Barcelona vs Ferencvaros Betting Tip: Barca & Under 3.5 Goals – 20 October 2020

Hungarians can grab a Camp Nou consolation

Frenkie De Jong / Barcelona ©imago images / Alterphotos 17.10.2020

Spain Barcelona vs Ferencvaros Hungary

Tuesday 20th October 2020 – 20:00 Kick-Off
UEFA Champions League Group G
Pick: Barcelona Win & Under 3.5 Goals
Odds: 7/5
Bookmaker: Betway
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 18th October 2020)

Preview: Just a second ever group stage appearance in the UEFA Champions League for Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros. First up is their trip to the Camp Nou for a daunting assignment with five-time European champions Barcelona.

UEFA Champions League Betting at Bet365


Barcelona Preview – Blaugrana keen to atone for weekend loss?

Since suffering that now infamous 8-2 defeat in the quarter-finals of last season’s tournament, exiting in ignominious fashion at the hands of eventual winners Bayern Munich, Barcelona have performed an overhaul of sorts. Some big names have departed, paving the way for some exciting if not entirely groundbreaking new additions, while there is a new face in the manager’s dugout.

Ronaldo Koeman returning, as coach, to the club with whom he helped deliver their first of five European Cups by scoring the only goal of the 1992 final, made big headlines during the summer. His reign begun promising enough with victories over Villarreal and Celta Vigo. Since then, however, the Dutchman has overseen a 1-1 draw at home to Sevilla while Saturday marked his first defeat at the helm away to Getafe.

Group stage football is the club’s forte, though. By topping a difficult section last term, ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan, the Blaugrana made it sixteen successive seasons qualifying for the knockout phase without fail. Although they would throw up a peculiar result last season when only mustering up a goalless draw at home with Slavia Prague, having beaten both Dortmund and Inter at the Camp Nou.


Barcelona Win to Nil



Ferencvaros Preview – Baptism of fire awaits Hungarian champs?

Just the two Hungarian clubs have ever competed in the group stage of the Champions League. Ferencvaros were the first to do so, finishing a somewhat respectable third in their section in 1995-96, while Debrecen became the second fourteen years later. The latter wouldn’t manage a single point, though, as they lost all six matches. So while there is excitement abound back home, the task ahead is ominous.

Despite earning a second successive Hungarian league title last term, making it a record-extending 31st overall, Ferencvaros needed to navigate the qualifying rounds en route to landing a mouthwatering section alongside Barcelona, Juventus and Dynamo Kiev. Serhiy Rebrov’s side did so whilst playing on the front foot, notching twice or more in four out of five qualifiers.

The mood in camp should also be healthy following a fine start to the season that has them atop Hungary’s top division. The Green Eagles are still to lose a game since getting their 2020-21 campaign up and running in August, winning nine out of eleven matches in all competitions. However two of those were when they were the travelling party, which is perhaps another ominous sign ahead of their Camp Nou visit.


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Barcelona vs Ferencvaros Betting Advice

The opportunity to play at the Camp Nou is one to savour for Ferencvaros, who are relative novices at this level despite an impressive haul of domestic titles in Hungary. It is difficult to have a strong opinion on them without actually seeing them play a huge amount, however, their record in the qualifiers hints at a side capable of ruining a few clean sheets having netted nine in five games during the qualifying phase.


Barcelona Vs Ferencvaros – Key Facts

  • 36 home UEFA Champions League matches without defeat for Barcelona, a run comprising 32 victories since September 2013.
  • Two or more goals were scored by Ferencvaros in four of their five qualifying matches en route to securing their group stage participation.
  • Unsurprisingly, Tuesday marks a first ever meeting between the clubs. Ferencvaros did earn a 1-1 draw in Barcelona in 2019-20 though, drawing 1-1 away to Espanyol during the Europa League group stage.


Many anticipate the gulf in quality to be readily apparent, which could prove to be the case, however, the early indications are that Barcelona remain a work in progress under Ronaldo Koeman. Across their opening four games in La Liga they averaged around or less than 1xG in three, including Saturday’s deserved loss at Getafe. However, they would win their only two encounters at home so far to nil. A modest victory is predicted.

Best Betting Odds – Barcelona vs Ferencvaros

Barcelona – 1/12 (Bet365)
Draw – 14/1 (Betway)
Ferencvaros – 50/1 (Betfair)