Will the new season in Switzerland be as exciting as the previous season? Although it was boring due to the total dominance of Young Boys in the title fight, there was high tension in the fight for Europe until the very last second. The teams from third to sixth were separated only by the goal difference. After a short summer break, the new league begins the Friday night with the opening game, before there are two more games on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday there will be a duel between FC Thun and Xamax Neuchatel in the Bernese Oberland!
Today’s Betting Prediction Thun vs Xamax Neuchatel
The Schneider-Eleven of FC Thun was one of the four teams with 46 points and finally took the fourth place in the table. The Elf from French Switzerland wrote in the Barrage games a true football fairy tale, as despite a 0-4 home defeat in the first game but still the league could be secured. At the last second, Xamax pulled his head out of the noose, but with self-confidence after the emotional victory hopes new coach Joel Magnin on a good start. However, the bookmakers of FC Thun against Xamax Neuchatel according to current odds clear favorite.
Deep disappointment? That would be quite understandable, but there were no long faces in the Bernese Oberland after the 36th matchday. The missed third place in the table hurt a bit because of the excellent season, but before the start of the season nobody would have thought that Thun would finish the Super League 2018/19 in fourth place. Head coach Marc Schneider called with small financial resources and a no-name team, a team that celebrates spectacular offensive football and tends to perform above the possibilities. Fourth place and the qualification for Europe are a huge success, even though the millions from the group stage would have been important for the tight club budget.
The Bernese could hold together the majority of the team after the strong season. Only Marvin Spielmann moved for two million euros virtually to the neighbors, the Young Boys from Bern. The rest stayed with the Schneider-Elf. In general, continuity in the camp of Thun FC is a great strength and so can the FC Thun count despite the short preparation for a well-rehearsed unit.
Nevertheless, it must also be mentioned that the spring of 2019 sporty by no means satisfactory. In the second half of the season, there were just four wins for Thun in 18 Super League games. To that end, on Saturday night in the duel between FC Thun and Xamax Neuchatel a prediction on the home win quite risky. Also in the preparation it did not seem to go uphill! Defeats against Lausanne Sport (second division, 1: 5), Kriens (also second division) or league rival St. Gallen (1: 5) were a pure disappointment. After all, the dress rehearsal against Nice was successful.
Expected formation of Thun:
➤ Faivre – Kablan, Gelmi, Sutter, Glarus – Stillhart, Tosetti, Fatkic – Rapp, Sorgic, Salanovic
Last matches of Thun:
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Thun 1: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Thun Vs. St. Gallen 1: 5 (friendly)
⚽️ 06.07.2019 – Thun Vs. Kriens 0: 3 (friendly)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Thun Vs. Lausanne 1: 5 (friendly)
⚽️ 25.05.2019 – Sion Vs. Thun 0: 1 (Super League)
Ex-Liverpool player Stephane Henchoz actually did the impossible. He took Xamax Neuchatel in almost hopeless situation and was finally happy about the league. Already in the regular season threatened the direct descent, but with a strong finish Xamax was even allowed to dream of the intermediate direct relegation, but ultimately it went into the Barrage and this was a roller coaster ride of the emotions. The home game against FC Aarau lost with 0: 4. At this time, no one would have thought it possible that Xamax will also be represented in the Swiss Football House of Lords in 2019/20. The impossible succeeded and the Henchoz protected drawthe first leg result and kept the nerves on penalties. Relegation, jubilation – and still a coach change.
Club boss Christian Binggeli had early on determined that he does not trust Henchoz sustainable success. Nevertheless, the ex-professional gave his last shirt and believed to the last moment in the league whereabouts. Henchoz is now working in Sion, at Xamax Neuchatel Joel Magnin is the new strong man. However, according to the Swiss view, he is the hottest candidate for the first coaching dismissal in Switzerland 2019/20. Magnin is an inexperienced head coach, previously worked in the U21 Young Boys from Bern and Xamax undergo a makeover. However, French-speaking Switzerland seems to be a very uneasy patch and a short negative series can quickly mean the end.
Particularly satisfying were the first friendlies under the new coach Magnin not. Defeats against Breitenrain (an amateur club from Switzerland) or FK Tuzla City (Bosnian first division club) are already causing a small crisis. A good start is all the more important. The friendly matches do not necessarily give reason to risk a guess at 3.80 on a surprise score at the opening match between FC Thun and Xamax Neuchatel.
Expected list of Xamax Neuchatel:
➤ Walthert – Kamber, Xhemajli, Neitzke, Seydoux – Mveng, Nardo – Qela, Doudin, Ramizi – Karlen
Last matches of Xamax Neuchatel:
⚽️ 13.07.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. Sion 0: 0 (friendly match)
⚽️ 05.07.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. Stade Lausanne-Ouchy 1: 5 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. Yverdon Sport 2: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. Tuzla City 0: 1 (friendly)
⚽️ 21.06.2019 – Breitenrain Vs. Xamax Neuchatel 2: 0 (Friendly Match)
Thun vs Xamax Neuchatel Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
For the first time since the 2011/12 season, the two teams were in the past season again in the Swiss Football House of Lords opposite. It was the fans in the four games offered a lot of spectacle, no fewer than 17 goals were the fans to see. Three times in the duel between FC Thun and Xamax Neuchatel a tip on the over 2.5 was the right choice. The two games in the spring of 2019 could surprisingly decide the relegation candidate Xamax for themselves!
Thun vs Xamax Neuchatel Our Best Betting Prediction Explained
For a long time, Swiss football fans did not have to make do without football. As one of the first European leagues the Super League starts in the season 2019/20. Despite the short break, there have been some changes, for example, there are from this season also the video referee in the Super League. Not happy with this decision was the FC Thun, who would have gladly waived because of the higher cost. But even on Saturday in the Stockhorn Arena now controversial scenes are monitored video. Regardless, both teams hope for a successful start. The self-confidence after a mixed short preparation is cracked on both sides. Between the FC Thun and Xamax Neuchatel we advise against a tip on the 1X2 market.
Key facts – Thun vs Xamax Neuchatel tips
🔻 Thun has only won four round matches in 2019!
🔻 The last two league games Xamax has won against the team from the Bernese Oberland!
🔻 New coach Joel Magnin is considered the hottest candidate for the first coach dismissal
There are still plenty of interesting betting opportunities. Although friendlies should not be overstated, they have clearly shown that both teams have big problems on the defensive. In addition, the Super League has earned the reputation as an “over-league” last season. Almost 61% of all games ended with at least three goals, 40% even with at least four goals. Two weakening defenders and a league known for scoring many goals are argument enough for us to play against the odds of over 2,5 with a six unit bet between FC Thun and Xamax Neuchatel!
Betting Predictions: over 2.5 goals