Ferencvaros vs Espanyol
Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Groupama Arena (Budapest).
If not for Ferencvaros, Espanyol would have secured qualification already. The latter has stayed unbeaten through this whole campaign, and in fact, disregarding their sole draw against this opponent, the Spanish contingent have registered 100% wins. Despite the away handicap, considering the respective leagues either take part in and with an opportunity to ensure the group-champion spot, Espanyol looks likely to post the three points.
Ferencvaros vs Espanyol Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture acted as the sole game between the two teams, and then, spoils were shared with the aid of a 1-1 scorecard.
Ferencvaros vs Espanyol Prediction
Ferencvaros had the home advantage the last match-day and looked set for a huge win. Exactly as if planned, they raced to a 2-0 lead in the first quarter-hour of the match itself. However, then they were unable to keep the guests quiet and had to witness goals from Zalaegerszeg, at regular intervals.
Finally, after considerable effort, the hosts were able to narrowly beat out the opponents with a 3-2 scorecard.
In the meantime, their Spanish counterparts Espanyol had taken on Getafe in the La Liga and faced tough resistance. The former did have home advantage, but that did not prevent them from conceding in the 3rd minute.
Still, credit when it’s due, Espanyol did manage to equalize late into the first half and then defended well to keep the scorlines intact, at 1-1.
This upcoming match-day, consider how the reverse fixture had turned out. The result may have been a 1-1 draw, but consider that the Espanyol had trailed for a considerable amount of time in the game, and still managed to walk away with three points. Also, the sole goal they conceded was scored in the form of an own goal.
Moreover, consider the respective leagues either are a part of. While Ferencvaros ply their trade in the comparatively far weaker Hungarian top division, their opposite number battles it out in the best league in Europe, according to UEFA coefficient.
In addition, understand that Espanyol can almost ensure qualification with a win this Thursday, and they will be doubly motivated to go after the three points.
Finally, consider the performances of both in their respective Europa campaigns this season. While Espanyol are at the top of the table, with an unbeaten run (of which disregarding a draw, all other were wins), their counterparts have a single victory to show for. Also, the toppers have scored the most number of goals, and have conceded the least, at just one.
Considering all these factors, anticipate a strong performance from Espanyol this Thursday.
Ferencvaros vs Espanyol Betting Tips
Double Chance: Espanyol or Draw @ 1.44 (4/9)
Espanyol +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.44 (4/9).