champion twice with Werder and VfB, the engagement in Zurich marks his first stop as head coach. The goal for the second season under the coach is to close the gap to the entranced top duo YB and Basel reduce.
As fourth placed Zurich had 35 points behind Bern. Before the season, the FCZ completed six friendly matches: 0: 0 against the Greek first division Atromitos Athens, 0: 3 against VfL Bochum, 1: 2 against Vaduz, 4: 1 against FC St. Gallen, 4: 2 against FC Wil 1900 and 1: 2 against Rapperswil-Jona. Before the season left players like Yann Fillion, Rasmus Thelander or Cédric Brunner the club. Salim Khelifi, Hekuran Kryeziu, Andreas Maxsø, Becir Omeragic and Hakim Guenouche have been hired as new entrants. In addition, five players from the U21 were promoted to the professional squad. For the season opener, the coach has to renounce defensive players like Michael Kempter, Yassin Maouche and Umaru Banguru. In the last eight league home games, there was only one bust for Zurich, against champion Bern.
The FC Thun played from 2002 to 2008 in the Super League. In the season 2004/05, there was the biggest success of the club’s history: The red-whites were behind FC Basel runners-up and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. In a group with Arsenal London, Ajax Amsterdam and Sparta Prague Thun reached the 3rd place and was allowed to continue playing in the UEFA Cup. There, however, the team retired against Hamburger SV. From the 2008/09 season, the FCT had to play for two seasons in the second division. Since the rise in the 2009/10 season, the club plays despite a small budget constantly in the Super League. In the 2013/14 season Thun made it into the group stage of the Europa League. The past season of the highest Swiss league ended the FC in seventh place, seven points ahead of the relegation zone. This was the club’s worst result since the resurgence. Twice the team was also on the last place in the table. In 36 season games, there were 12 victories and 18 defeats. Away (23 points), the eternal underdog scored four points more than at home. Out of 18 away games, the team of coach Marc Schneider was able to win seven.
At home, it was only enough for five home threes. With 68 goals conceded the team from the Bernese Oberland the worst defense of the Super League. In preparation for the new season, the following results were achieved: 4: 0 against Stade Nyonnais, 3: 2 against FC Chiasso, 1: 0 against FC Wil 1900, 2: 3 against FC Aarau, 3: 0 against Rapperswil Jona, 1: 2 against Neuchâtel Xamax and 2: 1 against FC Schaffhausen. Kenan Fatkic, Dennis Salanovic, Basil Stillhart and Nino Ziswiler have been presented as newcomers. Left the club Sandro Lauper, Felix Hornung, Elia Alessandrini and Robin Huser. Super League coaches do not have a long half-life. In addition to Basel coach Raphael Wicky Marc Schneider is the only coach in Thun, which was already in office a year ago. Coach Schneider meets in the game on the club, with whom he became a professional twice champion. Schneider has to do without the long-term injured Moreno Costanzo in the first game of the season. Of the last five away games in the league Thun lost only one. Before that, there had been three defeats in strangers at once. In Basel, the Schneider-Elf conceded six goals, in seven Sion.
Zurich vs Thun head to head matches
09.05.18 SL Thun Zurich 0 : 1
04.02.18 SL Zurich Thun 2 : 4
29.11.17 CUP Zurich Thun 4 : 3
15.10.17 SL Thun Zurich 1 : 3
30.07.17 SL Zurich Thun 2 : 1