Sunday 27 May

FC Zurich vs Young Boys - Match Preview

26 May 2018 Tampines -Tanjong Pagar SWITZERLAND: Schweizer Cup
SWITZERLAND: Schweizer Cup

FC Zurich

  • D
  • D
  • W
  • W
  • D


12:00 GMT
27 May 2018

Young Boys Bern

  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W

12:00 GMT 27 May 2018

The Swiss Super League season is over and Young Boys got their hands on the title after winning it by 15 points. They will be hoping to complete the domestic double on Sunday as they face FC Zurich in the Swiss Cup Final.


  • It’s been quite an incredible season for Zurich as they have secured a place in the Europa League just a year after they being promoted from the Challenge League. They knocked out Thun and Grasshopper in the quarter and semi-final on the way. The came from a goal down in the last round and had to rely on a last-minute winner to see them through in emphatic style.
  • Young Boys went one better than they did in the 2016/17 campaign as they went from runners-up to champions. They also knocked out last season’s Swiss Cup winners, Basel in the semi-final in February. Two second-half goals in the space of 10 minutes confirmed their place in this year’s final and a great chance at lifting the trophy.
  • Michael Frey was Zurich’s leading scorer in the league with 12 goals, he’ll be relied on as the main attacking threat on Sunday.
  • Young Boys have five players that have scored 10 or more goals in the Swiss Super League this term. Guillaume Hoarau got the most in the team with 15, only one player scored more in the league.


The head-to-head records don’t make good reading for Zurich fans as they have failed to beat Young Boys in their last seven encounters. Of the four meetings in the league since August, there was one draw and three Young Boys wins, all of which by just one goal. Sunday’s underdogs have scored just twice in their last six fixtures against Young Boys. Zurich will take confidence from the fact that they’ve lost one of their 10 finals in this competition while Young Boys have lost seven of their 13.


Zurich have won this cup nine times so they’re no strangers to a Swiss Cup final. However, they have seven injured players and one suspended for the match. Kevin Rüegg and Victor Pálsson both picked up knocks a couple of weeks ago and aren’t expected to return.

Latest matches: FC Zurich

19.05.2018 Supe FC Lugano FC Zurich 1:1 D
13.05.2018 Supe FC Zurich FC Basel 4:1 W
09.05.2018 Supe FC Thun FC Zurich 0:1 W
06.05.2018 Supe FC Zurich FC Lausanne-Sport 1:1 D
29.04.2018 Supe FC Zurich FC Sion 3:3 D


The last time Young Boys won this was back in 1987 and now would be the perfect time for them to end that 31-year wait for another. Kevin Mbabu is just one of their four injured players for the huge game.

Latest matches: Young Boys Bern

19.05.2018 Supe Grasshopper Club Zurich Young Boys Bern 1:2 W
13.05.2018 Supe Young Boys Bern FC Lugano 3:1 W
10.05.2018 Supe FC Basel Young Boys Bern 5:1 L
05.05.2018 Supe FC Sion Young Boys Bern 0:1 W
28.04.2018 Supe Young Boys Bern FC Luzern 2:1 W


Based on performances in the league this season, it should be Young Boys who are huge favourites but on cup history, Zurich should win. Nine Swiss Cup final wins and just one loss provide a boost for Zurich while the fact that Young Boys last won it in the 80s will also bring confidence. It could easily go to extra-time but Young Boys do hold the advantage.

About the author - Tampines -Tanjong Pagar

  1. Tampines: Tampines Football Club, also known as Tampines Rovers, is a professional soccer team based in Singapore. They compete in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) and have a rich history in Singaporean football. Here are some key points to consider about Tampines:


  • Experienced Squad: Tampines Rovers have a good mix of experienced players who bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to the team.
  • Strong Attack: The team boasts several talented attacking players who are capable of creating scoring opportunities and finding the back of the net.
  • Consistent Performers: Tampines Rovers have been consistently competitive in the SPL, often finishing near the top of the league table.


  • Defensive Vulnerabilities: At times, Tampines Rovers have shown vulnerabilities in their defense, which can lead to conceding goals.
  • Inconsistency: While they have had successful campaigns in the past, there have been instances where they struggled to maintain a consistent performance level.
  1. Tanjong Pagar: Tanjong Pagar United Football Club is another Singaporean soccer team that participates in the Singapore Premier League. After a hiatus, they made a return to the league in recent years. Here's an assessment of Tanjong Pagar:


  • Resurgence: After their return to the SPL, Tanjong Pagar has shown resilience and determination to re-establish themselves as a competitive team.
  • Young Talent: The team has invested in young players, giving them opportunities to develop and showcase their abilities.
  • Fighting Spirit: Tanjong Pagar has displayed a never-give-up attitude, often putting up spirited performances even against stronger opponents.


  • Limited Squad Depth: Tanjong Pagar may face challenges due to a relatively smaller squad and fewer resources compared to some other teams in the league.
  • Defensive Fragility: The team has struggled with defensive solidity at times, leading to conceding goals more frequently.

Overall, Tampines Rovers have a stronger track record and a more established presence in the Singapore Premier League. They possess experienced players and have a history of competitive performances. On the other hand, Tanjong Pagar is a team that has been rebuilding and showing signs of progress. While they may face challenges, they have displayed resilience and a commitment to improvement.

It's important to note that soccer teams' performance can vary over time, so it's always a good idea to keep up with the latest news and updates on their progress.

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