I didn't think that Paks would have a chance to beat Ferencváros this year, but in the light of the table position and the Fradi vs Fiorentina game on Thursday, the paper could be turned over.
Let's just say that anyone who watched a Ferencváros game last week will not have liked what they saw. The play of Stankovic's side has been off the mark lately. Even at home to Cukaricki, it was a stroke of luck for the Green and White to score the winning goal in the 98th minute. International duty comes at a price. While Ferencváros are struggling in the Conference League and have a realistic chance of making it to the spring, they are struggling a bit in NB1. Given the busy fixture schedule, the professional staff has to keep rotating the starting line-up so as not to overload the core players. No parallels should be drawn between international and domestic play, but while Ferencváros have a high attacking in the cup, not so much in the league. While Ferencváros doubled their tally against Mezőkövesd, Paks could rest up for this weekend's clash. The last time György Bognár's side won was at Újpest. In the previous blog post I already described the reasons for Paks' recent good form, so I won't repeat myself.
Ferencváros have one eye on Thursday's clash against Fiorentina, so György Bognár's side must seize the opportunity to avenge their defeat on Üllői út. One more thought occurred to me before I made my guess, or rather, it was interesting. The two best defenses (16-16) and offenses (29-37) in the NB1 are facing each other. Surprisingly, Fehérvár is wedged between the two in terms of goals scored (31). To sum up the above and the possibilities, Paks has the most value at 1.0 over.