Our prediction for this Europa Conference League match:
Shamrock Rovers will look to make a historical comeback in the Conference League tie with Ferencvaros when the two teams face each other at Tallaght Stadium on Thursday evening. The Hoops will have a mountain to climb in the second leg as they need to overcome a four-goal deficit on home soil, but the hope dies last. Both Neil Farrugia and Trevor Clarke are sidelined with injuries, while veteran midfielder Ronan Finn should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Hungarians, on the other hand, were not competitive in the Champions League qualifiers, but they proved their worth in the 4-0 crushing of Shamrock in Budapest. Anyhow, the share of spoils is on the horizon in Dublin as the visitors practically booked their place in the third qualifying round. Both Adama Traore and Barnabas Varga should be rested in the reverse fixture when it comes to the away side.
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.