Young Boys face a tough Champions League opener as they welcome in-form RB Leipzig to Stadion Wankdorf on Tuesday night.
As expected, Young Boys have made a strong start in the Swiss Super League but face a step up in opposition when Bundesliga outfit Leipzig come to Bern.
There are no injury concerns for Young Boys heading into this game on home soil but the same can’t be said for visitors Leipzig.
Head coach Marco Rose has had to deal with several issues at this early stage of the season, with Lukas Klostermann a doubt for Tuesday due to illness.
David Raum is another whose participation is in question after being forced off in the 3-0 win over Augsburg at the weekend, while a sprained knee for Dani Olmo is likely to keep him out of action until late September.
Amadou Haidara, Andre Silva, Willi Orban and El Chadaille Bitshiabu are also unavailable for the trip to Bern due to injuries.
RB Leipzig to win & both teams to score – No @ 2/1
After stunning Bayern Munich 3-0 in the German Super Cup, Leipzig responded from a 3-2 defeat to Bayer Leverkusen to win their last three games comprehensively.
A 5-1 win over Stuttgart was followed by a 3-0 triumph at Union Berlin before a home victory against Augsburg by the same scoreline.
Conceding just one goal in their last three games, Leipzig have looked impressive at the back of late and are capable of coming away from Bern with both a win and a clean sheet.
#PickYourPunt – Lois Openda to score anytime and Mohamed Ali Camara to be carded @ 4/1
Lois Openda has hit the ground running for Leipzig this season, with three goals in his first four Bundesliga appearances.
The 23-year-old has the pace and technical ability to cause the Young Boys defence problems on Tuesday night and it would be little surprise to see the Belgian add to his goal tally for the campaign.
As part of a #PickYourPunt selection, along with an Openda goal anytime, it’s worth considering home star Mohamed Ali Camara in the player to be carded market.
Camara has been in hot water with officials already this season, with an impressive four yellow cards in his first five Super League games.
Much like an Openda goal, it would be little surprise to see Camara in the referee’s book once again, with Albania’s Enea Jorgji the man with the whistle for this one.
Jorgji dished out seven yellow cards and a red in his last game officiating and Camara’s name might be in the ref’s book before the full-time whistle.