Balzan vs Videoton: Preview and Predictions

Balzan vs Videoton Europa League qualifier Match Preview 4th July 2017

Balzan vs Videoton
Europa League qualifier
Date: Tuesday, 4th July 2017
Kick off at 16:45 UK/ 17:45 CET
Venue: Hibernians Stadium.

Videoton confirmed the favourites tag ion the first leg when they completely dominated the pitch from the very first minute.

Still, the Hungarians had to wait 79 minutes to break the deadlock. It was the Serbian attacking dup Marko Scepovic and Danko Lazovic who bagged two goals to make the trip to Malta more comfortable for the new manager Marko Nikolic.


Balzan ended the last term of the top flight of Maltese football at the second position with seven-point deficit to Hibernians at the top of the standings.

The hosts also appointed a new head coach ahead of the new season as former OFK Belgrade manager Marko Micovic made his debut on the bench in the first leg last Thursday.


Videoton are one of the most famous teams in Hungary. They featured UEFA Cup final in 1985 when they lost 3-1 to Real Madrid.

The team has sky high ambitions in this season after they were on the brink of the group stage of the competition last year when they fell to Midtjylland after extra-time in the playoffs.

Videoton showed rock-solid defense in pre-season friendlies when they claimed four wins in four games without conceding a single goal against the likes of Skenderbeu, Ruzomberok, Inter Zapresic and Rostov.

Balzan vs Videoton: Head to head

The Hungarian runner-up from the last season took as many as 11 corners in the first leg which best describes the domination Videoton had on the court.

Scepovic and Lazovic brought the spell of excellent form to the new season as they were both on target in the first leg in Felcsuit.

Balzan vs Videoton: Prediction

Videoton are much stronger team and we expect them to confirm the gulf in quality and win the second leg as well.

Since the visitors have been very tough to break down in pre-season, we can easily see them keeping the clean sheet in the rematch as well.

Balzan vs Videoton: Bet Tips

The first bet will be HT/FT – Videoton/Videoton at 2.38 odds with Bet365.

The second pick is Videoton to keep a clean sheet at 2.20.