Honved vs. Zalaegerszegi Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 29, 2022 20:00 CET
After a break of almost three months, the competition in the Hungarian OTP Bank League begins. The first match of the new season will be played on Friday at 20:00, and the opponents will be Honved and Zalaegerszegi.
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Honved Team News
Honved finished last season very close to the relegation zone, in ninth place. They had only 2 points more than MTK, which was relegated from the league, so we can say that they saved the first league status “by a hair”.
When we talk about efficiency, in 33 matches they scored 48 and conceded 51 goals, and with an average of 3 goals per game, they were the third most efficient team in the championship.
It is interesting to note that 19 out of a total of 33 of their matches ended with at least 3 goals, 10 of which were at home.
They finished the last season at a slightly slower pace, and since such a style of play threatened their survival in the league, we believe that they will want to start the new season with a positive result. This means that we can expect a more offensive approach from them in the opening game.
Zalaegerszegi Team News
Not even the visiting team can boast of the placement in the last season. Zalaegerszegi won 39 points in 33 games played, which was enough for the eighth position in the table.
What set them apart last season was their performance away from home. In 16 matches, they won only 17 points, and together with the MTK team, they were the worst in terms of that parameter.
In addition, they conceded as many as 32 goals in away games, and with an average of 2 conceded goals per match, they were the worst in the league.
With an average of 3.1 goals per game, Zalaegerszegi was the second most efficient team in the championship, and as many as 20 of their matches ended with at least 3 goals.
Given that they did not change too many players during the summer break, we expect a similar offensive rhythm from them this season as well.
Their matches in the domestic championship are traditionally efficient, and we hope that trend will continue after Friday’s match.
Injuries and suspensions
Both teams will play this match in their strongest squads.
Honved vs. Zalaegerszegi Prediction
Without thinking too much in this match, we decided to go for goals. This will be a duel between two teams that prefer an offensive style of play, so we believe that there will be no shortage of goals.
During the preparatory period, the guests showed really great goal-scoring qualities, which is one more reason to believe that this will be an effective duel.
Date and time: 29.07.2022 20:00 CET
Prediction: Goals in both halves