Ferencvaros vs Leverkusen – Betting Preview
The Europa League match between Ferencvaros and Bayer Leverkusen will take place on Thursday at Puskas Arena.
The German team took the first leg with a convincing display and will be traveling to Hungary on Thursday to complete the victory and move on to the quarterfinals of the Europa League.
The Hungarians will have a challenging assignment in the return leg because they must overturn a two-goal deficit. Yet, since Ferencvaros will have no choice but to attack in the match on Thursday, they are bound to play attacking football!
The good news for the home team is that Morocco international Ryan Mmaee has overcome his injury.
Despite not having any new injury concerns, Ferencvaros was psychologically damaged by their weekend loss, which was their second straight defeat. The undisputed league leaders in Hungary lost 2-1 at home to Puskas Akademia, which means they have now won just one of their last six games overall and just one of their last four at home before the winter break.
Bayer Leverkusen Preview
As a result of coach Xabi Alonso, Bayer’s fortunes have drastically improved since his appointment. The club won two straight games in the Bundesliga, but they still need a few more points to be in a position to compete for a spot in Europe next season.
As a result, the Europa League is their primary route there. With a 2-0 advantage, the Germans are in fine shape to advance to the quarterfinals after winning the first leg with goals on each side of halftime.
So it’s safe to say that the BayArena team has one foot in the quarterfinals already by virtue of winning the opening leg 2-0.
Exequiel Palacios and Robert Andrich have both served their bans out, and the Bundesliga team is not currently dealing with any new injuries. Although the trio was rested in a 3-2 victory against Werder Bremen at the weekend, all of Wirtz, Schick, and Bellarabi are back in the running.
1×2 Betting Odds
Let’s begin analysing the 1×2 market
Ferencvaros are unbeaten in the last five home outings in the Europa League, a run that started with the 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in December 2021.
Each of the last three games they have played in this competition in Budapest saw goals at both ends.
But when it comes to facing a team of Bayern Leverkusen’s standards, they might struggle!
Their odds of winning here stands @ 3.78. They are the underdogs!
After winning the first leg by 2-0, the away side will be confident to repeat that performance here again!
They are the market favourites @ 2.04.
The possibility of a stalemate stands @ 3.83.
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.
Ferencvaros had ten under 2.5 goals this league season and four in their last five matches, while Bayer is one of the most efficient teams in Germany playing in 16 matches with more than two goals scored compared to eight in the other direction.