Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Match Info
Date: Thursday 19th September 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm BST
Venue: RCDE Stadium, Barcelona
Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Stats
- Espanyol have picked up four points from four games in La Liga so far
- Periquitos have come through three rounds of qualifying to reach this stage though
- This is Ferencvaros’ first group stage game in Europe since 2005
Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Predictions
Espanyol are back in European football after a 13 year gap since the last time they managed to qualify. In fact, it’s quite stunning that it’s taken so long for Blanquiazules to return to European football since the last time they competed in this tournament, they managed to reach the final before losing to fellow La Liga outfit Sevilla. An impressive 7th placed finish sees them back on the continental stage for this season.
It’s been a stuttering start to the new league campaign for coach David Gallego and his charges as they have struggled to just one win in their opening four games. However, having already beaten Zorya Luhansk, Stjarnan and Luzern in this competition, their confidence will be high as they look to kick off the group stages with an important three points here at odds of 2/5 with William Hill.
Ferencvaros have endured a rather large gap between qualifying for European group stages also. The Green Eagles have actually qualified for European football in each of the last six campaigns but they’re yet to make it beyond the play-off round in that time until this year, with victory over Suduva in the final round enough to secure progression after a thumping defeat to Dinamo Zagreb dumped them out of the Champions League.
Their start to the domestic season has been solid if unspectacular, with three wins from four leaving Sergei Rebrov’s teams hot on the heels of the top teams and with games in hand – but their 4-1 defeat away to Puskas showed the side’s deficiencies which a stronger Espanyol outfit will surely look to exploit here. You can back the Hungarians to upset the odds and take an away win though at odds of 8/1 with Unibet.
Espanyol should have too much quality for Ferencvaros here and we saw in that defeat to Puskas that Rebrov’s side are capable of a defensive collapse when the pressure is on. Given the quality of players like Jonathan Calleri and Facundo Ferreyra in the Periquitos attack, we suspect this game will end in a comfortable home win by more than one goal at 11/10 with Paddy Power and after his weekend strike in the win over Eibar we fancy midfielder Esteban Granero for another goal at odds of 7/2 with Bet365.
Espanyol vs Ferencvaros Betting Tips
Espanyol -1 @ 11/10 with Paddy Power
Esteban Granero to score at any time @ 7/2 with Bet365
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