Competition: Champions League Qualifier 2019
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Does the Hungarian champion make a sovereign home victory? Read our full betting tips Ferencvaros vs Valletta and find out the answer!
After the coach of Fortuna Dusseldorf, Friedhelm Funkel, recently stated in a football podcast that he had not always made the right decisions regarding his club choice during his career, we were immediately struck by the personality Thomas Doll, who – Booth today – probably like to say the same. The ex-professional took over at the end of January, the office at Hannover 96, but could not prevent relegation with only three wins in 15 games (0.67 points on average). Although the step back into the highest German league for an actually already stamped football teacher is certainly understand, the 53-year-old is currently likely to get into trouble, especially since his former employer Ferencvaros Budapest is currently experiencing a real flight and instead of relegation battle with the Premier class may take pleasure.
Football Betting Tips Ferencvaros vs Valletta
In the first leg of the second round of the Champions League qualifiers Ferencvaros Budapest enjoys first home court against Valletta. Consequently, the odds of the bookmakers implied a clear favorite role in favor of the Hungarian champion, who presented himself in very strong shape in round one and the slightly higher estimated Bulgarians of Ludogorez Razgrad had in the barriers. The Maltese title holder from the capital cheated on the other hand, thanks to two draws against the surprise team from the preseason, F91 Dudelange from Luxembourg, in the next round. Before we go deeper into the analysis of both teams, we probably do not lean too far out of the window when we put the thesis into the room, that between Ferencvaros Budapest and Valletta a prediction on the hosts will turn out to be correct. As usual, however, there are 90 intense minutes, in which the supposed favorite has to meet the expectations.
Ferencvaros Budapest – Statistics & Current Form
Between 2013 and 2018 Thomas Doll was on the sidelines of the Hungarian top club Ferencvárosi Torna Club. The former coach of Hamburger SV or Borussia Dortmund undoubtedly experienced the most successful period of his coaching career in Hungary and was celebrated after three cup wins and a championship as a new national hero. After eleven untitled years, the German brought the Green-Whites from the sinking and led the 30-fold Hungarian title holder back to the old strength. At the end of August 2018, the ex-national player, born in the former GDR, was relieved of his duties despite the league leaders. Successor was with Serhiy Rebrov in the professional circles primarily as a world-class player known Ukrainians, who had previously gathered experience only in his homeland (Dynamo Kiev) and in Saudi Arabia as a responsible coach. Right in his first year in Hungary, Rebrov was able to lead the traditional club from Budapest again to the championship. In the end, the team often called “Fradi” by their own fans had a 13-point lead over defending champion and cup winner MOL Vidi. Not a few experts spoke of the best season for several decades.
The fact that the extremely positive impression as well as the success connected with it does not represent a fluke of the day already became clear in the first two competitive matches of the new game year. Against the Bulgarian representative Ludogorez Razgrad, who has been regularly active in the group stages of the Champions or Europa League, the Green-Whites won both the first leg before home backdrop (2: 1) and the second leg (3: 2). In the end, during the second encounter at the Arena Ludogorez there was actually no phase in which Serhiy Rebrov had to shiver. The Budapesters presented themselves strong, they were 2-0 ahead after 20 minutes and finally had no major problems to realize the entry into the second round of qualifying. These surprisingly mature and fit appearances at this early stage of the season are certainly one of the main reasons why we are aiming for a home-inspired move between Ferencvaros Budapest and Valletta on Wednesday night.
In the transfer market, the Hungarian champions remained quite passive, especially with the Uruguayan midfielder Fernando Gorriaran actually only a regular player left the club in the direction of Mexico. For this, the squad was primarily reinforced in width to dance as long as possible at several weddings, especially on international stage. The biggest plus, which the Hungarians have on their side, is therefore the temperament and the continued stable self-confidence from the preseason. In addition, since the new season starts three weeks earlier in the home country than in Malta, there are no physical advantages to be discarded. The bottom line is therefore little wonder that in the first leg in the Groupama Arena between Ferencvaros Budapest and Valletta, the odds were placed on the host so low. There are no serious failures for Rebrov. Everything points to a sovereign triumph.
Expected formation of Ferencvaros Budapest:
↪ Dibusz – Heister, Dvali, Blazic, Lovrencsics – Kharatin, Ihnatenko – Zubkov, Skvarka, Nguen – Priskin
↪ Coach: Rebrov
Last matches of Ferencvaros Budapest:
⚽️ 17.07.2019 – Ludogorez Razgrad vs. Ferencvaros 2: 3 (Champions League)
⚽️ 10.07.2019 – Ferencvaros Vs. Ludogorez Razgrad 2: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 04.07.2019 – Ferencvaros Vs. Royal Excel Mouscron 2: 0 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 01.07.2019 – Ferencvaros Vs. Craiova 4: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 30.06.2019 – Ferencvaros Vs. Pribram 3: 0 (friendly)
Valletta – Statistics & Current Form
In four of the recent five Champions League appearances, the Valletta Football Club reached at least the second round of qualifying. To get ahead in the third round, the Maltese wait until today in vain, because the last eight second-round matches, whether at home or in the distance, were all lost. But: Only three of these eight bankruptcies since the 2011/2012 season conceded the kicker from the island capital with more than one goal difference and although they had well-known opponents such as Partizan Belgrade, Qarabag Agdam or Red Star Belgrade in front of the chest. This exclusive statistic makes it clear that the underdog should not be taken lightly on Wednesday even though the prospects for a sense of achievement, such as a draw, are relatively low. We are predicting that Ferencvaros Budapest vs. Valletta will not be scored but will lose out. Accordingly, we would tend to opt for a bet on the HT 1 / FT 1 and leave out the handicap wins in our consideration.
In the first qualifying round, the Maltese titleholder of the past two years caused a surprise. Against the fright of the previous year, F91 Dudelange from Luxembourg, two draws were enough to advance unexpectedly. Even more curious is the triumph that Valletta in the first leg away with 0: 2 behind and was completely disassembled in the first half. Thanks to declining Luxembourg and a significant increase in the second round, it was after 90 minutes 2: 2. In the second leg in front of their own fans, a 1-1 draw was enough.
The fact that Estonian referee Yuri Frischer scored eleven yellow cards at Centenary Stadium in Ta’Qali underpins our assessment that the outsider in Budapest will do everything in his power to stop the opposition early. The tougher the match, the more likely a sensation. Because the Hungarians will be prepared to do exactly that and also have the quality and physical conditions, the homeowners’ goal must be to build a base in the first 45 minutes. The team of Coach Abdilla, who in the summer, among other things, a player from the third Brazilian League committed, has not yet collected much practice experience and is also in preparation not so far advanced as the Hungarians. The new season in Malta will start on the 24th of August, so all advantages should be on the favorites side. A Ferencvaros Budapest vs. Valletta tip in favor of the guests has no value in our opinion.
Expected formation of Valletta:
↪ Bonello – Camilleri, Borg, Pena, Borg – Nwoko, Packer, Zerafa, Pulis – Fontanella, Dimech
↪ Coach: Abdilla
Last matches of Valletta:
⚽️ 16.07.2019 – Valletta Vs. Dudelange 1: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 09.07.2019 – Dudelange vs Valletta 2: 2 (Champions League)
⚽️ 22.06.2019 – Valletta Vs. Gzira United 1: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Balzan Youths Vs. Valletta 4: 4 (FA Trophy)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Gzira United Vs. Valletta 0-2 (FA Trophy)
Ferencvaros vs Valletta Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Both teams face each other for the first time in a competitive game. Cross-comparisons are also not possible because the clubs have not been used against clubs from the country of the coming counterparty so far.
Ferencvaros vs Valletta Football Betting Tips Explained
Six games separate the teams from the second qualifying round from participating in the Champions League group stage. One of the numerous David vs. Goliath pairings rises on the paper between Ferencvaros Budapest and Valletta. According to the odds, there is little doubt that the reigning Hungarian champions will make the leap to the third round. The prerequisite for this is a successful first leg in front of a home backdrop. In the first round of qualifying, the Green-Whites against Ludogorez Razgrad already presented in strong shape. Against a on the paper at least equal opponents both matches were made victorious. Valletta, however, had to shiver against F91 Dudelange again with two draws.
Key Facts – Ferencvaros vs Valletta tips
⭐️ Ferencvaros won both matches in the first round against Ludogorez Razgrad
⭐️ Valletta have all lost the last eight second round games in the CL qualifiers
⭐️ The season in Hungary starts three weeks earlier than in Malta
In addition to the better impression from round one also speaks the current state of preparation for the men of coach Serhiy Rebrov, since the season in Hungary already starts three weeks earlier than in Malta. In connection with the undoubtedly higher existing quality and the home advantage we decide in the first leg Ferencvaros Budapest against Valletta for the betting odds on the tip HT 1 / FT 1. The Hungarians want to ensure in the first half for clear conditions and definitely in the lead go. In such qualifying games, there is always some caution in handicap betting, which is why we deliberately prefer the half-time / final standings and choose a high stakes of eight units.