Super League: Young Boys expected to win home against Zürich

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Competition: Switzerland Super League
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 17:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stadion Neufeld (14000 seats)

The new season is about to kick off and the fans are tingling with excitement. It’s all to play for as Young Boys welcome Zürich for the opening game at Stadion Neufeld. Read on!

These are busy days for the home team, as they were in action only three days ago in the Champions League. That game was an away game at Midtjylland, so at least Young are thankful to return home in this one. Game on!

It should be mentioned that Zürich play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Zürich on artifical turf are 3 victories, 3 draws and 5 defeats from eleven games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 14-23. You can compare this with overall results below.

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Young Boys form and stats

The home team are expected to win this game about three out of four times, according to the bookmaker odds. When checking the database for Young Boys home games with this odds we find twelve games with a similar winning chance. Resulting in ten wins, two draws and zero defeats. Looking at the victories, six matches were won by at least two goals.

With the first game of the season soon underway, it's time to look at the results from the Young friendly games in pre-season: Young Boys played five friendlies, won 4, drew 1 and lost 0. If you are really into statistics you might appreciate knowing that Young Boys scored 16 goals and conceded 5 in these five games.

Young could celebrate like crazy last season after winning the Super League. Home supporters are hoping for more of the same this season. In the home games here at Stadion Neufeld they witnessed 16 victories, 2 draws and 0 defeats. In total the trophy was secured after W23 - D7 - L6 from 36 games.

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Zürich form and stats

We have done a similar check as we did with the hometeam, looking up recent matches where Zürich played away with similar odds. This revealed six games. The visitors overcame the odds to win zero times, zero were draws and the home team won as expected six times.

Zürich played ten friendlies in their break from official games, resulting in 8 victories, 0 draws and 2 defeats. In these ten matches Zürich scored 35 and conceded 12 goals.

Let's have a look at how Zürich performed last season in the Super League: They landed a 7th position in the league table after playing out 12 victories, 7 draws and 17 defeats. In total they scored 45 and conceded 72 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 5 - drew 4 and lost 9 with 19/31 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: eight wins for Young Boys, one draw and one win for Zürich. Over 2,5 goals: eight times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

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Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
0 0 0 Played P 0 0 0
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 0
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 0
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
0 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 0
0 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 0
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 0%
Young Boys Last season Zürich
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
36 18   Played P   18 36
23 16   Won W   5 12
7 2   Drew D   4 7
6 0   Lost L   9 17
80 51   Scored S   19 45
41 15   Conceded C   31 72
97% 100%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   89% 94%
78% 83%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   67% 81%
58% 61%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   56% 64%
47% 56%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   50% 56%
33% 39%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   17% 25%
47% 50%   BTTS BTTS   44% 44%
42% 50%   Clean Sheets C S   33% 28%
14% 0%   Failed to Score F T   33% 33%
 
6.8 7.2   Corners for (avg) C F   4.3 5.3
4.1 4.2   Corners against (avg) C A   6.7 6.2
2 1.8   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.8 2.7
3 0   Red cards R C   1 3
 
517 269   Total Shots T S   168 389
174 99   Shots on Target S O   69 159
46% 52%   Goal Efficiency G E   28% 28%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Basel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Lausanne Sport 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Lugano 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Luzern 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Servette 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Sion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 St. Gallen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Vaduz 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Young Boys 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Zürich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Young Boys 36 23 7 6 80 41 18 16 2 0 51 15 18 7 5 6 29 26 39 76
2 St. Gallen 36 21 5 10 79 56 18 11 2 5 42 29 18 10 3 5 37 27 23 68
3 Basel 36 18 8 10 74 38 18 11 4 3 42 17 18 7 4 7 32 21 36 62
4 Servette 36 12 13 11 57 48 18 8 7 3 29 15 18 4 6 8 28 33 9 49
5 Lugano 36 11 14 11 46 46 18 6 8 4 18 17 18 5 6 7 28 29 0 47
6 Luzern 36 13 7 16 42 50 18 8 4 6 28 25 18 5 3 10 14 25 -8 46
7 Zürich 36 12 7 17 45 72 18 7 3 8 26 41 18 5 4 9 19 31 -27 43
8 Sion 36 10 9 17 40 55 18 4 6 8 22 28 18 6 3 9 18 27 -15 39
9 Thun 36 10 8 18 45 67 18 7 4 7 26 29 18 3 4 11 19 38 -22 38
10 Neuchatel Xamax 36 5 12 19 33 68 18 2 5 11 15 26 18 3 7 8 18 42 -35 27

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Football is the most popular sport in Switzerland and the Swiss Super League is the top competition. It has ten teams who play each other four times for a total of 36 fixtures each. The season runs from July to May with a winter break. Number one in the final league table is the champion, number ten is relegated while number nine plays a relegation playoff.