Despite a good starting phase in the last away game in Lucerne, the Hoppers were unable to score points for the second time in a row. As a result, they remain in the back of the table. Now FC Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy, their direct neighbours in the table, come to Zurich. The Vaud side are currently one place and one point behind the Hoppers. This makes it even more important for Bruno Berner's team to get back on the road to success and keep up with their neighbours in the table.
Cheftrainer Bruno Berner before the game: "We absolutely want to win this game. There's a lot at stake for both teams, of course we're still early in the season. We've now had two tough away games in St.Gallen and Lucerne, in which we had good phases, but also not so good phases. We have to work on these. It's all about one thing: the three points."
The team from western Switzerland were beaten 5-2 at home to FC St.Gallen 1879 in the last CSSL round. SLO have been waiting for a win in the championship since the beginning of October. The last five matches in the championship have resulted in five points, in addition to a penalty shoot-out loss to Servette in the Cup.
Head coach Bruno Berner will still be without Michael Kempter, Dirk Abels, Meritan Shabani and Tim Meyer for the match against Stade-Lausanne-Ouchy. Nigel Lonwijk and Theo Corbeanu are also out through injury. Corbeanu is expected to miss three to four weeks for the Hoppers. Centre-back Kristers Tobers will also miss the game due to a yellow card suspension.
The match can be followed as usual on 86live via live ticker and radio. The match can also be seen on pay TV on blue Sport.