10/20/20 3 pm
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Barcelona is welcoming Ferencvarosi TC to Camp Nou in round 1 in the UEFA Champions League.
Barcelona has been decent so far this season, far from their best form, but solid, nonetheless. With 7 points, 8 scored goals, and only 2 conceded goals, Barcelona is in 9th place in the standings. Barcelona hasn’t won any of their last 2 games in LaLiga, and they lost their latest LaLiga match this past weekend. Barcelona was playing against Getafe on the road in that match, and they were the dominant team with 73% of ball possession, 1 shot on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 87% of the correct passes. Barcelona is still struggling in the attacking end, and while their defense was solid, there isn’t much you can do against a penalty shot. Barcelona has conceded a goal in the 56th minute from the penalty spot, and they ended up losing this game 1-0. As I’ve said, Barcelona is struggling in the attacking end because Griezmann is not playing well, and Messi is adapting to his new role away from goal. Ter Stegen, Umtiti, Fernandes, and Alba are all still injured for Barcelona. I’m sure Barcelona will reach their top form soon, and there are a lot of good things in Barcelona’s game, but they have much more work to do.
Ferencvarosi is the best team in Hungary, but this is the first time, in a long, long time that Ferencvarosi is playing in the Champions League. Ferencvarosi has won the title last season, 13 points ahead of Fehervar. Both offensively, and defensively, Ferencvarosi has been the best team in Hungary last season. So far this season, Ferencvarosi has 4 wins and 1 draw, 12 scored goals, 3 conceded goals, and they are at the top of the table with 13 points. Nguen is the leading goalscorer for Ferencvarosi with 4 goals, while Isael added 3 goals. There are no reported injuries in Ferencvarosi at this time. Ferencvarosi was playing against Kisvarda on the road In their last game, and they were the better team. Ferencvarosi has deservedly won that match 0-2. Ferencvarosi hasn’t lost any of their last 19 games, and they are in excellent form, but they haven’t played in this competition for a long time, and right from the game, Ferencvarosi is facing one of the best teams in the world. I don’t expect Ferencvarosi to advance past the group stage here, but they will be fighting for the third place and the Europa League.
Barcelona and Ferencvarosi have never met in the past. Barcelona hasn’t lost any of their last 6 home games, while Ferencvarosi hasn’t lost any of their last 9 games on the road. Barcelona is a big, big favorite in this match, and deservedly so. I think Barcelona will get a win here, and their offense could finally start firing on all cylinders. To get a reasonable price here, we need to combine Barcelona and goals, and I will do so because I think it will be a one-sided game.