Luzern vs. Grasshoppers Prediction, Tips & Odds – Aug. 10, 2022 19:00 CET
Luzern and Grasshoppers are still unbeaten in the season so far and that is likely to change after this match.
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In the period between 2009 and 2021, Luzern only once finished the season below sixth place on the table. However, last season they were very close to being relegated to the Challenge League for the first time after 16 years. Luzern finished regular season in ninth place, so they needed to compete in the play-out against Schaffhausen. Luckily for them, they won 4-2 on aggregate.
Although Luzern was very close to being relegated, Mario Frick remained the head coach. During this summer, two important midfield players (Filip Ugrinic and Marvin Schulz) left this club. Luzern bought striker Joaquin Ardaiz for one million euros, while they also signed Jakub Kadak, Pius Dorn and Nicky Beloko.
Looking at the individual quality of the players, Luzern is among four weakest clubs in the Swiss Super League. However, they did a very good job in two opening rounds. First, they drew 0:0 at road against reigning champion Zurich, and then Luzern beat Lugano 2:1 also away from home. This match versus Grasshoppers will be the first at home and they will try to continue with good performances.
In 2019, Grasshoppers was relegated from the Swiss Super League for the first time in 68 years. It took them two seasons to return to top tier of domestic football and they managed to preserve their status in comeback year. They finished in eighth place last season and they now hope to make another step forward.
During the summer, Grasshoppers didn’t change a lot of things in the squad. They signed three new players (Tsiy William Ndenge, Renat Dadashov and Meritan Shabani) and all arrived as free agents. Grasshoppers hope they could be a contender for fourth place which would almost certainly mean a spot the Conference League qualifying next season.
So far in the new season, Grasshoppers has played excellently. After three rounds, they have seven points. At home, they defeated Lugano and St. Gallen, while they drew against Young Boys in Bern. This duel against Luzern will be an opportunity for them to collect another point(s) and further strengthen their position on the table.
Luzern and Grasshoppers played four times against each other last season. Three times there was a draw, while Luzern won one match 1:0 at home. Grasshoppers achieved last victory in the clashes between these two clubs back in 2017. In next 13 matches, Luzern won seven times, while they drew in six occasions.
Pascal Schurpf is injured and won’t play for Luzern in this game. Sang-bin Jeong and Florian Hoxha are unavailable for Grasshoppers.
Luzern vs. Grasshoppers Prediction
This is a match where both clubs will see an opportunity to win and collect three points. If one of the teams scores a goal in first 30 minutes, we can expect to see offensive football on both sides and at least three goals combined in this clash.
Date and Time: 10.08.2022 19:00 CET
Pick: Over 3.0 goals (AH)