Young Boys disappointed their fans in the last round when they came out with an away draw against Servette, a team that was considered an underdog in this one. All of the action was seen in the second part where both teams scored a goal.
Hosts took the lead first in the 55th minute from the penalty and the guests managed to level up three minutes later. Both teams ended the match with ten players, but that had no impact on the result in this match.
With this setback Young Boys put themselves again in a complicated situation. They are still in the race for the title and Champions League as they are only two points behind first-placed St. Gallen, but victory in this match is imperative for them.
Blackburn suffered an away defeat in the last round, maybe a little undeserved, against Barnsley with a 2:0 result. The guests were by far the better team in the first part of the game, but they failed to score.
In the second part, hosts raised their level of play and managed to take the lead first in the 58th minute over Chaplin. The turning point of the match was probably the 74th minute when guests were left with a player less on the pitch. The home team took advantage of the newly formed situation and scored another one via Brown only two minutes later.
Blackburn currently occupies teenth place at the table with fifty-six points, still being in the race for the playoff phase, which is just five points away.
Zurich enters this one after a very strange match they played in the last round against Thun, away from home. They suffered a 3:2 defeat, with all five goals being scored in the first part of the game.
Hosts had a 3:0 advantage after the first twenty-one minutes of the game, but the guests managed to reduce that lead to a reachable 3:2, before the halftime whistle. It is important to say that Zurich had a player more during the whole second part, due to the carelessness of the home team player Stillhart, who received a second yellow card in an added time of the first part.
Despite that huge advantage, the guests failed to level up the score in the next forty-five minutes. They are now in the sixth place, only three points behind their opponent in this match, which is positioned fourth with European ticket in their hands for now.
With six consecutive wins in Serie A, Atalanta proved to be in really good shape. They justified the role of strong favorites in the last match against Udinese when they recorded a 2:3 win playing as visitors.
This match didn’t go by without difficulties for the guests, but they showed a great concentration and attack based football, especially in the second part, and took a well deserved three points.
They are now at the Champions League leading fourth place with fifty-seven points. They are in a good position and most likely they will play it next season, but not being mathematically safe yet, every point would surely be welcomed in the continuation.
Nottingham recorded a much needed 3:1 home victory against Huddersfield last Sunday afternoon. Despite having the disadvantage in ball possession, they looked far sharper and more focused in the offense.
Hosts took the lead first with a spectacular goal by Grabban in the 43rd minute, who scored another one in the continuation in the 46th minute. Yates made sure that there is no hope for the guests to do something in this match when he scored the third in the 85th minute.
The comforting goal for the away team was scored in the added time via Ahearne-Grant, who was accurate from the penalty kick. Nottingham is at playoff leading fourth place, with Premier League promotional second place not being that far away knowing how WBA plays, but positive results are necessary for the next weeks.
Cardiff returned to the field after a three-month-long break in the best possible way, as they recorded two wins in a row now. Last Saturday afternoon they defeated Preston with a 1:3 result playing away from home.
The first part was quite dynamic, unfortunately without goals, where both teams had their chances. The second half was more interesting, in football terms, as we have witnessed four goals being scored. Guests took the first lead over Ralls in the 69th minute, but the hosts equalized only a few minutes later via Johnson.
There were opportunities on both sides towards the end, but Cardiff looked better at the end of an attack and scored two more times via Mendez-Laing and Glatzel. They are now at playoff leading sixth place, but several teams are in the race for that spot, so three points in this match would surely be helpful.
Salernitana looked better than in the previous game against Pisa, but they suffered a narrow 1:0 loss away to Entella last Friday night. They had the ball possession and some decent chances created, however they looked vulnerable at the back.
The only goal was scored back in the 49th minute via Mazzitelli, as the visitors tried to reply back and the match looked almost like a one-sided one, but real efficiency was missing back then.
They are now close to a must-win situation, as they stand only two points above out of playoff zone placed teams and need to fight back seriously.
Udinese had all the chances of walking away with something on the road to Torino last Tuesday evening, but only suffered a narrow 1:0 defeat. The only goal was scored early, back in the 16th minute via Belotti, with the guests trying to respond and having some decent chances, but without any success.
Neither they had any luck, having some really good moments after the goal conceded. With this result, Udinese continues to be without a victory since the middle of January – more precisely, they didn’ record a victory in the last eight rounds. Having that in mind, a response is much needed since they are only three points above the relegation worried Lecce.
Augsburg came out with an away draw against Dusseldorf last Sunday afternoon with a 1:1 score. The first part was more dynamic, so both goals were seen during that period.
Guests took the lead first in the 10th minute over Niederlechner, but the hosts managed to level up fifteen minutes later via Hennings. Several goal opportunities occurred in the second part, but nothing too concrete.
They are currently in the fifteenth place, with six points separating them from the danger zone. The situation is clear for them and they can’t approach this match in a completely relaxed way.
Augsburg team news
Aarhus performed quite a spectacular game last Sunday night against Midtjylland where as many as seven goals were seen. Playing as a visiting team, and considered an underdog in this one, Aarhus managed to pull out a 3:4 victory in this match.
In the first part, teams were quite balanced, with one goal seen from both sides. In the continuation, just three minutes from the beginning of the second part, hosts had a 3:1 lead, but guests kept their focus and completely reversed the result in their favor with three goals scored, one at the very end of the injury time.