Ferencvaros vs Leverkusen – Betting Preview

In their Europa League round of 16 match against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday, Ferencvaros will be attempting to overcome a two-goal disadvantage.

Last week, the Germans won 2-0 at BayArena, giving the Hungarian champions a monumental job in the return match.

Ferencvaros Preview

Ferencvaros’ first modern-era knockout match in Europe did not go exactly according to plan in Leverkusen last week, despite the fact that they performed better than expected to win Group H.

Stanislav Cherchesov’s were forced to chase the match after Kerem Demirbay’s first goal in the ninth minute, but they were just four minutes from ensuring that their loss was just minor until Edmond Tapsoba’s late goal placed the Germans firmly in the driver’s seat.

Ferencvaros Stadion is expected to have a boisterous atmosphere, as the home supporters try to assist their team advance to the round of eight in any European competition for the first time since they lost to Dynamo Kiev, 3-0, in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1974–75.

Bayer Leverkusen Preview

Whether Leverkusen’s season is regarded as a success or not will primarily rest on the extent of their progression in the Europa League.

Die Werkself are now six points behind sixth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt after two straight victories, but they are still a long shot to finish in the top four this season after a dismal start to the season before Xabi Alonso’s hiring in early October.

In terms of competing in next season’s Champions League, though, winning the Europa League looks to be the only feasible road into Europe’s best competition for Alonso and his squad.

The Spaniard will be confident in his team’s ability to defend their two-goal advantage on Thursday in Hungary, but he will also make them fully aware of the hostile environment they will likely have to face.

Fortunately for the visitors, the majority of football is decided by what happens on the field, and there is no doubt that their team of players is more talented in order to qualify for the last eight of a European competition for just the second time in the previous 15 years.

1×2 Betting Odds

Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market

We anticipate Leverkusen to advance on Thursday, yet Ferencvaros should not be discounted because they have a home advantage and could pull off an incredible comeback.

But a look at the betting market will tell us, they are the underdogs in this @ 3.75.

Since taking over for Gerardo Seoane earlier this season, Alonso has significantly improved the team’s performance. They unquestionably possess the speed and talent to punish the hosts in transition if they overshoot for a goal!

The away side are the favourites in this @ 2.10.

The market odds of a stalemate stands @ 3.78.

Total goals over/under

Let’s check the over/under scenario

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.87.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.09.

Since the home team is 2 goals down from the first leg, they will have to play attacking football.

Meanwhile the away side can sit back punish them on the counters.

Either way expect this one to have a few goals in it!