Ferencvarosi v Celtic betting tips: Pressure still on Hoops in Hungary
Ferencvarosi v Celtic betting tips and odds
Celtic kept their slim chances of finishing in the top two alive with a 2-0 win against the Hungarian champions but in truth the Europa Conference League looks like their best hope of continuing their adventure in Europe.
The Hoops are four points behind Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen, so only a win will suffice in Hungary if they are to maintain their hopes of being in the top two.
The Glasgow side are 23/20 to beat the Green Eagles on Thursday night but let’s check out some of the other possibilities in our Ferencvarosi v Celtic betting tips.
Celtic’s five-match winning run in all competitions ended in a goalless draw with Livingston at the weekend when Giorgios Giakoumakis missed a stoppage-time penalty which would have sent his side temporarily to the top of the Scottish Premiership.
The Bhoys have conceded just once in their last five games and are 3/1 to win to nil again in our Ferencvarosi v Celtic betting tips.
But they have defensive problems after Carl Starfelt sustained a hamstring injury at Almondvale where Nir Bitton dropped into the back four.
Ferencvarosi cruised to a third successive title by a 20-point margin last season but are finding things a lot tougher in the current campaign which seems to be a three-horse race involving the Green Eagles, leaders Kisvarda and Puskas.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 30, 2021
Peter Stoger’s men have already played 11 matches in Europe, eight of which were in the Champions League, so their busy start to the season may explain their lacklustre performances.
Having scored and conceded against both Betis and Leverkusen, Ferencvarosi are 14/5 to lose and both teams to score while goals at both ends and over 2.5 goals can be backed at evens.
The scores were level at the break at Parkhead and another even opening 45 minutes is 11/10 while Draw HT/Celtic FT is available at 4/1.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou went with a 4-3-3 when the teams met last month, Kyogo Furuhashi spearheading the attack flanked by Liel Abada and Jota, with Callum McGregor, David Turnbull and Tom Rogic in midfield.
However, Rogic, like Starfeldt, also picked up a hamstring injury against Livi and is doubtful for the trip to Budapest so Bitton could replace him with Stephen Welsh accompanying Cameron Carter-Vickers in the heart of defence.
The Hungarians also played in a 4-3-3 at Celtic Park and coach Stoger has virtually a full-strength squad from which to choose.
Where: Ferencvaros Stadion, Budapest
When: 20:00, Thursday 4th November
How to watch: BT Sport 2
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication