Bayer Leverkusen hosts Ferencvaros in round 1 of the Europa League group stage. The match will be played on Thursday, September 16th at BayArena (Leverkusen).
Bayer Leverkusen performed unsuccessfully for several years in a row. The Red-Blacks never managed to take a place in the top 4, and as a result, they remained without the Champions League. And the new coach, Gerardo Seoane, has an obvious task: to rise to the quartet of leaders. The summer period turned out to be successful for the team: a draw with Union Berlin and victories over Borussia Monchengladbach and Augsburg. But after a pause for the games of the national teams, Bayer Leverkusen suffered the first defeat. On Saturday, it took the lead three times but lost to Borussia Dortmund with its incredible Halland.
After a long pause, Ferencvaros was able to return to the group stage of the Champions League in 2020, and it was the main achievement of Serhiy Rebrov in Budapest. But in the summer, the Ukrainian specialist broke his contract and left Hungary. At first, Peter Stoger, who replaced him, coped perfectly. Under his management, the Green Eagles managed to show a usual confident start in the national championship and eliminated Pristina, Zalgiris, and even Slavia Prague in the Champions League qualification. But Young Boys didn’t allow the Hungarians to achieve a positive result in the decisive round: both matches ended with a 2-3 defeat of Ferencvaros. Well, now the Green Eagles will fight in the Europa League. But they got in a very interesting company: in addition to Bayer, they will also play against Celtic and Betis, and only two out of four clubs will go to the playoffs!
Ferencvaros was a rare guest in European competitions in the previous decades. So, it is not surprising that it is with this match that the Hungarians will open the history of the confrontations against Bayer. The team from Leverkusen should take revenge for their failure in the Bundesliga, and they are obliged to start the fight in the Europa League with a home victory. We predict a efficient match with a plenty of goals.
Bet Type: Total Goals
Selection: Over 2.5
Best Odds: 1.50 at
Stake: 2% bankroll (40 Units)
Date/Time: 16-Sep-2021 18:45 CET
Event Result: 2:1(1:1)
Profit: +20.00 Units