Ferencvaros vs Suduva
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 29 August 2019
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Arena (Budapest).
The Hungarian Champions got downgraded to Europa League football after 1-5 aggregate loss to Dinamo Zagreb in the 3rd round of CL qualifiers. Draw was kind to them, though, as they got Suduva in the Playoffs.
We haven’t seen a goal in the first leg, but ‘Fradi’ played much better football, took 19 shots, 8 of them hit the target, but Ivan Kardum, Suduva’s goalie, was impeccable.
Surprising package from Lithuania managed to eliminate Maccabi Tel Aviv in the previous round with two 2-1 wins. The Israeli giant was a massive favorite in both legs, but the Baltic underdogs defended well as a unit and looked absolutely clinical going forward.
Return leg, played in Marijampole, was largely a one-sided affair as Maccabi had 18 shots as opposed to Suduva’s two that went it.
Ferencvaros vs Suduva: Head to Head
The goal-less first leg was their maiden clash.
Ferencvaros vs Suduva: Prediction
I fully expect ‘Fradi’ to dominate the game and look for an early lead that would put them in commanding position. Sergey Rebrov’s men have already beaten much stronger side than Suduva at Groupama Arena -Ludogorets- not so long ago.
Lithuanian Champs were in the same position last year – they drew with Celtic in the first leg, but couldn’t cope with them in the rematch and the Scottish team progressed to Group Stages with 4-1 aggregate win.
Ferenc are Europa League-ready, and anything but a home win with at least two goals in Suduva’s net would be a surprise.
Ferencvaros vs Suduva: Bet Tips
Ferencvaros over 1.5 goals @ 1.65
Ferencvaros to lead at HT @ 1.95.