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For Budapest Honved FC, the second cup final in Hungary is within reach. In the last season, the black-reds from the Hungarian capital have barely missed the cup title. There may be a new edition of the latest cup final this season. MOL Vidi, the cup winner in the 2018/19 season, is also in the semifinals of this year’s Magyar Kupa.
Honved and MOL Vidi are favorites in the semi-finals. So it is quite possible that the two cup finalists 2018/19 will meet again in the final. As in the other European football leagues, there was also a season break of almost two months in Hungary. Game operations will resume this weekend.
All games take place in front of a ghost backdrop. Accordingly, the otherwise so important home advantage of the Hungarian teams is eliminated. It remains to be seen how the semi-finalists will be able to cope with the restricted right of residence in the Magyar Kupa. For MTK Budapest it is certainly a big disadvantage without the twelfth man in the back.
After all, the second division team took a record of 11-3-0 in the 14 season games in front of their home crowd. MTK Budapest rose early a few weeks ago because the season in the second division was canceled by the Hungarian Football Association. Accordingly, the capital kickers can focus entirely on the cup competition.
Bookmakers see MTK Budapest vs. MTK semi-final match Honved Budapest, according to odds, the guests only as a slight favorite. In addition to our MTK Budapest vs Honved Budapest prediction, further analyzes and tips on the football matches this weekend can be found in the betting base section Sports betting tips.
According to the national titles, MTK Budapest is the most successful football team in Hungary behind record champions Ferencvaros. It was therefore all the more surprising that last season MTK Budapest had to move to the second division for the third time in ten seasons. As expected, however, the return was fixed again.
The season in the second Hungarian league was canceled. MTK Budapest and Budafoki will rise accordingly to the Hungarian upper house. However, the rise was to be expected anyway for the blue-whites from Budapest. After all, there was a cushion of twelve points on a non-promotion place. For the most part, this was thanks to home strength.
MTK Budapest scored a total of 36 points in the 14 season games of the Merkantil Bank Liga. The home record of 11-3-0 is quite impressive. In the semi-final first leg of Magyar Kupa, this decisive home advantage is now limited by the ghost backdrop. It remains to be seen to what extent the blue-whites can build on the strong home record from the second division.
In the cup, the team around the German trainer Michael Boris has so far mainly been able to rely on the defensive game. In the five cup rounds completed, there has not been a single goal for MTK Budapest. If this sovereign defensive work continues, the 23-time Hungarian champion can certainly hope for a good first leg result.
With players like Lencse and Bognar, the offensive of the blue-whites is also very strong. Both offensive players have a total of 36 scorer points. Laszlo Lencse leads the internal list of goalscorers with 14 goals. On Saturday evening, coach Michael Boris will be able to draw on unlimited resources. If the second division team wins a home win, MTK Budapest vs. Honved attractive odds paid for tip 1.
Honved Budapest does not want to miss the second chance for the cup title. The soccer players from “Kispest” are only a few steps away from the second cup final in a row. MOL Vidi FC may be waiting for the black-red from Budapest in the final. The last season’s cup opponent is also still in the semifinals of this year’s Magyar Kupa.
According to the results before the break in Hungary, the season break for Honved Budapest came at the perfect time. The black-red were in a small form crisis and only won one single in the last seven competitive games (cross-competition). On the last day before the break, there was also a bitter home swatter.
Honved Budapest lost the home game against Kisvarda 1-5. It was also the last competitive game under the Italian coaching staff of the capital kickers. Honved Budapest suspended coach Sannino and his assistant Recenti because of the ongoing crisis. Istvan Urbanyi, as sports director, has temporarily taken on the role of instructor.
The 53-year-old wants to end the negative trend with his team and present the Magyar Kupa in the semi-final first leg. The ghost backdrop suits the black and red at the upcoming capital derby. Before the recent form crisis, Honved’s results were quite impressive abroad.
Honved currently has an away record of 5-4-3 in the OTP Bank Liga. Across the competition, Honved Budapest has suffered only one defeat in their last eight away games. The black-red conceded only three goals. On Saturday evening, a good first leg result for the kickers from “Kispest” has top priority.
Accordingly, it remains to be seen with what tactic Urbanyi will play his team. It is quite possible that due to the lack of game practice, the main focus will be on defensive play. At MTK Budapest against Honved Budapest, a forecast of a low-goal city derby is therefore by no means wrong.
MTK Budapest vs Honved head to head matches
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
13.05.17 OTP Honved MTK Budapest 2 : 1