Luzern vs Espanyol for the Europa League qualifying match on Thursday at Swissporarena Stadium.
The hosts are storing a mix of results for this game. Luminaries, as people call them, have won just 4 of the last 10 games in all competitions. Besides, they suffered a 1-0 loss at Servette’s hands in the previous match.
As a result, their confidence will not be particularly high for Thursday’s game. The fact that they have won just two of their 7 home games only gives more substance behind the odds they would have on this game.
Espanyol travels to Switzerland in a much better mood. Also, the Spaniards have been unbeaten since March 2019, which is a stretch of 19 consecutive games. Besides, they have managed to win 7 of their last 8 games in all competitions, which ultimately serves as a testament to their form.
The Swiss side brought only one player during the summer. Marius Muller joined RB Leipzig, and no less than 4 players left the club. Stefan Wolf moved to Chiasso, while Urginic Filip and Marco Ruedi joined FC Emmen and Cham respectively.
Hermoso Lario and Perez Hernan are the two players who left the club during the summer. On the other hand, Espanyol boosted their team by signing with Prieto Andres, Vargas Matias and Itillarpe Ander, who could be decisive at any moment of the match.
Not surprisingly, this is the first meeting between these sides. With no records between them to draw conclusions, I had to rely on the current forms and overall execution of the results.
Therefore, due to their current form and the leagues where the teams belong, comparing the strength of the two squads, I believe Espanyol will maintain Luzern’s bad form.