Monday, September 25, 2023

Prediction: Slovan Bratislava vs Ferencvaros

Prediction: Slovan Bratislava to win 2-1

Best Odds: 15/2


Slovan Bratislava and Ferencvaros will face each other in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round at Národný futbalový štadión in Bratislava this week. The match is scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm UK time on Wednesday.

Slovan Bratislava

Slovan Bratislava are one of the biggest clubs in Slovakia and have played in the UEFA Champions League before on a number of occasions. The Sky Blues have won the Czechoslovak First League as many as eight times, the Czechoslovak Cup on five occasions, the Slovak Super Lig as many as 16 times, and the Slovak Cup 10 times.

The Bratislava-based club have a rich history in European competitions as well. They won the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup  in 1969 and finished runners-up in the Mitropa Cup in 1964. Vladimír Weiss’s side won the 2021–22 Slovak First Football League title with  74 points from 32 matches, picking up 11 more points than second-placed Ruzomberok.

Slovan Bratislava have made a decent start to the 2022–23 Slovak First Football League campaign. They are fifth in the standings at the moment with three points from two matches, just a point behind leaders Ruzomberok.

Having won the first leg 2-1 away from home, Slovan Bratislava will fancy their chances of getting the job done against Ferencvaros in front of their own fans on Wednesday.

Team News:

Adam Hrdina, Guram Kashia, Lucas Lovat, David Holman, Tigran Barseghyan and Ivan Saponjic all are available for Slovan Bratislava.


Ferencvaros are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Hungary and have past experience of playing in the UEFA Champions League. The Green Eagles have won the Nemzeti Bajnokság I title as many as 33 times in their history and the Magyar Kupa on 24 occasions.

The Hungarian giants have a good record in Europe as well. Ferencvaros won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1964-65, ended runners-up in UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup in 1974-75, clinched the Mitropa Cup twice in 1928 and 1937, and claimed the Challenge Cup in 1909.

Ferencvaros won the 2021–22 Nemzeti Bajnokság I title last season with 71 points from 33 matches, picked up as many as 12 points more than second-placed Kisvarda. They lost the first leg of the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round second-leg tie against Slovan Bratislava 2-1 at home and face an uphill battle in the second leg.

Team News:

Adam Bogdan, Samy Mmaee, Endre Botka, Anderson Esiti, Fortune Bassey and Franck Boli all are available for Ferencvaros.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Slovan Bratislava have won 2 games against Ferencvaros.
  • Slovan Bratislava have scored 6 goals against Ferencvaros.
  • Ferencvaros have scored 2 goals against Slovan Bratislava. 
  • Slovan Bratislava have won their last 2 competitive matches.
  • Ferencvaros have won 3 of their last 5 competitive matches.


Ferencvaros will not make it easy for Slovan Bratislava, but the Slovakian giants are at home and should get the job done.

Prediction: Slovan Bratislava to win 2-1

Best Odds: 15/2



Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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