Ferencvaros vs Celtic – Sports grid


Ferencvaros host Celtic at Ferencvaros Stadion, Budapest, Hungary, in a major Group G clash in the 2021-22 UEFA Europa League.

The victory could see Ferencvaros climb to third place, while Celtic can move six points away from their Hungarian rival with a win and end Ferencvaros’ knockout qualifying hopes in the process.

Team news

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Ferencvaros has no concerns about new injuries to report, as David Siger remains absent with a knee injury.

Celtic will be without Carl Starfelt after the defender suffered a hamstring injury in Saturday’s goalless draw against Livingston.

Christopher Julien (knee), Greg Taylor (shoulder), Tomas Rogic (hamstring) and Karamoko Dembele (ankle) remain absent.

Stats attack

  • Ferencvaros have won just one of the previous two meetings against Celtic in all UEFA competition (G1, G1).
  • Celtic are visiting Ferencvaros for the first time in all competitions.
  • Ferencvaros has scored first in three of his five home games in all European competitions this season (W3, L2).
  • Celtic have scored the first goal in all four away games in European competition this season.
  • Under the supervision of referee Fabio Verissimo, in two matches last season, Celtic emerged victorious both times with victories over Riga and Lille.

Prediction

With no points on the board, Ferencvaros simply can’t afford to lose here, otherwise they will be knocked out, but it seems like a tough test, especially after they were outmatched in Glasgow two weeks ago by a disciplined but dominant Celtic team, so finishing will be crucial to their hopes. .

Meanwhile, Celtic will be a bit disappointed to have been held back by Livingston on Saturday, but this is a great opportunity to fight back because with Bayer Leverkusen facing Real Betis elsewhere, Celtic can really throw themselves back into the mix of knockout qualification if they repeat their home show here. .

However, this is the first time that Ferencvaros and Celtic have faced each other in the home of the old team, so I hope this is a more difficult match than many could hope for, although I can see the Hoops win this if they repeat their quality. two weeks ago. .

Prediction: Ferencvaros 1-2 Celtic

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