The Swiss Super League is the highest division of club competitions in Switzerland. Indeed, it is one of the modest football leagues in Europe- ranked 14th by UEFA league’s coefficients. Yet, teams like Basel, Young Boys and FC Zurich have been regular fixtures in the Champions League and Europa League.
With just 10 teams competing in the top flight, including one club from neighbouring Liechtenstein, the sides play each other four times- twice at home and twice away.
Grasshopper is the most successful team in the country based on the number of league titles won (27). However, Young Boys are the defending champions and have won the title four times in a row. It is worthy to note that before the recent domination of the Bern-based team, Basel had won the championship eight seasons consecutively.
Xherdan Shaqiri, Manuel Akanji, Steve Zuber and Ricardo Rodriguez are some of the finest exports from the Swiss Super League in the last decade.
The Swiss Super League is a particularly rewarding market for smart punters. With matches played so far, some observable patterns have begun to play out. Here are four bet options that can bring smiles to the faces of bettors.
Goal/goal In Matches Involving Sion
Until four seasons ago, Sion had consistently featured in the Europa League. Well, not the group stages but the third qualifying round on average. However, they finished ninth last term, managing just eight wins in 36 matches.
This season, the team has shown signs of improvement under new manager Marco Walker. The former Swiss player has guided them to two wins, two draws and two losses in the first six matches as they are placed fifth on the log.
While they have scored eight goals this term, defending has continued to be the team’s Achilles heel. Walker’s men have conceded 12 goals in return.
They conceded six in their second league game against Basel and have shown a habit of scoring late goals.
Sion has managed to keep just one clean sheet this campaign. Yet, they have found the net in every match. By implication, the two-time champions have recorded five goal/goal matches this season.
Hence, this bet option is particularly safe and looks sure to guarantee great rewards for punters interested in the Swiss Super League.
Over 2.5 Goals In Matches Involving St. Gallen
St. Gallen is the oldest club in the Swiss Super League. However, they have been average in terms of achievements.
They sit eighth on the table with just six points out of six matches. The Espen has won just one match this season.
While being one of the most offensive teams in the division, the rate at which they let in goals has accounted for their present league standing. They have the second-worst defence in the top-tier.
Peter Zeidler favours a very expensive style of play with its foundation in possession retention. Elie Youan and former Barcelona forward Jeremy Guillemenot have been responsible for plundering the goals. They also look to commit players in offence and go for a high-press during defensive transitions.
This leaves the team short at the back, especially when the opponent is able to bypass the press.
St. Gallen has recorded five over 2.5 matches in the league this season. Smart punters should look to have this option on their slips as it looks almost certain to deliver great profit.
Luzern To Win Either Half
Luzern sits at the bottom of the table with no wins. They have managed three draws and three losses.
The Lucerne-based team has begun the season underwhelmingly, especially considering that it ended last season in fifth place. They got as far as the third qualifying round of the Europa Conference League this season, losing out to Feyenoord.
What is fascinating about the team’s league statistics is the fact that they have managed to hold on to a win in either of the halves.
So far, Fabio Celestini’s men have won either half in four out of six matches played. The central defence pairing of Marco Burch and former Bayern Munich defender, Holger Badstuber has shipped in 15 goals already.
Hence, this option is a must-have for every smart punter with eyes on the Swiss Super League.
Basel Double Chance
Basel has continued from where it left off last season where they finished in second place.
Bebbi, as is their moniker remains the only unbeaten side with three wins and three draws.
Many have touted them as the only team that can push Young Boys all the way for the Swiss Super League title this season.
Patrick Rahmen’s side has the most potent attack with 17 goals scored this season. Brazilian forward, Arthur Cabral has been a key figure in the team’s success with seven goals scored.
Basel tends to play on the front foot, looking to dictate the play with its possession-based style of football. Taulant Xhaka has been one of the trusted players in midfield for the team.
It is unlikely that they will finish the season unbeaten. However, a double chance option is one that looks sure to yield conspicuous dividends.