Ujpest vs Neftchi Baku
Players of Ujpest took the lead in ninth minute of the first leg thanks to a goal from Nagy, but the game didn't turn out to be so easy for them. On contrary, players of Neftchi were dominating and deserved their victory in the end.
Now, with a two goals difference defeat the progress to the second round of the Europa League will be far more difficult for the Hungarians. Their club is in good direction in recent years and surely that they want to continue participation in Europa League for as long as possible.
They have a very decent previous season, ending at third position in OTP Bank Liga, but also winning the Hungarian Cup late in May. It was after penalty kick series against Puskas Academy. No doubt that the ambitions are similar for the new season as well. Not much of the transfer moves have been seen till now.
Neftchi didn't start the first leg that well conceding a goal in first ten minutes, they quickly restored power on the field. Dabo leveled up the result in 23rd minute as they continued being bit better in the first half time.
However, as the time progressed hosts looked better and better and actually dominated the second half time completely. Dabo and Makhmudov were goal scorers in the second half time for completely deserved victory.
They have ended the previous season on third position with three points less than second placed Gabala and nineteen less than champions from Qarabag. The side surely wants to more competitive in the domestic league, but also to try to reach the group stage of Europa League. They have surely improved the squad in comparison to previous season in the newest transfer season.
Neftchi looked better in the first game and deservedly won, however Hungarians are not a side without aspirations here. There's no doubt for me that the hosts will try to attack and will still seek progress to the next round. under such circumstances, we should once again see very open game with valuable odds for three goals or more.
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Ujpest vs Neftchi Baku prediction
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.95 with Bet365