LUZERN – BASEL 07.08.2016
Luzern welcomes the champion Basel in the big derby clash of the 3rd round of the Swiss Super League.
These are the two teams which are sharing the top of the league with with full six points after the first two rounds. Last year Luzern finished 3rd in the championship and now Marcus Babbel’s team is motivated to do even better this season.
But now they are facing the absolute hegemon of Swiss football of the last ten years Basel. RotBlau won the league seven times in a row now and it would be a huge surprise if someone stops them now. But clearly Luzern is one of the few teams who stand a chance against Basel.
Both teams won their first two games since the beginning of the season. Basel beat Sion and Vaduz, scoring the impressive 8 goals for 180 minutes of football. They also conceded just once.
Luzern on the other hand beat Lugano in the first round and they repeated the performance against Grasshopper last week. In a big contrast to Basel, Marcus Babbel’s boys conceded four goals for their first two games, which is not a goodtestimonial for Luzern’s defense so far.
Basel won three of the four games between the two teams last year, but we should point out what happened in the last time they met. On May 16 Luzern won with the impressive 4-0 against Basel, which was one of the most shocking results for the season. And something which probably boosts a little bit Luzern’s confidence before this week’s meeting.
Two of Basel’s players are on fire since the beginning of the season. Matias Delgado scored three times in the first two games, while the new signing Seydou Doumbia added two more goals.
Luzern’s top scoring player so far is the australian Tomi Juric, who scored two times since the start of the campaign.