Honved vs Rabotnicki Skopje (By: Stanioooo)

Honved face Rabotnicki in the 2nd leg of their tie in EL. First one finished 2:1 for the Macedonians.

Both of the teams finished in a long distance from the champions in thier leagues during the last season. Honved finished in 4th place, 21 points behind the 1st Videoton, while Rabotnicki were 3rd, 39 points behind Skendija. Their 1st leg was absolutely equal, almost equal possession and shots on and off target, just the hosts were a little bit more precisely and took the win. In Bucharest it is going to be different match for sure and I expect Honved to control the game and create much more chances, looking for the win with result, which will qualify them in the next round. Infact 1:0 will be enough and absolutely possible outcome.

Honved have different results in Europe in the last years. They lost some of their home matches against teams like Vojvodina, Anzhi or Beer Sheva, but all of them were against quality teams. Anzhi destroyed them 4:0 in the period when were invested a lot of money in the Russian team, Beer Sheva eliminated them last season, when they also eliminated Ludogorets and I saw they had really good players. Vojvodina also eliminated them in 2013/14 after two wins.. but when they faced team typical to their Macedonian opponent during 2013/14- it was Celik Niksic from Montenegro, it finished with the trashing 9:0. Of course, such a big win is absolutely impossible here, these teams are close as class, but really think Honved is the better one in this tie.

Rabotnicki had really tough time, when they have to play as visitors in Europe during the last seasons. Rabotnicki lost 6 of their last 8 EL qualifying games away from home and managed to score just twice in them. Four of those games saw 1-0 correct full-time scoreline. That's really bad news for the team, because they will need goal today and it's obvious it's not easy for their team to score goal/s away from home. It's hard to imagine they will keep goalless draw against Honved in Bucharest to qualify.

I don't exclude extra time here, if Honved beat with 2:1 in the regular time. I was looking at first for the tip Honved to qualify, but none of bet365 or Pinnacle offers it, so I have to go just with a home win here. Really trust the Hungarians here, because I think their league is from higher class and with the stats Macedonians have as visitors during the last seasons with so many 1:0 defeats against teams worse than Honved, I don't see an option Rabotnicki to avoid the defeat.

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Honved vs Rabotnicki Skopje predictions

Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Honved Pinnacle 1.74 10 4-0 WON (+7.4 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
Honved vs Rabotnicki Skopje betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Stanioooo).
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