Xamax did a good job last time out on the road to Lausanne when they managed to took a point in a 1:1 draw, despite being underestimated by the bookie’s side.
After a conceded goal in the 25th, the guests managed to respond with an equalizer over Dominguez only eight minutes later and successfully kept their goal safe till the end, despite having a player less in the last ten minutes.
Xamax is at 9th spot in the general rankings, having only three points more than relegation-placed Chiasso.
The hosts will miss right-back Gomes (25/1) due to injury, as well as central midfielder Rodriguez (2/0) and forward Koura (8/0). Midfielder Beloko (15/0) is suspended for this one.
Grasshoppers are facing some difficulties with their performances lately, currently being on a three matches negative run, last time against Winterthur away when they were outplayed with a 2:1 result.
They were somewhat dangerous during the first part but paid the price of their inaccuracy in the 54th when they conceded their first one. Just a couple of minutes later, the guests were left with a player less and found themselves in a 2:0 deficit after the 66th.
Even so, they were able to be effective once over Pusic in the 83rd, but that was pretty much all we have witnessed from their side in this clash.
Grasshoppers still hold the leading spot, but Thun now shares the same amount of points, and can easily take over.
The guests will miss injured right-back Nadjack (3/0), midfielders Ronan (30/1), Kalem (16/0), and offensive Morandi (13/2). Central defender Gomes (33/2) and midfielder Da Silva (32/7) are suspended too.
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Now is the time for Xamax
As mentioned in the headline, now is the time for Xamax to take advantage of the poor form in which Grasshopper is currently in, and do their best to take all three in the upcoming clash. With the right approach, I honestly think that they are capable of making this one really interesting, with both teams chasing nothing but a three-pointer this time in a wide-open clash.