Last weekend, GC Zurich was beaten 2-1 away in Geneva. Thus, the Hoppers failed to confirm the victory against Basel and are still waiting for two victories in a row this season. Now it comes to the third Zurich derby of the current season. "There is no favourite in derbies. It's about showing the right emotions. Of course we want to win the derby. It will be a game in which you have to rise above yourself and I am convinced that we will bring this energy onto the pitch," said head coach Giorgio Contini ahead of the derby.
FCZ is still unbeaten in the new year. Two wins and two draws have resulted from four games. Most recently, they drew 1-1 at home against FC Winterthur. FCZ is in 9th place in the table, with four points behind Grasshoppers. GC won the last derby 4:1. In the first meeting this season, the two teams drew 1-1.
For the match against FCZ, head coach Giorgio Contini will still have to do without Momoh Francis and Teruki Hara due to injury. In addition, Guilherme Schettine and Tomás Ribeiro are each serving a yellow suspension.
The match can be followed as usual on 86live via live ticker and radio. In addition, the match can be watched for free through the livestream on Onefootball.