The first three quarter-final matches in the Swiss Helvetia Cup were held last weekend. With FC Zurich, FC Basel and FC Thun, the three favorites were able to prevail in their knockout duels. The fourth semi-finalists will be determined only this Wednesday, while the opponent of FC Thun is sought in the semifinals. In the Swisspoarena it comes to the duel between Luzern and the Young Boys!
Today’s Betting Prediction Luzern vs Young Boys
Due to the Champions League games at 21 clock, the Cup game must be scheduled very early. Because UEFA does not want to see any overlap here. Accordingly, the ball rolls on Wednesday evening from 18 clock in Luzern. The hosts are the only Swiss team to defeat the Young Boys in the 2018/19 season, but the hosts are clearly outsiders. For a home win in the regular season of FC Luzern against the Young Boys odds of over 5.00 are offered.
➲Luzern – Statistics & Current Form
Former Nuremberg coach Rene Weiler was in Lucerne in the fall in the criticism. Nevertheless, he was still trusted. The advance, however, was extremely low and after only three competitive games in 2019, the ways parted. Defeats against Xamax (away) and FC Sion and Lugano (both at home) put an end to the cooperation. Relatively quickly, a successor could be presented, this comes in the name of Thomas Häberli. An internationally relatively unknown man who has been able to establish himself in recent years as a junior coach (YBB and Basel) or as an assistant coach (FC Basel). Häberli is now head coach for the first time and celebrated a thoroughly positive start. In the first two games, he managed a trend reversal and after the debut draw against FC Zurich Häberli was able to celebrate his premiere victory at Grasshoppers last Saturday.
“We have to believe 100% in our chance to win until the very end. We know that YB is also good for goals in stoppage time. The game could also be decided in a penalty shootout. That’s why it’s so important to believe in us until the very last moment. ” – Thomas Häberli
The home game against the Young Boys is now a very emotional affair for Häberli. Finally, he worked as an active player from 2000 to 2009 at YBB and ended his career there. There will be no time for sentimentality on Wednesday. Häberli insists that his team will believe in the opportunity until the end. Although the favorite role is clearly to settle with the guests, he believes in the chance to put YBB the knockout. For Luzern, current sixth in the Super League, qualifying for the Europa League would be extremely important. Once again money is needed and not much money can be spent. In addition, Luzern’s management seems to be in trouble. Häberli is certainly considered a low-cost solution compared to its predecessor Weiler. An experiment that can fruit, but also failure.
With youngster Stefan Knezevic, Otar Kakabadze as well as striker and World Cup participant Tomi Juric, Lucerne currently has to do without three important pillars. Despite the upward trend last is a surprise not to be expected and between Luzern and the Young Boys is a forecast on the advancement of the home side associated with a lot of risk.
Expected formation of Luzern:
Salvi – Sidler, Cirkovic, Lucas, Schwegler – Voca, Schulz – Schürpf, Schneuwly, Vargas – Eleke
Last matches from Luzern:
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Grasshoppers vs. Luzern 1: 3 (Super League)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – FC Zurich vs. Luzern 1: 1 (Super League)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Luzern vs. Lugano 0: 3 (Super League)
⚽ 13.02.2019 – Luzern vs. Sion 1: 3 (Super League)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Xamax Neuchatel vs. Luzern 2: 1 (Super League)
➲Young Boys – Statistics & Current Form
The series of Super League games with at least one hit could raise the Young Boys to 54 last weekend. But as in the week before, the fans of the master had to wait a long time for the goal. In the away game in Lugano striker Jean-Pierre Nsame was successful in added time and fixed the 1-0 victory. In the home game against FC Sion provided Joker Ulisses Garcia in injury time for the winning goal. It was head coach Gerardo Seoane downright forced to his luck. After a long injury break Miralem Sulejmani made his comeback in the second half after surviving injury, which ended again after ten minutes. Garcia came in for Sulejmani and then cheered the Young Boys.
In the fifth competitive match in 2019, the Young Boys celebrated the fourth victory, only in the derby against FC Thun was a complete success in a 1-1 draw missed. This was also the only game in this calendar year in which the champions had to concede a goal. After the Young Boys impressed in the fall of 2018, especially by the outstanding offensive, the playful glory was lost in recent weeks. Nevertheless, positive results are achieved, but there is no sign of lightness anymore. In all five games this year, the tip on the under 2.5 was the right choice – with these bets you would have been able to earn a lot. If this trend continues, exciting rates will be offered on Wednesday. In the cup duel between Lucerne and the Young Boys are offered for the tip on the under 2.5 odds of 2.40.
It will also be a special match for head coach Seoane, who last year was still working for Luzern on the coaching bench, where he did extremely successful work. All the more important is the progress in the Cup. Sulejmani is missing after the renewed injury, the same applies to veteran Guillaume Hoarau and youngster Sandro Lauper. Mbabu made a successful comeback against Sion, but could be spared.
Expected lineup of Young Boys:
Wölfli – Garcia, Camara, Wüthrich, Seydoux – Aebischer, Gaudino, Sow – Schick, Nsame, Fassnacht
Last Games by Young Boys:
⚽ 02.03.2019 – Young Boys vs. Sion 1: 0 (Super League)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Lugano Vs. Young Boys 0: 1 (Super League)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Young Boys vs. FC Zurich 2: 0 (Super League)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Thun Vs. Young Boys 1: 1 (Super League)
⚽ 02.02.2019 – Young Boys vs. Xamax Neuchatel 2: 0 (Super League)
➲ Luzern vs Young Boys Direct Comparison
On the way to the championship, the Young Boys from Bern collected twelve points in the duels with FC Luzern last season. YBB also won the first game of the season. However, the champion had to give in the second season duel completely surprisingly beaten. Thanks to two late goals, Luzern celebrated a 3-2 win on the artificial turf in the Stade de Suisse – the only defeat of 2018/19 on a national stage. For the fourth time in a row, the tip on the over 2.5 was successful in games between Luzern and the Young Boys!
➲ Luzern vs Young Boys Betting Tips and Predictions Explained
For both coaches, the cup duel will be a reunion with the past on Wednesday night. Under Häberli Luzern succeeded the trend reversal and thus can the home side with a broader breast in this game. Nevertheless, the Luzern FC acts as a big outsider and the semi-final move can not be expected. Although YBB were last lucky with two last-minute wins, the Seoane-elf is the measure of all things. Accordingly interesting appears in the duel between Luzern and the Young Boys the tip on the away win.
➲ Key facts – Luzern vs Young Boys Tips
- The negative trend was stopped – after four games without a win (only one draw) Luzern celebrated a 3-1 victory at GC!
- Luzern, YBB added the former single defeat in the Super League!
- The last two league games could decide the Young Boys only in injury time!
The hosts from Luzern have to do without the failures of Knezevic and especially Juric on important players. Although the Young Boys have well-known absentees to complain, but a much broader squad available, which can compensate for these failures. The quality difference is by no means to be dismissed, also show the last games that YBB has the quality to decide even tight games. The belief in the success is huge and with this attitude, the champion will secure the semi-final derby against Thun. Accordingly, the away win between Luzern and the Young Boys is my tip, which is played to betting odds of 1.63 with six units!
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