- Ferencváros have played 8 European games in the last calendar year against teams who are arguably better than Celtic (Ludogorets, Espanyol, CSKA)
- From those 8 games they generated on average 1.78 xG per game and 1.38 goals per game
- The renaissance can in part be attributed to the fine work of former Ukranian international Sergei Rebrov. Since his appointment Ferencváros are unbeaten in 85% of their matches. From those games they have scored on average 1.81 per game
- In their last game against Djurgården they scored twice generating 1.2xG
- Looking at the strength rating on the EuroClubIndex we can see they are currently at their highest level in the last 13 years
- As we know, Celtic have one of the best atmosphere’s at home. Their European games are Celtic park are legendary but this will of course be played behind closed doors
- Celtic have played 3 domestic games this season and kept just one clean sheet. These games came against Dundee, Kilmarnock, and Hamilton. All of those teams rank around 200-300 places lower than Ferencváros on the Euro Club Index
- In fact, Celtic and Rangers are the only teams in Scotland that we could put on the same level as the Hungarians.
- Celtic played 16 games in Europe last season and conceded in 11. Two of those clean sheets came against Estonian minnows Nomme Kalju
Final word: As this is a one legged affair the Hungarians will likely have to score to have any chance of progressing. Celtic averaged 2.8 goals and 1.91 xG per game over the last year in Europe so they should be good for a goal here. With that being said I don’t advise the BTTS as there’s hardly any difference in the prices.
Over 0.5 Ferencvaros at 1.81 with Pinnacle - 2 units