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The ball is rolling again in Hungary! Honved against MTK Budapest is a classic in the semi-finals of the Magyar Cup. The first leg took place last Saturday evening and ended in a goalless draw. This was a flattering result for the guests from the upper house, because MTK was the team that determined the game.
The upcoming return match will now take place at the same location in the Hidegkuti Nandor Stadium, as it is currently serving as a home for both clubs because the Bozsik Jozsef Stadium and thus Honved’s “living room” is being renovated.
You can expect a strongly tactical game, because every hit can mean a preliminary decision.
Against this background, the Honved against MTK Budapest Tip includes a maximum of two goals in the course of the game. Further preliminary reports and analyzes of games in Europe or beyond are available in the side area of the international football tips on the betting basis.
Honved wants to move into the Hungarian Cup final as last year. At that time, the kickers from Kispest had to surrender to the current runner-up MOL Fehervar FC from Székesfehérvár. The rounds up to the semi-finals of the current issue were mostly dominated confidently.
The round of 16 against Haladas was a Vabanque game. Against the second division club, the move into the next round was only achieved after an extension in the second leg and the fans of the winner of the Mitropapokal from 1959 could thank their club idol Ivan Lovric.
The 34-year-old oldie is actually responsible for preventing goals in the Honved defense, but in the 100th minute of the second leg he scored the decisive goal for his team. In league operations, the kickers from Kispest again broke in before the game was stopped in mid-March.
The 14-time champion has not had a win in four rounds and it is only possible to take part in European business again. The focus at “Oroszlánok” for this season is therefore on the trophy, especially against the background that a possible triumph would still involve participation in the qualification for the Europa League.
One drawback this season is the offensive. This has the second worst value in NB I.! Only the bottom of the table from Kaposvar hits less than the team of coach Giuseppe Sannino.
Only the old Italian warhorse Davide Lanzafame can be excluded from the offensive criticism. With eleven goals, he scored almost half of all Honved goals in the league this season. The value gives the 33-year-old, who has also had a short contract with Juventus Turin in his career, first place in the top Hungarian top scorer group.
The new signing from champion Ferencvaros thus very well fills in the footsteps of last year’s best goalie from NB I in the person of striker Filip Holender, who moved to FC Lugano.
Even though there are still twelve game days to go in the Merkantil Bank Liga, the lower house of Hungarian football, MTK Budapest’s return to NB I is becoming increasingly apparent. After relegation last year, the immediate comeback will very likely follow.
In the table, the 23-time champion, second best result in the history of the league after Ferencvaros, is in first place. Budafoki is still within striking distance, but even second place would be enough for the climb and the gap to third place is already twelve points.
The relegation can be ironed out and the cup competition offers the traditional club the chance to win a title. It would be the 13th success – yet another record that only Ferencvaros Budapest topped.
However, MTK’s most recent cup win was 20 years ago and the final was in the final eight years ago, with a painful penalty shootout defeat by Debreceni Vasutas.
In the current competition, the first edition of which MTK won in 1910, coach Michael Boris’ team again had some luck in the draws: MTK did not have to compete with any first division team before the semifinals.
On the offensive, the hopes of the blue-whites are particularly on Laszlo Lencse’s shoulders. The 31-year-old is the best scorer of his team in league operations and is ranked second in the scorer scoring in the Merkantil Bank Liga.
In the cup, he was spared almost all the way before the semi-finals, but now, of course, he will be used in the decisive phase as in the first leg last weekend.
In view of the good performance in the first leg and the lack of consistency on the part of the opponent, in the match between Honved and MTK Budapest we locate enough value for the twelve-time cup winner to move into the upcoming final.
Honved vs MTK Budapest head to head matches
23.05.20 HC MTK Budapest Honved 0 : 0
19.05.19 OTP MTK Budapest Honved 1 : 4
23.02.19 OTP Honved MTK Budapest 2 : 1
20.10.18 OTP MTK Budapest Honved 1 : 1
03.02.18 CF MTK Budapest Honved 1 : 3