Lithuanian champions Zalgiris will welcome Hungarian giants Ferencvaros to the LFF stadiums on Tuesday for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League qualifier.
The visitors hold the lead in the draw, having won a 2-0 first leg at home. Myrto Uzuni and Tokmac Nguen scored first-half goals to put their side ahead last week.
The victory put Ferencvaros in the driver’s seat and they only need to avoid defeat by a two-goal margin on Tuesday to advance to the next round.
They will look to secure another win to boost their momentum ahead of their national title defense which kicks off next week.
The winner of the tie will face Scottish champions Rangers in the third qualifying round.
Zalgiris vs Ferencvaros Head to Head
Last week’s first leg was the first continental clash between the two sides and Ferencvaros’ victory put them in first place to qualify.
Ferencvaros finished last season in an 11-game unbeaten streak while winning another league title. They have continued where they left off and are currently on a seven-game winning streak, including preseason friendlies and Champions League playoffs.
Zalgiris’ loss last week ended a 12-game unbeaten streak until last season.
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Zalgiris vs Ferencvaros team news
Midfielder Gratas Sirgedas is still absent from the hosts due to a muscle injury. There are no suspension concerns for Zalgiris.
Injury: Gratas Sirgedas
There are no suspensions or injury concerns for the Hungarian champions.
Zalgiris vs. Ferencvaros Predicts XI
Zalgiris Predicts XI (4-3-3): Edvinas Gertmonas (GK); Joel Bopesu, Ivan Tatomirovic, Nemanja Ljubisavljevic, Saulius Mikoliunas; Ovidijus Verbickas, Milen Gamakov, Ogenyi Onazi; Hugo Videmont, Josip Tadic, Francis Kyeremeh
Ferencvaros Predicts XI (4-3-3): Denes Dibusz (GK); Eldar Civic, Samy Mmaee, Miha Blazic, Henry Wingo; Somalia, Igor Kharatin, Tokmac Nguen; Myrto Uzuni, Ryan Mmaee, Oleksandr Zubkov
Prediction Zalgiris vs Ferencvaros
Ferencvaros has a comfortable advantage and is unlikely to advance in the pursuit of goals. The hosts are not overly ambitious in their game and this could result in a suspicious encounter.
However, the visitors have more quality and we expect a narrow victory in their favor.
Prediction: Zalgiris 0-1 Ferencvaros
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