FERENCVAROS VS MACCABI TEL AVIV PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Ferencváros and Maccabi Tel Aviv meet at Groupama Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (1st Qualifying Round). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Ferencváros presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team plays its first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of taking advantage of the home advantage to achieve a positive result. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 35 goals scored and 11 conceded. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they drew with Olimpija by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches Ferencváros has won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. There is a tendency for goals in their home matches, as 18 of the last 21 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals.
The Ferencvaros reach this first phase of the Europa League after having conquered the second position in the Hungarian championship. We remember that the locals were eliminated in the second phase of this competition in the last season, with 2 defeats against Midtjylland. In this first match against Maccabi Tel Aviv, coach Thomas Doll must play in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and positional attacks: Ivan Petryak is one of the main responsible for creating and organizing the offensive process. Everything indicates that all players will be available for this game.
Maccabi Tel Aviv:
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the UEFA Europa League with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 22 goals scored and 15 conceded; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 8 conceded. In their last match, for the Friendlies, they beat Bytovia Bytow by (0-4). In the last 10 away matches Maccabi Tel Aviv has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Like the rival, Maccabi Tel Aviv reaches this stage of the Europa League after having conquered the second position in the national championship of their country. It is important to remember that the Israelis reached the group stage of the last edition of the Europa League, however, ended their participation in the last position of Group A. In this first leg coach Jordi Cruijff must opt for a very strategic cautious, exploring only the space in the back of the opponent’s defense, however, in some moments of the match must bet everything in the attack. Vidar Kjartansson is the great highlight of the visiting team, a very powerful and eximio player in the finalization. Apparently, there are no absences of weight for this game.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.68