After the disappointing away defeat in Winterthur, the Hoppers slip down two places in the table. The Hoppers are now in 8th place. But before the championship continues, the Swiss Cup is on the agenda. Head coach Bruno Berner's team will travel to Schaffhausen. There they will meet the Spielvereinigung "Spielvi" Schaffhausen in the Berformance Arena.
Head coach Bruno Berner before the first Cup round: "We want to play our game, that's the most important thing. We are going to Schaffhausen to go on to the next round. The last championship game was not good in terms of the result, so this game is important to get momentum and confidence back. You always have the feeling that it's a clear thing against a team from a lower divison. However, it is important that we approach the match seriously and are well prepared."
Spielvi is at home in the 2nd division interregional (fourth highest divison in Switzerland). There, the championship starts next weekend, but due to the engagement in the Swiss Cup, this is postponed for SV Schaffhausen. The Munotstädter won the qualifying match against FC Uster and thus qualified for the Swiss Cup. Last season, they missed winning the championship in Group 5 by only six points, finishing second.
For the match against Spielvi, head coach Bruno Berner will still have to do without Nigel Lonwijk and Giotto Morandi 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 free TV on SRF info.