Our football match prediction:
Zurich failed to impress against Villarreal in their last home fixture in the Europa League, but thanks to Roberto Rodriguez’s goal in the dying minutes of the game the Swiss team shared the spoils with the Yellow Submarine. Ulrich Forte’s team stayed in the race for a place in the knockout stages, but they need to pick up all three points from Thursday’s football match against Osmanlispor if they are to meet the goal. The Turks, on the other hand, are sitting in top position in Group L ahead of the visit of Zurich and they are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Thursday’s clash. The two teams seem to be evenly matched at the moment and we predict that they will play out a draw at Osmanli Stadi. When the two teams met in Switzerland earlier in the process Zurich recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win over Osmanlispor.
Highlighted Team (FC Zurich):
Zurich were founded in 1896 and six years later they won their first Swiss Super League title. In the 2008/2009 season der Stadtclub the club won their 12th domestic trophy and, as a result, they are regarded as one of the biggest clubs in Switzerland. Zurich made it to the Champions League (European Cup) on two occasions. The Swiss outfit faced Real Madrid in the semis of the elite competition in the 1963/1964 season, but Spanish giants Real Madrid proved to be a big catch for them. In the 1967/1977 season Zurich were beaten by Liverpool in the European Cup semis, with the Swiss team losing both legs. Der Stadtclub play their home games at Letzigrund and the capacity of the stadium is 25 000. It has to be noted that the likes of Shabani Nonda, Josip Drmic, Rosario Martinelli, Ike Shorunmu, Daniel Gygax, Blerim Dzemaili, Jurica Jerkovic, Iulian Filipescu played for the club in the past. Zurich’s home colours are white and blue.