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Budapest Honvéd FC
visit ZTE Aréna on Friday for the Nemzeti Bajnokság I meeting with home team Zalaegerszegi TE
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Zalaegerszegi TE, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 Nemzeti Bajnokság I triumph over Kisvárda. In that game, Zalaegerszegi TE had 44% possession and 5 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Zalaegerszegi TE was András Radó (83'). Kisvárda had 12 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
Fixtures featuring Zalaegerszegi TE have usually been absorbing ones recently with high scoring expected. Over their past six games, the sum of 20 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 16 of those being chalked up by Zete. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, though.
A look at their previous results shows us that Zalaegerszegi TE:
- have not registered a win against Budapest Honvéd FC in their previous 4 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
Budapest Honvéd FC
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Ferencvárosi TC in Nemzeti Bajnokság I action, Budapest Honvéd FC and their fans will hope to get a better result this time. In that game, Budapest Honvéd FC had 44% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. On the other side, Ferencvárosi TC got 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Miha Blažič (48') and Michal Škvarka (53') scored for Ferencvárosi TC.
The numbers tell their own story, and Budapest Honvéd FC have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. At the back, Honvéd have seen their frailties exposed.
Heading into this fixture, Budapest Honvéd FC have not been beaten by Zalaegerszegi TE in away games against them for the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 11/09/2010 shows us that Zalaegerszegi TE have won 1 of these games and Budapest Honvéd FC 5, with the number of draws standing at 0.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 2 for Zete and 11 created by Honvéd. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.17.
The last league game featuring the two was Nemzeti Bajnokság I match day 20 on 08/02/2020 when it finished Budapest Honvéd FC 2-0 Zalaegerszegi TE. The match was refereed by József Erdős.
Team News: Zalaegerszegi TE
Zalaegerszegi TE boss Gábor Marton will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Budapest Honvéd FC
With a fully injury-free group to pick from, Budapest Honvéd FC boss István Pisont does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
Budapest Honvéd FC and Zalaegerszegi TE should play out a closely-fought contest here. A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore anticipating a very close game with a 1-1 score at the end of this game.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: ZTE Aréna (8,990)
Captain: Benjamin Babati
Chairman: Gábor Végh
Manager: Gábor Marton
Competitions: Nemzeti Bajnokság I position 7
🔑 Key Man: Gergely Bobál
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Gergely Bobál was born in Hungary. Having made a first senior appearance for Budapest Honvéd FC in the 2011 - 2012 season, the talented Forward has scored 11 league goals in this Nemzeti Bajnokság I 2019 - 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 26 appearances.