Xamax - Lausanne
Neuchatel Xamax welcomes Lausane for a little friendly played @ Maladiere in Neuchatel. After this the team will fly to sunny Spain but the ground is good to play here. Xamax uses the artificial pitch but it wasn`t of big advantage in the Super league as Xamax is last on the table. They are also the new team of the league so it will be a hard season to adapt. Nothing is resolves for Xamax as they 4 points to catch up but some reinforcements in defense are needed. Xamax had a good scoring run before the break and they scored 2 or more goals in 5 of the last 6 matches. The problem was that they usually concede more so took little out of those games. Those games had 5 goals on average and with Lausanne we should see the same.
Lausanne plays in the Challenge League and are ranked third. They are also one of the top candidates to promote but they will have to give an extra push later on. They brought in reinforcements like Nikola Boranijasevic and Anthony Koura but had to loan their important attacker Rapp to St.Gallen to relieve the financial stress. Lausanne doesn`t score a lot in the Challenge League and that is a worry. This being a friendly, however, I expect some rotation and chances for both sides.
The teams met quite a lot in the past years and 4 of the last 5 went over 3.5 goals and going over 4.5 in the last 2 friendlies.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 11.01. 15:00h