Thun welcomes Spartak Moscow in a first game from the third qualifying round
Thun welcomes Spartak Moscow in a first game from the third qualifying round of Europa League. This match is going to be played at the Stokhorn Arena in Thun. Let’s take a look in our Europa League predictions football 1×2.
Thun are returning to the European competitions after four years. For them this is going to be a first Europa League game for this season and let’s be real – their opponent is very serious. The Swiss team is entering this tie in the role of an underdog, but this could only help them, right?
In the Swiss Super League Thun didn’t start the new season in the best way possible. After three matches played, they are still without a win. Their record so far looks like this – two draws and one defeat. In their last game Marc Schneider’s boys hosted Basel, but suffered a 2-3 loss. Simone Rapp and Basil Stillhart’s goals were not enough against one of the best teams in the country.
Spartak Moscow on the other hand are also just entering Europa League. They are clear favourites against Thun, which is pretty obvious – their team is much more expensive than the one their next opponents have. The manager Oleg Kononov has some great players to work with, including the world champion with Germany Andre Schurrle.
In the Russian Premier League Spartak Moscow kicked off their season in an unconvincing way, though. From four games played so far, the club from the capital has one win, two draws and one loss. Spartak are currenlty 11th in the standings, which is not acceptable for the team’s ambitions. In their last game Spartak faced Dinamo Moscow at home, but the capital derby ended with a 0-0 draw.
These are our predictions football 1×2 for the Europa League qualifying game between Thun and Spartak Moscow. The Russians are favourites, but let’s see what Thun can offer.