Winterthur vs Wil: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Switzerland Challenge League
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 16:15 (UTC)
Venue: IGP Arena (6010 seats)

The home fans are expecting three points in this fixture, as the home advantage should be put to good use versus a struggling visitor. Winterthur are in the 6th position while the guesting Wil worry at 7th.

Insights:
  • Winterthur have the most dropped points from leading position (17) in Challenge League
  • Wil is in the worst form (1-1-4)

Winterthur have less rest than Wil in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Swiss Cup game only four days ago. That game was an away game at Aarau, so at least Winterthur are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

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Winterthur form and stats

Overall Challenge League stats at home this season for Winterthur are 5-3-3 (wins-draw-losses). Winterthur are very eager to stop a potential losing streak at IGP Arena, having lost their two previous games here.

The fans are hoping that Winterthur will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-3 away loss in the Swiss Cup game against Aarau (placed 5th). Preceding that match was the home Challenge League game against Chiasso that was lost 0-1.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Winterthur handle that role? We have found 15 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are nine wins, two draws and four defeats.

Winterthur can score goals in their home matches. After 11 league matches they have found the net 23 times. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 2 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Winterthur have conceded 15 goals.

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Wil form and stats

There's been little loot from Wil's travels as they have only collected 8 points from 13 away games in the Challenge League. Wil only have 2 wins to counter their 9 defeats and 2 draws. The pressure to perform on the road is increasing on A. Frei, the Wil manager, as the last three away games were defeats. Recent form does not give Wil much hope, as the visitors have lost three games in a row. Winterthur will be a tough nut to crack.

Two away games in a row for Wil, who will hope to get a better result in this one after losing 1-3 versus Thun in the Challenge League. A 0-3 defeat away at Aarau before that.

We have checked recent matches where Wil have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those 16 games were five victories, three draws and eight defeats.

The visitors have scored 11 goals from 13 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As for defending, Wil rarely keep clean sheets as they have conceded 24 goals from these away matches.

Head 2 Head

This is not the first time this season these parties meet, as the history books show this recent fixture: Wil - Winterthur 1-1. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: two - three - five (Winterthur wins - draws - Wil wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

WinterthurR. Buess
R. Buess
9 goals
WinterthurR. Alves
R. Alves
5 goals
WinterthurD. Callà
D. Callà
5 goals

Winterthur missing players

Wil missing players

Winterthur Wil
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 11 5 Played P 4 13 27
9 5 2 Won W 1 2 8
8 3 2 Drew D 1 2 7
10 3 1 Lost L 2 9 12
40 23 7 Scored S 4 11 26
37 15 2 Conceded C 6 24 36
89% 91% 80% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
70% 82% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 77% 70%
48% 64% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 62% 41%
41% 55% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 23% 19%
26% 36% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 4%
52% 64% 20% BTTS BTTS 50% 54% 48%
33% 27% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 19%
26% 18% 40% Failed to Score F T 50% 46% 37%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.5 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 3 2.4
3 1 0 Red cards R C 0 2 2
 
6.4 5.5 6.2 Shots (avg) S ( 6.2 6.2 6.5
2.8 2.8 2.4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 2.8 2.9
55% 74% 58% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 31% 33%
Key stats in Challenge League this season:
  • Wil have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Wil have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Wil have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Wil have the fewest scored goals in the first half (4) in Challenge League
  • Wil haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Wil is in the worst form (1-1-4)
  • Winterthur have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Winterthur have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Wil have scored away.
  • Winterthur have the most dropped points from leading position (17) in Challenge League

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Grasshopper 27 15 6 6 46 32 14 9 3 2 27 14 13 6 3 4 19 18 14 51
2 Thun 27 14 5 8 44 35 14 8 2 4 22 13 13 6 3 4 22 22 9 47
3 Stade Lausanne-Ouchy 27 11 11 5 41 28 13 6 5 2 23 14 14 5 6 3 18 14 13 44
4 FC Schaffhausen 27 11 9 7 45 35 14 8 3 3 28 17 13 3 6 4 17 18 10 42
5 Aarau 27 12 6 9 48 40 14 8 3 3 30 17 13 4 3 6 18 23 8 42
6 Winterthur 27 9 8 10 40 37 11 5 3 3 23 15 16 4 5 7 17 22 3 35
7 Wil 27 8 7 12 26 36 14 6 5 3 15 12 13 2 2 9 11 24 -10 31
8 Neuchatel Xamax 27 9 2 16 30 45 14 7 1 6 18 17 13 2 1 10 12 28 -15 29
9 Kriens 27 6 8 13 28 37 14 3 5 6 17 19 13 3 3 7 11 18 -9 26
10 Chiasso 27 6 6 15 23 46 13 4 4 5 12 18 14 2 2 10 11 28 -23 24

Read more about Challenge League

The Swiss Challenge league is the second highest level of football in Switzerland. Ten teams play four fixtures against each other to decide a final league table. The winner is promoted directly while number two enters a promotion playoff. The bottom team is relegated.