Espanyol v Ferencvaros Betting Tips: 1 AH-1, 2019-09-19

Thursday 19thSeptember 2000hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Espanyol AH-1
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.70 (odds taken 02:40 GMT, 19 September )

1 X 2
1.38 4.66 8.70

(Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on September 19, 2019 at 02:40)

The opening matches of Matchday 1 in the Europa League commence on Thursday night and our next preview features a Group H clash between Espanyol and Ferencvaros as the betting tips continue at the RCDE Stadium.

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Espanyol Prediction – Can Espanyol click into gear?

After a slow start to the new domestic La Liga season in Spain, Thursday night’s hosts, Espanyol, currently sit in a disappointing 17th place on the Spanish top flight ladder having registered just 1 win out of their first 4 league matches of the new term.

This victory came in the shape of a 2-1 win away at early strugglers Eibar last time out, and the hosts will no doubt be hoping that this is a timely boost ahead of their opening match in Group H against Hungarian side, Ferencvaros on Thursday night.

It’s been 12 years since Espanyol last found themselves in European competition and the Europa League, and the hosts had to do it the hard way this time around as they made it through the various qualifying rounds to reach the group stages of this year’s Europa League.

Wins over Stjarnan 7-1 on aggregate, Luzern 6-0 over two legs and a play-off 5-3 aggregate win over Ukraine outfit, Zorya, saw Espanyol reach this stage, and with a promising set of results at home in the Europa League (winning 10 of their last 11 home ties), the hosts will be confident that they can get a result here tonight.


Espanyol v Ferencvaros Both teams to score

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Ferencvaros Prediction – Can Ferencvaros win four on the trot?

The Hungarian side bring a 3-match winning streak into this opening match in Group H against their Spanish hosts, Espanyol, having registered a 4-2 home win over Lithuanian side, Suduva, in the previous round of the Europa League, as well as back-to-back domestic wins in the Hungarian NB1 division with victories against Diosgyor and Paksi – the latter being a 4-0 win away from home.

However, when we look at Ferencvaros’s results away from home, the visitors have produced just 1 win out of their last 5 matches which was the aforementioned 4-0 win at Paksi in the domestic top flight, but 3 draws and 1 defeat make up the other 4 results.

Ferencvaros had actually started this season in the early qualifying rounds of the Champions League and although they recorded a 5-3 win over Ludogorets and a 4-2 win over Valletta, the Hungarians were bundled out of the competition following a heavy 5-1 aggregate defeat to Croatian side, Dinamo Zagreb.

Switch to away from home in the Europa League and Ferencvaros have gained just 1 away win out of their last 9 away ties in the competition which doesn’t bode well for a visit to Espanyol on Thursday night.


Key-Facts – Espanyol v Ferencvaros

  • Espanyol have won 10 of their last 11 home ties in the Europa League
  • Ferencvaros have won just 1 of their last 9 away ties in the Europa League
  • Ferencvaros have kept just 2 clean sheets from these last 9 away ties in the EL


Betting Tips Verdict

While Espanyol have made a slow start in La Liga, they should have enough to gain the points against Ferencvaros here, with perhaps a 2-0 win.