Budapest Honved vs Zalgiris Vilnius
Europa League Qualification
Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion (Budapest).
The hosts had their hearts broken by MOL Vidi in the finals of the Hungary Cup with the final scores reading 2-1 in favor of the latter at the end of the ninety minutes. Despite taking the initial lead in that game, the squad succumbed to two goals in the second half which put extinguished their hopes of getting their hands on the trophy.
They failed to cash in on the majority of ball possession and made not more than eight attempts at goal, five of which were not even on target. They also had a disappointing finish to the league and finished fourth on the table with forty-nine points.
The home side will have to bounce back to winning ways and get off to a positive start when they welcome the visitors Zalgiris Vilnius to their midst on Thursday.
The visitors are currently on a seven-match winning streak in all competitions, with their most recent win coming against Riteriai by a 2-1 scoreline, on home soil. Their last trip on the road to the home of FK Panevezys saw them record a comfortable 2-0 victory as well, at the end of the ninety minutes.
The pressure will certainly be on the home side this week to thwart the visitors from potentially walking away with a crucial away goal.
The winners, at the end of two legs, will be locking horns with the side that comes out on top in the tie between Sabail and Universitatea Craiova.
Budapest Honved vs Zalgiris Vilnius Head to head (h2h)
Both the teams have not previously met each other in any competition.
Budapest Honved vs Zalgiris Vilnius Prediction
The maiden meeting between the two sides on Thursday is almost certain to see the hosts taste success.
The home team have not failed to find the back of the net in their last six games. The squad have also been handed a defeat in just one of those games, which certainly gives them the slight upper edge over the visiting team.
The visitors ended their dismal two-game losing streak on the road and are currently unbeaten in their last three away ties. The squad have also scored eight goals in those outings and will surely be hoping to extend their goalscoring run this week.
We can certainly expect a high scoring clash between the two teams, however, the win is likely to swing in favor of the home side at the end of the ninety minutes.
Budapest Honved vs Zalgiris Vilnius Betting tips
Full-time result: Budapest Honved @ 1.72 (5/7)
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).