Sion v FC Zurich Betting Preview

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014
Venue: Stade de Tourbillon, Sion
Kick off time: 16:45 hrs BST

Sion will be up against FC Zurich as the Swiss Super League reconvenes after the international break. The home side are currently placed at eighth spot in the league table after 15 round of matches with 14 points while the visitors are sat in second spot with 30 points.

Sion’s form: D-D-W-D-L

The home side are coming into this game following a 2-1 defeat at BSC Young Boys on November 9. Sion have won just one out of their last five competitive fixtures with the win coming against FC Koniz in the cup. Sion had won 3-0 away on that occasion.

Other than these results, the home side have managed to draw three of their last five fixtures. The side have drawn 0-0 against FC Thun at home, 1-1 at league leaders FC Basel, and 2-2 at FC Aarau.

Zurich’s form: L-D-L-W-W

FC Zurich have come into this month with a positive mindset following a tough end to last month. Following defeats to Villarreal in the Europa League (4-2 away) and FC Luzern (2-3) either side of a 1-1 draw against FC Sankt Gallen, the visitors have managed to really up their game in recent weeks.

The side were able to beat Villarreal in their corresponding UEFA Europa League group game at home 3-2 before they went on to win against Aarau in an away game in the Swiss league.

Key Players

Sion: Moussa Konate has been getting some important goals for his club side this season. The 21 year old Senegal striker has scored a couple of important goals for his side in recent weeks and he is the most likely person to score for Sion on Saturday.

Zurich: Tunisian midfielder Yassine Chikhaoui has been on top of his game for his club in recent weeks. The 28 year old has been able to dictate much of the play for his side from the middle of the park. Crucially though, he has scored 6 goals in 14 games for his side which makes him a huge asset for Zurich.

Betting Advice

Zurich (1.55 at BetVictor) are definitely the team to beat but I think the the home side could well hold out for a goalless draw on Saturday. A 0-0 draw is certainly good value at 12.0 with BetVictor.