"It feels huge," said head coach Bruno Berner last Sunday after the first win of the new season. Thanks to a convincing performance, the Zurich side picked up their first three points of the new campaign with a 3:1 victory over FC Basel 1893. Now the next task is upon them, with FC Winterthur on the agenda. The Hoppers are guests at the Schützenwiese for the first time this season on Saturday.
Filipe de Carvalho ahead of the match against Winterthur: "We want to build on last weekend's performance, play our game at the Schützenwiese again and aim for the three points. We don't expect an easy game away in Winterthur, we have to perform with the same mentality as we did against Basel."
FC Winterthur had a slow start to the new season. On the opening day, at home against FC Luzern, they got their only point so far - a 0-0 draw against the side from Central Switzerland. This was followed by two 5:2 away defeats at FC Basel 1893 and the reigning champions BSC YB. The "Eulachstädter" sit at the bottom of the table at the moment.
For the match against Winterthur, head coach Bruno Berner will have to do without Pascal Schürpf, Nigel Lonwijk and Meritan Shabani due to injury. Otherwise, Berner has the entire squad at his disposal.
The match can be followed as usual on 86live via live ticker and radio. In addition, the match can be seen on pay TV on blue Sport.