Ferencvaros vs Shamrock Rovers Betting Tip Over 2.5 goals – 18 August 2022

Over 2.5 goals in Hungary

Franck Boli / Ferencvarosi ©IMAGO / Aleksandar Djorovic 01/30/2022

HungaryFerencvaros vs Shamrock RoversIreland
18 August 1730hrs
Football – Europe – Europa League
Pick Over 2.5 goals
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 4/5 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 12 August

Both Ferencvaros vs Shamrock Rovers know they are guaranteed group stage football but will be hoping that is in the Europa League as the two go head to head in the first leg of the playoff.

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Ferencvaros Preview – Can Hungarian champions take an advantage with them to Dublin?

It was disappointment for Ferencvaros in terms of the Champions League. The Hungarian title winners had beaten Tobol and Slovan Bratislava to reach the third round of qualification where they were drawn against Qarabag. It looked like being an even contest on paper and it appeared to be going that way when they Ferencvaros secured a 1-1 draw in the away leg before a surprising and disappointing 3-1 defeat at home. It was a hugely frustrating outcome and prevented them from taking on Viktoria Plzen in the playoff round.

They did bounce back in style with a 4-0 home win over Fehevar at the weekend. They’ve won their opening two games in the league, scoring five and yet to concede any as they chase a 34th domestic title.


Our betting prediction
Ferencvaros win/BTTS
(odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 12 August)
This is a team who have plenty of recent experience in European competition, both the Champions League and in this tournament. They reached the group stages of the former in 2020 before the group stages of the Europa League 12 months ago – eventually finishing bottom of the section. It’s been a long time since they played a knockout tie in Europe, however.
Ryan Mmaee and Tokmac Nguen have been key parts of those European adventures. They have scored 15 goals between them in European games in the last three seasons.

Shamrock Rovers Preview – Will Rovers have enough to upset their hosts and return home with a lead?

It may just be August but Shamrock Rovers have already had the ups and downs of European football. They duly dispatched Hibernians over two legs before a sobering 3-0 defeat away to Ludogorets in the first leg of the second round of qualification, they did recover somewhat in the home game – winning 2-1 – but it wasnt enough to stop them from dropping into the Europa League.

Their first task was seeing off Shkupi from Macedonia which they done with minimal fuss – progressing 5-2 on aggregate and therefore guaranteeing themselves at least another eight games of European football this season.


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The last time Rovers reached the group stages of this competition was back in 2011. They were in a section containing PAOK, Tottenham and Rubin Kazan. They failed to get a point on that occasion showing just how challenging this level can be for a team with their resources.

Stephen Bradley’s men drew their weekend match with Derry City in the league. They sit top of the league, however, with a lead of four points over chasing Dundalk but they also have the advantage of a game in hand. Rovers are going for their third straight title, something they haven’t achieved since the 1980s.

Ferencvaros vs Shamrock Rovers Betting Advice

There’s no doubt that Ferencvaros are favourites for this one. They have the better pedigree in Europe and will be confident they can get the better of their Irish opponents over the course of the two legs. Shamrock Rovers are dangerous, though. They have won two ties very comfortably and although they didn’t do themselves justice in the first leg in Bulgaria, still had enough to win the second leg of that time at home.

The hosts will have to be on their guard against an improving team who will be well organised and full of energy.


Key Facts –  Ferencvaros vs Shamrock Rovers Betting Tip

  • Ferencvaros lost out to Qarabag in the third round of Champions League qualification
  • Shamrock Rovers were also eliminated from Champions League before seeing off Shkupi of Macedonia
  • The winners of this tie will go into the Europa League group stages with the losers in the Europa Conference League


Five of Shamrock Rovers’ six European matches this season have went over 2.5 goals and this could go the same way.


Best Betting Odds for Ferencvaros vs Shamrock Rovers

Ferencvaros: 4/9 Betfred
Draw: 16/5 at Betfred
Shamrock Rovers: 13/2 at Betfred