Last match of round number 13 will take place between Zurich and Basel. Starting whistle will sound on Sunday at 17:00 Letzigrund Stadium.
Zurich was ranked 7th in the championship with 14 points, 10 in front of the virtual downgraded and 11 behind the leader. Last round, the team coached by Urs Meier, other than that his much appreciated, lost by a score of 1-5 in front of Aarau, situated just on the band 8. The last time Zurich was beaten to such a difference in official matches It was even against Basel last spring. Then the home team even lost at home by a score of 1-5. And now, the band is down to host matches at home, winning just one point from the previous five such games. Meier said it would be very hard to Zurich to win the three points at stake on Sunday, but with more responsibility from his players, this can be achieved. In view of this match, Meier will not be available on Da Costa, keeper of Zurich was eliminated last round. It seems that the third goalkeeper, Andres Malloth, will take its place. The reason? In 2011, he suffered an injury serious enough in training youth goalkeeper then struggling between life and death. The coach said that he only deserves to catch at least one match and opportunity have arisen now. Mario Gavranovic is another absent. It was suspended by coach after Zurich striker had an altercation with him quite hard. Basel, Marco Streller is the biggest threat to the gate of Zurich striker scoring 32 against them 12 times in 25 appearances.
Basel is moving toward a new title of champion, this time coming in at first place, 3 points ahead of the next ranked Grasshoppers Zurich. In the previous round of the championship, Basel defeated unemotional in Sankt Gallen, 3-0. As you probably heard everyone Basel has played midweek matches in the Champions League against Steaua ended in a draw 1-1. Giovanni Sio has been suspended for three stages, received a red card after 3 weeks. Also, Behrang Safari was injured in this week’s Basel defender is unavailable for this match.
This season, Zurich and Basel have met once, on St. Jakob-Park, Zurich won 2-1 after the hosts had opened the score after 8 minutes since last season, Zurich took 3 points from two direct confrontations Letzigrund stadium.