In terms of the championship, all decisions have been made in Switzerland. The leaders from Bern are alone at the top and secured the title last weekend after only 29 match days. But behind them, the battle for qualification for the European starting places is close.
One of the contenders, Servette Geneva, hosts bottom-placed Sion this week. The hosts are competing with FC Basel, Lausanne and Lugano for two starting places in the newly formed Europa Conference League. To achieve this goal, three points against the upcoming opponents are certainly planned.
The guests are plagued by completely different problems. They are threatened with a fall into the Challenge League! Even the signing of the new coach Marco Walker has not been successful so far. A point in the Romandie is almost too little for Sion, given the deficit that the red and white have earned.
The best bookmakers see the hosts as the clear favourites and are predicting a win for the home side in the Servette Geneva v Sion match. Kick-off at the Stade de Geneve is at 18:00 on Thursday.
Prediction & Live Odds for Servette vs. Sion 22/04/2021
We can look forward to a match with a lot at stake for both teams. The hosts are in a good position to qualify for an international competition again. To achieve this goal, only a three-goal win against the bottom team counts. The bookmakers are offering odds of 1.60 on the home side in the Servette Geneva vs Sion match.
FC Sion is threatened with a fall into the Challenge League. They are already five points behind the relegation zone and have been waiting five games for a win. There are not many arguments in favour of a victory for the men from Valais.
Even though the Garnets went down badly in Basel last weekend, we see them with the advantage on Thursday. Our recommendation is to bet on a win for the hosts in the Servette vs Sion match, at odds of 1.60 at the top.
Servette – Statistics & current form
As promoted sides, the Garnets played an excellent season last year, which was rewarded with qualification for the Europa League in the end. In the first qualifying round, Ruzomberok was sacked from the competition before suffering a 1-0 elimination against the French side from Reims.
Now the men from French-speaking Switzerland are set to enter the newly formed Conference League. After 29 games, Geneva are in third place in the Super League table. Eleven victories have been celebrated so far and with the eight draws, the home side have a total of 41 points. The fact that they are only one point behind second place and one point ahead of their two closest rivals shows how close the battle for the international places is.
Geneva with a heavy defeat at the weekend
On Sunday, head coach Alain Geiger’s team suffered a bitter defeat against a direct rival. The Grenats suffered a heavy 5-0 defeat at FC Basel and had to concede second place to FCB. A three-goal win against the last-placed team is of course planned, but the last three home games against Sion have not been won. The bookmakers are offering odds of 1.60 on the hosts in the Servette Geneva vs Sion match.
That the third-placed team in a league has a negative goal difference is not an everyday occurrence either. The 34 goals scored – this is the fourth worst value in the ten-team league – are offset by 40 goals conceded. The most successful scorer is Frenchman Grejohn Kyei, who has already put the ball in the net eleven times and is thus third on the list of goal scorers.
Geneva without a win at home for the last two games
In the last two home games, the grenadiers were not convincing and conceded a 1:1 against Lugano and a 1:2 defeat against the second last from Vaduz. Another defeat against a team from the bottom of the table would be a big setback in the fight for Europe.
Servette Geneva’s likely line-up:
Frick – Diallo, Sasso, Vouilloz, Rouiller – Ondoua – Imeri, Valis – Schalk, Kyei, Fofana
Sion – Statistics & current form
Last year, FC Sion was already facing relegation. It was only on the last matchday that the men from the Valais saved themselves by winning against their upcoming opponents from Geneva. This season, however, the situation is even more precarious than last.
After 29 games, head coach Marcio Walker’s team has only five wins to its name. With the twelve draws, the Red and Whites have just 27 points. This means last place in the ten-team field. The gap to the relegation place is already five points, and six points to the safety line.
Sion without a win in five games
From the last eleven league games, the Swiss champions of the year 1997 have only won one match. In Lausanne, the FC were successful with 3:1. In the last five games, just two points were earned. No wonder, then, that the situation in the standings is correspondingly dangerous and relegation to the Challenge League is threatening.
With 32 goals scored, the team from Valais has the second worst record in the league. Only the promoted team from Vaduz hit the net less often with 29 goals. The best scorer in their ranks is Anto Grgic with nine goals. The defensive record is similarly miserable. 48 goals conceded is the second-worst figure behind FC Luzern.
Sion lost important points again on the last matchday
Last Saturday, the Red and Whites narrowly missed out on an important three points. Until the 85th minute, Walker’s team was leading 2-1 against FC Zurich, but then had to concede the equaliser. Now it’s time for the tough away game in Geneva. The tested bookmaker interwetten offers odds of 5.50 for a bet on the visitors in the Servette Geneva vs Sion match.
The Red and Whites’ away record supports this assessment. Only two victories have been celebrated on the opponent’s pitch.
Sion’s likely line-up:
Fickentscher – Iapichino, Ndoye, Lacroix, Abdellaoui – Tupta, Araz, Grgic, Tosetti – Hoarau, Karlen