If games lasted only 45 minutes… Basel would be at the top of the table! At the same time, if games started after the break… Basel would be at the bottom of the table!
Does something seem strange about this to you?! The fact is that it’s very interesting to have a look at the first half table and the second half table after 17 games.
Well, here they are!
1ST HALF TABLE
Basel are at the top of the table 7 points clear of Young Boys! That’s impressive… Moreover, it’s interesting to note that Grasshopper are third placed.
The worst team of the first half instead, is… Thun!
Let’s see how things change after the break…
2ND HALF TABLE
Young Boys are obviously in a great physical condition and this allow them to make the difference after the break! In this regard, it’s interesting to note that Gerardo Seoane’s troops lost only 1 second half… in St. Gallen. Where, however, they were able to earn a 3-2 win.
Thun are also obviously in a grat physical condition. Michel Schneider’s troops are terrible in the first half and excellent in the second one.
Moreover, we think it’s worth emphasising that, in our opinion, these data show that the two coaches of Young Boys and Thun are excellent when it comes to change things during the break and as the matches go by… then sure, one might doubt that – especially in the case of Thun – the coach isn’t able to pick the right starting 11…
Anyway, the second half table shows also that Lugano and Grasshopper are struggling after the break… without forgetting Basel who are at the bottom!
Marcel Koller’s troops metamorphosis after the break is impressive and worrying… it seems clear that, among other things, the players physical condition must improve.
In this regard, the winter break is a godsend.
Finally, it’s interesting to note two more things:
The first one:
Sion have lost only 2 times the second half since when Murat Yakin was appointed the new coach… (including one on his debut in Thun, when Murat was on the stands). We think that this fact is interesting and significant…
The second one:
Both in the first half table and in the second half table, Neuchâtel Xamax are not at the bottom of the table. It may be a small detail… in our opinion, however, this proves that the newly-promoted side seriously has a chance to survive.
To conclude, Young Boys have already won the title… but the Super League still has a lot to say as regard both the battle for European spots and the relegation battle.
Then sure, the overall level became sort of low… frankly speaking, however, the Super League remains a very interesting league that in terms of entertainment has got a lot of potential.
See you soon, guys!