Steaua Bucuresti vs FC Zurich: Preview and Prediction

Steaua Bucuresti vs FC Zurich
UEFA Europa League – Group L
Date: Thursday, 20th October, 2016
Kick-off: 18:00 UK.
Venue: Stadionul National, Bucharest.

Steaua Bucuresti will continue searching for their first Europa League Group stage win this season when they host Swiss Side FC Zurich on Thursday night at National Arena

Steaua Bucuresti lost the opening game of the Europa League away from home, they were defeated 2-0 by Osmanlispor. Also in their second game, they were unable to grab a home win as the game ended 1-1 against Villarreal. They now need a win in this game to lift themselves off the bottom place in the table.

FC Zurich are tied to same point with Osmanlispor (3), they have lost 1 game and won 1 game in this stage of the game. They need to win this one to keep focus on the qualification route,

Steaua Bucuresti vs FC Zurich: Head to Head Statistics

  • This two teams have never played against each other in any UEFA competitions.
  • Bucuresti have played 10 times against a Swiss side, they have won 3, drawn 5 and lost twice.
  • Bucuresti have not lost against a Swiss side at home, they have won 3 games at home and drawn 2.
  • FC Zurich have played only 2 games against a Romanian side, they have won 1 and lost 1.
  • Zurich have drawn their only game on Romanian soil.

Steaua Bucuresti vs FC Zurich: Prediction

The game will be a tough one, as there are no favourite in this fixture. Steaua’s 1-1 home draw against Villarreal stopped their 3-game losing streak in UEFA competitions, which they have failed to score and conceded 8 goals. Steaua have progressed above the stage in 4 of their 7 attempts in European competitions.

Zurich are still without a win in their last 5 European away games, with just a draw and 4 defeats. Zurich have failed to progress through this stage in their previous 2 Attempts in European competitions. They will hope to win this one and breakout from this jinx.

Steaua being the home team and having more European experience more than their visitors are expected to grab 3 points. However, low outcome of goals is expected in this game.

Steaua Bucuresti vs FC Zurich: Tips

Under 2.5 goals at 1.66 (2/3)
Steaua Bucuresti to win at 1.95 (10/11).