FK Suduva (@4.33) vs Ferencvaros (@1.8)

Our Prediction:

Ferencvaros will win

FK Suduva – Ferencvaros Match Prediction | 20-08-2019

The Red Star is, as we know it, one of the oldest clubs in the Serbian League. In the Champions League qualifying round last season, the representative of Serbia matched with Suduva, 3-0 in the first match, 2-0 in the second leg of the second leg of the match was defeated. Kizilyldz ended the season with the championship and was very close to the end of the season with 2 cups, but they lost this chance to their arch rival Partizan in the final of Serbia Cup.

Many fingers were pointed following last weeks disappointing result with some lambasting the board, others blaming the manager and everyone agreeing that the 2m spent on a new lighting system at Parkhead was money squandered. A 3-2 aggregate loss to AEK Athens last week caused the Hoops to drop into the Europa League play-off, the final round before qualifying for the group stage.

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Their schedule has been clogged with European fixtures but apart from that, they only have one win in their last four Premiership games, the sole victory coming against newly-promoted Livingston at home. Celtic won at the weekend in the Betfred Cup but they left it late with two goals in the last 15 minutes required to dispatch of the Championship opponents Partick Thistle.

The hosts have been redirected to the Europa Leagues qualification. The Serbs have played with a goalless draw at away and took a narrow 2:1 victory at home. Suduva began the current European campaign in the Champions League qualifying stage. The Lithuanian champion met Crvena Zvezda that competed in the last group stage against the further trophys owner Liverpool.

They now find themselves in a crucial match to qualify for the Europa League group stage for the first time in the clubs history and will be hoping to make the most of their home advantage. They dropped into the Europa League from the Champions League at a slightly earlier stage than Celtic and they only just managed past Latvian side Spartaks Jurmula in the third qualifying round last week with a solitary Guilherme goal splitting the two teams over both legs.

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The Celtic defence has been a highlighted issue at the club for most of Rodgers tenure but despite great domestic success, he has failed to successfully correct this fault in his team and it has cost them many a European campaign. Dedryck Boyata came back into the side at the weekend after much debate over where he would be playing his football come the end of the transfer window and this will be a real reassurance for Rodgers as the Belgian could really patch up that defence ahead of the home match against Sduva.

The Green Eagles experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-0 loss to Dinamo Zagreb, but given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The Lithuanian champions have been scoring goals for fun of late and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against the Hungarian outfit. A man to watch in the away team will be Italian attacker Davide Lanzafame, whilst Ferencvaros defenders should have Sergiy Rebrov at bay. Suduva and Ferencvaros meet for the first time ever in European competitions.

They did well to progress past APOEL 3-2 but were handed another tough fixture as they eventually crashed out of the Champions League to Red Star Belgrade. Sduva currently sit atop the A Lyga in Lithuania and have only lost two domestic games all season. Now against the Scottish champions, they held their own at home with a 1-1 draw in the first leg but were really up against it at points, as they had to batten down the hatches to 15 shots from the Hoops. Their real struggles have been in their difficult European clashes. They only conceded one though and will be looking to grab an away goal at Parkhead.

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Celtic have a bit of a defensive injury crisis with Jack Hendry, Jozo Simunovic, Marvin Compper and Nir Bitton all out with various problems. Daniel Arzani could make his debut in this game, he made his first appearance in a reserves match loss to Hamilton. Odsonne Edouard is expected to be fit for the game but Lewis Morgan is still out with a knee injury.