It is 20:12 and these are the sport news. Ferencváros played a sensational draw at the beginning of the Europa League. They played 11-11 (!) against Espanyol. Hi Guys! Let’s continue our podcast series with the third match of Ferencváros against CSKA Moscow. From the Hungarian side, it looks like a very difficult match, where both of the team needs to win. So, it is a very interesting match as well. Let’s start with the standings of the H group. FTC stands in the third position with 1 point. They played 1-1 against Espanyol, then lost against Ludogorets at home. We have some weird feelings about these matches, because FTC was a huge underdog in Barcelona, but
they were able to get a point. Then the opposite happened: they should get points against Ludogorets, but they lost very clearly. CSKA Moscow stands on the fourth position with two losses. Therefore it is a key match for them if they want to go through the group phase. In my opinion the loser of this clash will lose all of its chances to reach the first or the second position at the end. Even CSKA stands in the fourth position, I do not think that they’ve already give up the chance of the next round! On the other hand, the winner of this game take a big step to the first positions and a huge advantage against its opponent. We will see who can get the last chance on Thursday! Let’s start the team analysis with Ferencváros where a lot of things happened since our last podcast. First of all, I and their supporters worry about their form. Since they have started the group stage of Europa League, their form is getting worse and worse. I can agree that their results from the last month doesn’t show it, but it is a bit tricky, because they had luck many times during these games. They had three wins from the last 6 matches, but these were really close wins. They were able to turn around the match against ZTE the last few minutes, , then they were the weaker side both against Kisvárda and Újpest. These teams had more chances than FTC, but they weren’t able to convert these to goals. It is enough in the Hungarian league, but not int he EL – we could see it against Ludogorets. The main reason of the low quality of playing is definitely the lack of rotation in the starting line-up. At the beginning of the Hungarian football league, Rebrov created to different line-up, one for the domestic matches and one for the international cup. However, the domestic one was not succesful at home and they lost a few points as well. Rebrov needed to prioritize the competitions. He decided to play the strongest line-up each time and the results became better at home. However, it hurts the physical conditions of the players and it can create huge problems at the end of the year. We need to talk about the injuries of FTC as well. There are four central defenders in the squad, but three of them are injured. So, Frimpong, Dvali and Otigba won’t be able to play on Thursday. Blazic is the only available central defender in the squad now and probably Botka will play along him. The problem is that they didn’t play well against Újpest on Saturday. Additionally, Gergo Lovrencsics, looks tired in the right back position. He played in the club and in the national team and looks like it was too much for him. There are several problems at the defenders, so it won’t be a high quality defending. Rebrov criticized the attackers after the last match. He said that he wanted to change all of them during the second half, because they were so bad. As I said earlier, this is the best possible line-up for FTC. These are not so good news before the trip to Moscow. CSKA has problems in Europa League as well. Defeat against Ludogerets and Espanyol, so they are int he fourth position of the group. But, after checking the highlights and the statistics, we can say that they were able to dominated both matches adn create many chances. I do not think so that Fradi will be able to cope with a high pressure now due to their problems. FTC had a really bad gameday on Saturday, so CSKA will be able to beat them in a match what they MUST to win. There are some injuries at CSKA as well. The biggest name is Alan Dzagoev who needs to miss the next fixture. But there are still several stars in the squad, who has much higher quality than any other Fradi player. Such as Nikola Vlasic, or Fedor Chalov. CSKA will be able to create a pressure on Ferencváros and they have players with good abilities at the front, so they will convert their chances to goals in my prediction. The odds for the CSKA win is not so high (@1,52), but it still have a slight value. The Russian side needs to win and they get an opponent whose is beatable due to their form. CSKA needs to attack from the beginning and this pressure should work against FTC. You can also choose the -1.0 handicap, which is around @1.90, if you want to choose a higher odds. And there is another option which is based on an interview with Sergey Kuznetsov who is the former head coach of Spartak Moscow. He agreed that there will be a high pressure on Ferencváros, but the Hungarian side will have a chance from set pieces or counter attacks. So, the defence of CSKA is vulnerable. If you believe in his words that you can try the home win and both teams to score option for @3.15. He, I mean Kuznetsov, know both teams, so we cannot ignore his words! From these options I prefer the home win for @1,52, because the attacking side of FTC looks weak for me. On the other hand, their defence is vulnerable as well, so the clean sheet won’t be a possibility in Moscow. That was all for today. If you have a better bet, then please, comment it under the video. If you do not want to miss the next podcast or video of sportsbetting then you should subscribe to the channel The match will be at 7PM on Thursday and good watching for everyone! See you!