Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Slavia Prague will be aiming to overcome a two-goal deficit in the tie with Ferencvaros when the two teams face each other at Sinobo Stadium on Tuesday. The Czech outfit have no other choice but to go all guns blazing at the Hungarians, but they will have to do it without Petr Sevcik, who suffered an injury in the first leg. Jan Kuchta is widely expected to lead the line for the hosts. The Green and Whites, on the other hand, impressed in the first leg, and they are now on a quest to defend their two-goal lead.
Ferencvaros are eyeing their sixth consecutive win in the Champions League qualifiers, but seeing that Slavia Prague are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we are tempted to put our money on the Czech outfit. Ferencvaros boss Peter Stoger is likely to stick to the 4-2-3-1 formation, with Ryan Mmaee up front as a lone forward.
Highlighted Player (Ondrej Kolar ):
Born in Liberec, Czech Republic on October 17, 1994, Ondrej Kolar is a towering goalkeeper who plays for Slavia Prague. Kolar started his youth career at his hometown club Liberec, and he continued playing for the White-Blues at senior level.
After making 30 league appearances for the club, he move to Slavia Prague in 2018. It has to be noted that he played for Varnsdorf on loan as well during his spell with Liberec. The Czech shot-stopper has established himself as a first-team regular at Slavia Prague where he became the most expensive goalkeeper in the Czech First League history.
Speaking of his international career, the 193-cm-tall goalkeeper made his debut for the national team on November 17, 2019 in the Euro 2020 qualifying match against Bulgaria. His preferred foot is right, and he wears the No. 1 jersey at Slavia Prague. His contract with the capital club should expire in June 2022.
Highlighted Team (Ferencvaros):
Established back in 1899, Ferencvaros are the most successful Hungarian club. The Zold Sasok clinched their 30th domestic trophy in the 2018/2019 season, but they eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League. Dinamo Zagreb proved to be a big catch for Ferencvaros in the Champions League play-offs, but the Green Eagles booked their spot in the Europa League group stages for the first time ever the same season.
Ferencvaros are well known for their green and white home kit, but they wear white shirts and white shorts when playing on the travels. Ujpest are considered the club’s fiercest rivals, whilst Ferencvaros and MTK Budapest face each other in the Eternal derby.
Honved are seen as the club’s bitter rivals as well. Back in 1975 the Zold Sasok made it to the UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup, with the team losing to Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev in the title game. Sandor Kocsis, who scored 75 goals in 68 appearances for the Hungarian national team, is the club’s most notable footballer.