Aarau - Winterthur
Aarau hosts Winterthur in the round 30 of the Swiss Challenge League. This game has big implications for the play-off but we can say that for everyone till the season end. Aarau is ranked third with 44 points while Winterthur is just a point behind on 4`th. The second-placed Lausanne is just 3 points away and that place will lead to the play-off. These teams can be very attacking minded and so they have been this far. But the importance of the game might hinder the teams and in that situation, I still favor the home side.
After a terrible start to the season and a loss after loss, the Aarau team woke up. They started playing better and became a contender. With a run of wins, they jumped high and they are a real threat to Lausanne. Aarau lost just once in the spring season and that was on the away ground. From the last 9 home matches, Aarau won 7 of those while they took 2 draws against the best two teams of the league.
The form is with Aarau as they won 3 of the last 4, including away against Winterthur.
Winterthur had a really good spell till February but they became undone in March. They are far from any good form lately and have fallen down the table. In their away games, which were great at one point, they have shown frailties and have lost 3 of the last 5. They won away against Schaffhausen which is down for a while and had many missings, as I gather. Their away total is 6-2-6 with 22:25 gd which is ok but not so good lately. They lost to Kriens and Will, drew with Chiasso while Servette demolished them with 5:2. For today, Winterthur will be missing their key midfielder Calla(25-5) while the defender Isik(24-3) is a doubt.
Aarau is without Peralta(mid.11-0).
I see Aarau continuing a great run and put a damper on Winterthur`s hopes for promotion.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.04. 20:00h