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Ferencvarosi v Celtic betting tips: Pressure still on Hoops in Hungary

| 03.11.2021

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.

Match Odds

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.

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.

Talking Tactics

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.

Goalscorer Odds

Giakoumakis is the 4/1 favourite to break the deadlock despite his penalty miss at the weekend, whereas Furuhashi is 9/2 or 7/4 just to score.

Abada and Jota are 5/1 and 9/1 in the first goalscorer market or 14/5 and 10/3 as anytime options in our Ferencvarosi v Celtic betting tips.

Belgian striker Ryan Mmaee and Norwegian winger Tokmac Chol Nguen seem to represent the hosts’ best chance of scoring at 13/2 and 13/5 in the two markets.

Match Info

Where: Ferencvaros Stadion, Budapest

When: 20:00, Thursday 4th November

How to watch: BT Sport 2

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner