Thun might be considerably weaker as two key players Hediger and Gelmi are going to be assessed very late to prove their availability. There isn’t enough quality to adequately cover their potential absence, impacting on strength in defence and midfield lines. Rapp is expected to be favoured ahead of Hunziker, who is not fully fit. The rest of the team is well-settled and unlikely to be changed. This is a game for big points between two relegation threatened clubs. Thun have drastically improved their confidence having secured back to back wins in cup and league. Considering their latest revival, they’ve been given a slightly overestimated -1 AH to overcome which won’t be easy, even with Lausanne Sport coming to this game in a fairly bad mood. A high scoring festival might be on the cards. Thun are going to search for all three points and with some decent firepower among their squad, the 3 goal line could be beaten. Their approach to the game isn’t going to change drastically as none of the two teams is really capable to hold on for 90 minutes, goals could be seen here.
Lausanne Sport are still without injured Maniere which leaves their 3-man defence notably weakened. Out of form, Getaz has shown some weakness while deputising at centre back; he is more suitable in his preferred left-back area. Some changes compared to the line-up from Cup are expected, Campo should increase their level of creativity while up front, Bozhinov is likely to reclaim his starting spot. The visitors are recognised as quite large underdogs here, being given a +1 AH to beat. This will be a game between two attack-minded teams and even scoring first here won’t have any large impact on how the game will end. Fabio Celestini’s team is lacking continuity but on the road, they seem to be a bit more relaxed and calm. It won’t be any surprise if they pick some point(s) here. Overcoming the 3-goal line seems achievable as both teams will look to play offensive from the start. Defensively looking they are quite unstable and as this will be an open contest, goals should come in numbers. If behind, they’ll be forced to take more risks, shifting up in attack recklessly as further defeat would increase unhappiness among the fans.
Prediction: Over 3.00 goals
Odds: 2.03 SBOBET